Promotion and Encouragement

CTC's Workplace Challenge is recommended by NICE
Boost public health by getting more people cycling, so says major new guidance from NICE, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. NICE calls on local authorities, businesses and the health sector to help increase physical activity.

Emily leads a group of mums cycling with their kids
CTC Cycle Champions is unashamedly enthusiastic about getting people back on a bike, often after years and sometimes for the first time ever. Many go on to make cycling a regular part of their daily lives and the benefits are huge. Lee and Emily's story is a great example.

Riders on a suburban street in Greenstead
Keeping busy in Colchester - 26 Oct 2012 - Blog
After a busy summer, things have remained hectic into the autumn. CTC Cycling Development Officer Richard Monk tells us what he's been up to.

Elaine completes here CTC cycle training
This week, Elaine Norman, the first participant in CTC's Adult Cycle Training Scheme, run in partnership with Plymouth City Council, completed her Level 1 National Cycle Training Standards Course and is keen to get out and about by bicycle in Plymouth.

Riding to work allows time to take in the sights
How to plan a cycle route to work - 25 Oct 2012 - Article
Cycling to work is growing in popularity in the UK. You'll save time, money and stress when you free yourself from the daily grind of parking penalties and petrol prices. But how can you find a suitable route?

Man in suit riding to work
With the roads getting ever more clogged with motorised traffic and the population getting fatter, the government is keen to encourage employees to cycle to work. Businesses that want to encourage it too can now sign up to 'businesscycle', a scheme that replaces the Cycle to Work Guarantee.

A cycle commuter keeps an eye on overtaking traffic
Top ten tips for cycling in traffic - 23 Oct 2012 - Article
In today's busy road conditions, what you may have learned years ago in the playground for your Cycling Proficiency badge just doesn't cut it. Update your cycling skills with our top ten tips.

Amanda Nelson prepares for LEJOG
Amanda pedals through the pain of CRPS - 16 Oct 2012 - Case Study
Not so long ago, our Swindon Champion, Anna Cipullo, wrote a blog about Amanda Nelson detailing a strong independent women determined to battle through complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in order to continue cycling.

Beecraigs Volunteers
Beecraigs is a small country park with big potential. Mountain bikers have been using the park for many years, so it was inevitable that a time would come when some upgrades and maintenance to the existing network of trails would be required - so they called in CTC's Ian Warby.

Cycletopia includes 15 real life examples of good schemes to promote cycling
Cycletopia - 24 Sep 2012 - Campaign
CTC's Cycletopia is made up of real life examples of what can be done to make Britain's towns and cities more cycle friendly, combined in a single image.

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