CTC Case Studies

17 October 2014 - 2:38pm
Sophia's story - a family who cycles together
Sophia with her sister and dad riding one of the adapted cycles
Sophia's parents had always struggled to find activities that they could do together as a family. However, they discovered the 'You Can Bike Too' project, Sophia learnt to cycle and her family can now spend time together, exercising and having fun.
15 October 2014 - 10:24am
Olivia's story - cycling without limbs
Olivia cycling on her bike
When Olivia was two-years-old, she contracted Meningitis and had her lower legs and left arm amputated. She struggled to keep up with her friends who could cycle, but through the help of the inclusive cycling centre, Watchtree Wheelers, she's now riding her own bike.
9 October 2014 - 3:27pm
David's story - life after a stroke
David on his trike with his grandchildren
David was a keen cyclist until a stroke significantly reduced his mobility and took his speech. After hearing about the All Ability Cycling project, David decided to give it ago, and he never looked back.
26 September 2014 - 4:07pm
Laura's story - cycling for recuperation
Laura and her mum on the side by side tandem
Laura was a PE teacher, but a brain tumour triggered a stroke, leaving her paralysed down one side. Find out how an inclusive cycling centre helped her.
15 September 2014 - 10:41am
Working at Wyre Wheels lifts Angela’s spirits
Girl hold an umbrella on a bike
Angela’s mental health problems had left her feeling depressed and she shunned social situations. However, volunteering at Wyre Wheels has given Angela her life back; her confidence is up and she enjoys socialising again.
10 September 2014 - 2:55pm
Alicia's story - teaching an adult to ride a bike
CTC cycling Case Study
Is it ever too late to learn to ride a bike? Definitely not, as Alicia recently found out when she asked CTC Cycle Instructor Julie Rand for help. Alicia has wanted to learn to cycle for nearly 30 years.
3 September 2014 - 4:14pm
Lindsay's story
Lindsay with her dog
Lindsay's life was transformed by an accident that left her paralysed from the chest down. Now, with the help of an inclusive cycling centre, her fitness levels have improved so much she has become a personal trainer.
14 August 2014 - 1:06pm
The transforming power of cycling
Cyclist at sunset
Children of all ages and abilities are offered the chance to ride all-ability cycles through Alice Holt Forest in Hampshire. CTC's Kay Lakin went along for a session to see the huge smiles on their faces.
30 July 2014 - 10:29am
Petitioning for a green route to Heysham
Proposed Heysham - Lancaster route
Lancashire cycle campaign group Dynamo has been successfully drumming up public support for a proposed green cycle route to connect Lancaster to Heysham.
19 May 2014 - 3:30pm
Removing barriers to cycling in Chelmsford, Essex
Two bollards to Chelmsford where once were ugly barriers
Something interesting has been happening quietly in the town in the last few months. Bit by bit, a long-established part of the transport network has been dismantled.
6 May 2014 - 2:41pm
Building bikes, changing lives
Young people and tutors on the BYOB course
Suzanne Forup manages the Bike Club Scotland programme, which enables young people to take up cycling. A recent visit showed her that cycling can help young people in very challenging circumstances..
24 April 2014 - 12:53pm
Winning the right to cycle on Llandudno Promenade
Roy Spilsbury on Llandudno Promenade
Roy Spilsbury shares his experience of fighting and winning a campaign to allow cyclists to ride along the Llandudno Promenade.
22 April 2014 - 8:59am
Brighton’s successful North Laine contraflow scheme
Becky Reynolds, "One Way, No Way!" Campaigner
Becky Reynolds grew up cycling. Her Mum taught her to ride at an early age, so cycling has been and integral part of her life for as long as she can remember. What changed this everyday self-described 'utility cyclist' into a campaigner and co-founder of Cycle Lewes, an active campaigning group?
22 April 2014 - 8:52am
Chichester is a 20mph city thanks to one mum’s dedication and a team of volunteers
Sarah with her two children
Sarah Sharp never thought of herself as a cycle campaigner before she initiated the Chichester 20s Plenty campaign; in fact, this self-described 'ordinary housewife' didn’t even learn to ride a bike until she was 28. So what was it exactly that changed in this mum of two?
28 July 2014 - 8:43am
Leighton Buzzard residents demand Space for Cycling
100 residents pinned messages to local councillors on a bike
Nearly 100 people from the Leighton Buzzard area have come together to demand that the council invest more funds in better provision for cycling in the town.
23 July 2014 - 2:17pm
Bristol Road Justice campaigners put pressure on police
Road Justice map of police pledges
Bristol Cycling Campaign (BCyC) is an excellent example of a group of local campaigners who have wholeheartedly got behind the Road Justice campaign by ramping up pressure on their local force to improve roads policing.
11 April 2014 - 4:20pm
Becoming a Mountain Bike Leader - an interview with Sharon Harod
Sharon during her Technical Leader Award course
We ask Sharon Harod, who recently completed her second CTC Leader course what it is that got her into mountain biking, why she wants to do it and how she found her CTC courses.
2 April 2014 - 3:07pm
Dorset Cyclists’ Network - a model for nationwide campaigning
The Dorset Cyclists' Network logo
Dorset Cycling Network is concerned with bringing about change for cyclists by enabling individuals and institutions within Dorset to network, which yields an attractive model to deliver nationwide county collaboration.
3 February 2014 - 2:04pm
Cycle Chilterns summer Bikeability sessions give children more confidence!
Morning Bikeability level 1 session at Amersham
Last summer, 37 children took part in a successful series of Bikeability courses run by the Cycle Chilterns project. The courses took place over two weeks in Tring and Amersham.
23 January 2014 - 10:45am
Boathouse Youth Blackpool
Blackpool Boathouse Youth
Back in 2009, the CTC community cycling offering was in its infancy and Boathouse Youth (BHY) was just beginning its work in the deprived community of South Shore, Blackpool, an area which is in the worst 1% of most deprived wards in the country.

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