CTC Case Studies

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
Light bulb moment as 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.
4 November 2013 - 3:18pm
How to change someone's life - cycle training Oxford undergraduates
Student and cycle instructor
After local MP Nicola Blackwood questioned the lack of cycle training for new students at Oxford during the 'Get Britain Cycling' debate last August, CTC stepped in to offer a day of free sessions for freshers.
21 August 2013 - 4:22pm
David enjoys cycling again
David Watts riding his bike
The sight of his three professional quality bikes hung up in the garage was a constant reminder of what David Watts was missing following a stroke.
24 July 2013 - 2:52pm
Never too late to get back to cycling
Lawrie with fellow riders
Lawrie aged 75 gets back on a bike after 40 years, joining a health ride at Moors Valley Country Park in Dorset.
22 July 2013 - 12:31pm
Cycling for mental and emotional health
Jacqui Wilcox, who now works part time as a cycling instructor
Some things we do are life changing. For Jacqui Wilcox, taking part in a project called Bike Minded was exactly that.
10 July 2013 - 3:18pm
How to develop a bicycle maintenance workshop as a community project
Headset workshop
The story of Headset: how we set up two, cost neutral, bicycle workshops in the Portland to Dorchester transport corridor - by Angus Dawson from Headset
15 May 2013 - 3:37pm
Cycling for mental health
The Mental Health Team and their bikes
Sheffield CTC has been working with the Sheffield Health Trust for several years helping people with low level mental health issues.
22 April 2013 - 6:16pm
Jim enjoys a new lease of life with Lisburn Tandem Group
Riders on a tandem
Jim Moore stopped cycling when his eyesight deteriorated but he longed to be back on a bike. Then he discovered the LIsburn Tandem Group and has discovered a new 'cycling' lease of life.
8 April 2013 - 2:56pm
Come Cycling Ledbury
Cycles under a cherry tree
Do you want to attract visitors to where you live - and for them to enjoy cycling while they're there? The Come Cycling initiative is the perfect opportunity.

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