Promotion and Encouragement

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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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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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