CTC Case Studies

30 July 2014 - 11:29am
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 - 4:30pm
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 - 3:41pm
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 - 1:53pm
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 - 9:59am
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 - 9:52am
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 - 9:43am
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 - 3:17pm
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 - 5:20pm
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 - 4:07pm
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 - 3:04pm
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 - 11:45am
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.
14 January 2014 - 11:54am
Supporting Healthy Streets
Healthy Streets Maintenance
CTC were funded by the Lancashire County Council Gateway programme to deliver Community Cycle Clubs in partnership with "Healthy Streets". Over the first eighteen months 23 community cycling projects were identified and supported through the work of CTC Cycling Development officer Damian Bonsall.
10 January 2014 - 4:49pm
Donna - from learning to cycle to learning maintenance
Donna working on a wheel
Donna has learned to ride on the roads, even tackling her toughest roundabouts and taken a two-week cycle maintenance course. We spoke to her in the autumn, and here are her plans for more cycling, and reflections on what cycling has meant to her thus far.
20 December 2013 - 12:33am
CTC delivers a Ride Managers' Course in Reading to the Public Sector
CTC has developed a course for people looking to organise their own cycle rides in their sectors of work. This is a report of the course we delivered in Reading.
4 December 2013 - 11:14am
Downhill legend Steve Peat thrills local children in Sheffield
Steve Peat at Parkwood Springs, Sheffield
Good fortune came to kids from Parkwood Springs when local downhill legend Steve Peat turned up to give them a few tips and ride with them around their local track.
27 November 2013 - 6:10pm
Burnley Active Spaces
Burnley Active Spaces
The Active Spaces charity in Burnley operates from Townley Park and offers a range of walking and cycling opportunities to improve health for people either responding to an advert or who have been referred by a health professional.
27 November 2013 - 5:49pm
Lancashire Youth Challenge
Lancashire Youth Challenge
A number of organisations working with young people in Lancaster came together with CTC to offer a life-changing cycling experience to a group of young people from deprived areas of the city.
21 November 2013 - 6:08pm
Bridging Communities
Belfast Interface Area Cycle Club
Two cycle clubs were developed at the Macrory and Fortwilliam Presbyterian Church sites in Belfast that bridge the Duncairn interface area.
6 November 2013 - 1:22pm
Teenagers become trainers
Bike Club Scotland has developed a Package for 14-16yr olds to introduce them to the world of cycle leadership. 117 new leaders are now working with their club, group or school to help develop cycling as an activity for more young people to access.

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