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What is CTC up to in Scotland

CTC is a UK wide organisation, but at the same time it has a distinctive CTC Scotland 'region' which represents and deals, as best it can, with all the specifically Scottish issues.
Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC) Scotland

One of the big advantages of CTC is that it is a UK wide organisation, but at the same time it has a distinctive CTC Scotland 'region' which represents and deals, as best it can, with all the specific Scottish issues. 

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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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The 'Cycling Surgeon' and his daughter cross the US for WaterAid

The Chair of CTC in Scotland, surgeon Mr Chris Oliver and his daughter Catherine Oliver, have almost completed an intense and gruelling 3,415-mile cycle ride across America in aid of international charity WaterAid. They are due to finish this Wednesday 28 June.
Chris Oliver and Catherine Oliver

The pair left Los Angeles on 11 May and will ride into Boston after nearly seven weeks of intense riding - they can’t wait to reach the finish line.

They have now exceeded their fundraising target of £3,415 – representing £1 for WaterAid for every mile they have cycled. The achievement is especially incredible for Chris, an orthopaedic surgeon at Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary, who just a few years ago weighed over 27 stone and struggled to complete the most basic exercise.

Second Place CTC Volunteer of the Year and Volunteer of the Year for Scotland – Chris Oliver

Peter Hayman Councillor for Scotland accepting the Award on Chris's behalf
Chris Oliver took over as Chair of CTC Scotland in January 2012 and members say he has brought ‘new life’ into the organisation.

Chris, a  surgeon, has made many media appearance to promote CTC and meets regularly with senior officials in Transport Scotland and other politicians. He has also worked with other cycling organisations to put CTCS 'on the map'.

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  • President: Jon Snow
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  • Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541

 

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