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Pedalling through the barriers to cycling

Lorraine Stone, our Fundraising Officer, writes about her journey back to cycling, thanks to a CTC project with her local council.
Advice during cycle training

Being somewhat of a scaredy cat, and living on a rather off-putting 'Big Hill', I admit to being a lapsed cyclist. Living only a short walk (downhill!) to my local town, not possessing a cycle carrier for our car, and residing around 25 miles (along a very busy ‘A’ road) from my place of work, are just some of the excuses I've trotted out to preserve the status quo.

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Surrey based cycling charity already looking forward to the NEXT Tour of Britain

As the Tour of Britain arrives in the county, Surrey based cycling charity CTC looks forward to the next big event – the Women's Tour
The team take part in Tour deFeminin Krasna Lipa stage race in the Czech Republi

As the Tour of Britain comes to Surrey this week for the penultimate stage, CTC the Guildford based national  cycling charity is already looking ahead to 2014 when its team will race in the inaugural Women’s Tour of Britain.

Scheduled to take place in May 2014 the event will be a women’s elite five day international stage race

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Telephone: 0844-736-8453

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Freshers' cycle training after call from Oxford MP to improve safety for students

Oxford University freshers to get free cycle training as CTC answers MP’s call at the ‘Get Britain Cycling’ debate
Riders on a street

During last week’s well-attended cycling debate in Parliament, Oxford West and Abingdon MP Nicola Blackwood questioned the lack of cycle training for students coming to the city and cycling for the first time on unfamiliar roads.

After campaigning with other cycling organisations for the debate, and the recent ‘Cycling Revolution’ cash announced by David Cameron, CTC the national cycling charity, has offered to help.

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Email: publicity@ctc.org.uk
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Why is increasing physical activity important?

Cycling can contribute to increasing physical activity and has a number of significant health benefits. There has been considerable progress promoting physical activity in Scotland.
Cycling can contribute to increasing physical activity

Inactivity accounts for at least 2,500 deaths each year in Scotland and for almost 1 in 10 deaths worldwide. It is considered to be the second biggest risk factor for mortality, behind high blood pressure. Increased physical fitness would reduce premature death by 30% and can help prevent and treat more than 20 chronic diseases. Getting Scotland fit could increase an individual's life expectancy by almost a year.

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A moveable feast for businesses in Brentford

Brentford Bikes, a project partly-funded by CTC, is looking to connect the people and places across of Brentford through a moveable feast of food, art and culture in order to promote the use of cargo bikes for business deliveries.
Three people pedalling cargo bikes

Various organisations are joining forces to help launch an innovative project that hopes to increase the number of Brentford businesses using cargo bikes to deliver their goods and services. The project, Brentford Bikes, will make available three Christiania cargo bikes for a three month period during a pilot phase; these can be used by local businesses free of charge.

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Endurance cycling TransAmerica with a bike called Pseudomonas

Riding 3,415 miles from Los Angeles to Boston
Chris Oliver riding through the Rockies

Cycling 80 to 100+ miles a day every day for seven weeks is simply mind-numbing.

Chronic fatigue, aching legs, arms and backs are coupled with addled brains turned into mush by too many towns and too many miles in too short a time.

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Can you design a pump track? CTC's latest competition needs your ideas

CTC MTB has teamed up with Urban Design Specialists DHUD, DMR Bikes and the Cycle Show, the UK’s number one cycling exhibition to capture your ideas and potential opportunities for the development of a pump track project.
Rider on a pump track

Calling all budding trail designers and dirt riders!

Here is a chance to turn your fantasy trail design into reality.

If you ride at your local bike park and you reckon you could have come up with some better ‘berms’ and ‘rollers ’ then have a go at designing your own.

CTC, the national cycling charity’s MTB trail consultancy team has linked up with Urban Design Specialists DHUD, DMR Bikes and the Cycleshow, the UK’s number one cycling exhibition to capture your ideas and potential opportunities for the development of a pump track.

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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...

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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