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Women wanted! Must have own bike..

The CTC Scotland Committee would like women to join them in the challenge to make Scotland a cycling nation, so Suzanne Forup has said she would help them find some willing volunteers...
the CTC Scotland committee and Suzanne

The CTC Scotland committee is currently an all-male group. They are diverse in interests, backgrounds, skills and location. But they are definitely all blokes and they can’t seem to attract any women to join them. So, rather like ‘My Single Friend’, I said I’d reach out and see if I could promote their appeal...

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Never too late to get back to cycling

Lawrie aged 75 gets back on a bike after 40 years, joining a health ride at Moors Valley Country Park in Dorset.
Lawrie with fellow riders

Three years ago Laurie Shields had been retired for a number of years: "I was coasting along in a comfortable if unexciting and not very demanding rut towards the inevitable," says Laurie, "I had no significant medical problems."

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CTC's Tejesh Mistry says 'Let's build on the success that has already been achieved in cycling'

CTC Development Manager Tejesh Mistry was invited to join in the coverage of the Tour de France yesterday as a guest on Sky News to reflect on the impact Tour and Olympic fever has had at grass roots level for cycling.
CTC Development Manager Tejesh Mistry on Sky News

Tejesh is CTC's South East Development Manager, working with CTC's cycling development team in Essex, Hampshire and the Chilterns.

Tejesh spoke from a personal view point of seeing an increased number of parents bringing their children along to local cycling events and activities since Sir Bradley became the first British winner last year.

The interview, just hours before British cyclist Chris Froome won the 100th Tour de France touched on the opportunities in the community for people of all ages.

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Here come the girls.. ! Belles are on their bikes in Glasgow

The Glasgow Belles on Bikes project held its first summer social this week. CTC's Suzanne Forup went along to meet them and find out how they get so many women cycling..
The Belles on Bikes Glasgow

I think it’s always a good sign when I turn up to an event and there is a good selection of wine bottles, glasses and food already laid out. Not least because it means I’m in the right place...

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Edinburgh Festival of Cycling – a right proper festival

Edinburgh has just hosted it's first Festival Of Cycling, with activities and events round the clock to demonstrate that it means business in the challenge to create a cycling culture in our capital city.
Cycling mum Copenhagen style

Edinburgh knows how to do Festivals. It doesn’t hold with the ‘two day, blink and you missed it’ events that other cities call a festival, Edinburgh Festivals take over your life for weeks at a time.

The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling has proved to be no different. Established this year  by a dedicated (some might say obsessed) group of volunteers, the EdFoC has provided and promoted nearly two weeks of engaging cycling-themed activities for anyone and everyone across the City.

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On two wheels with my new bike accessory – a toddler

As a single, carefree cyclist I had happily weaved through the traffic with few fears. Now I'm a parent it's taken my local CTC-affiliated cycle club to get me back on my bike, with my toddler on board..
Cycling on NCN Route 76 in Dunbar

As a single, carefree cyclist I had happily weaved through the traffic on holiday in Mumbai and Panama City, and at home in Edinburgh and London, with few fears. Then I became pregnant, felt the fear and the joy of a fragile, new life growing inside me and stopped cycling.

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Innerleithen Uplift: On Track and Gaining Speed

The Innerleithen Uplift project has been in the pipeline for a while now, and, like all of these projects, there are many unforeseen challenges and hurdles. The guys at AimUp have their eyes set on a big prize though, and the Tweed Love Bike Festival was a good time to catch up on progress.

From the programme for the Tweedlove Bike Festival 2013

Tweed Love fired a few questions over to AimUp, to see how progress is going towards the planned bike uplift…

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Bikes out the shed and into the Scottish sunshine!

Belles on Bikes - supporting women in Scotland to cycle for leisure, transport and sport
Mechanics Abbi and Katy with a happy customer

Bike Club Scotland’s Belles on Bikes project got hundreds of young people on bikes at the weekend, in the glorious sunshine at Leith Festival Gala Day in Edinburgh.

The timber skills trails were a huge success with children and parents; children tackled the course on scoots, balance bikes and a range of borrowed cycles whilst parents chatted with CTC staff and volunteers. Our mechanics, Katy and Abbi, were busy all day adjusting bikes, fixing minor ailments and showing other women how to keep their bikes on the road.

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Inclusive Cycling gets just over half a million Big Lottery Fund boost

30 May 2013
CTC is delighted to have been awarded £590,000 from Big Lottery Fund to enable over 1000 more people with disabilities to enjoy cycling.
Zara enjoying a Sheffield Freedom Disability Cycling Day

The charity will now set up a network of Inclusive Cycling Champions to build on the work that CTC already does to enable people with disabilities to enjoy cycling. The project will run for 2 years.

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Get Britain Cycling report recommends £10 per head, per year funding for cycling

Six weeks of oral evidence, hundreds of written pages, and the report is out. CTC welcomes its publication and urges the Government to implement its 18 recommendations
Chris Boardman, MP Julian Huppert, Dr Sarah Wollaston and Ian Austin

CTC, the national cycling charity, is calling on David Cameron to act on the report, which calls for 10 per cent of journeys in Britain to be made by cycle by 2025 – the current figure is less than 2 per cent.

It has also called for central government spending of at least £10 per head of population per year to boost cycle use, increasing as cycle use rises. London has recently announced plans to spend £12.50 per person per year over the next 10 years, whilst the Dutch are spending around £24 per person per year.

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