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Brenda’s story – learning to ride a bike with CTC

Brenda was keen to join in one of the local led rides; the only problem was, she’d never ridden a bike before! Through the help of CTC’s Ross Adams, she’s now riding a bike and cycling with her family.
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CTC’s cycling development officer, Ross Adams, received an enquiry from Brenda who was keen to take part in one of the newly launched ladies only cycle rides in Sefton, Merseyside. The only problem was, she’d never ridden a bike before!

Ross was eager to make sure that everyone had the same opportunity to attend the rides and arranged a day to meet Brenda for some one-to-one cycle training at Litherland Sports Park. On the first day, Brenda arrived with bags of enthusiasm, and, with a bike, helmet and a dedicated cycle track to practise on, everything was set to begin.

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Publication Date: 
November 2012
Victorian ladies riding in formation
The revised National Standard; Teaching New Cyclists; a call to ban BMXs; drivers and cyclists cooperate; Victorian cycle skills; second sight; map your services; and a Birmingham hospital's cycle safety scheme.

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If you are an instructor, whether on or off-road, you may wish to take out CTC's Cycle Activity Provider insurance.

This policy is designed for individuals providing or organising cycling activities who usually have some sort of recognised qualification such as National Standard instructors; holders of CTC's Trail Leader or Skills Instructor awards and so on. It costs £79.95 per year for CTC members and £109.95 a year for non-members.

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WWF partners with the CTC to get employees on their bikes

CTC ran cycle training and personalised travel planning at WWF's office in Godalming, Surrey, to help encourage more employees to cycle to work.
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Lucy Potashnick, WWF’s Environmental Manager, says: “In a staff travel survey in March 2010, Of the 19% of staff that live within 3 miles or less from work, 40% still use their car to travel into work.”

- 23 July 2012

CTC's Julie Rand gives cycle training advice to BBC WM's Joanne Malin. Who has just bought a bike and is cycling again for the first time in years.

If you are inspired to ride a bike again and don't know where to start. Listen to the discussion on BBC WM where CTC's Julie Rand - who is a national standards cycle instructor - offers advice and help to the BBC's Joanne Malin. 

You can listen again on BBC iPlayer for 30 days. Simply scroll to 0.15.

Cycle Swap - cab and bus drivers get lessons in cycling in Reading

Inspired by the phrase 'putting the shoe on the other foot', CTC Cycling Devleopment Officer Javed Saddique is planning to deliver cycle training to professional drivers in Reading in an effort to get them to understand how road conditions affect cyclists.

Cycle Swap will start with an awareness exercise involving cab and bus drivers in Reading. Participants will be given cycling awareness skills throughout the morning and in the afternoon they will be provided with helmet cameras to document how they navigate through the varied conditions in Reading.  This exercise will raise awareness and help build a better relationship between road users and cyclists. 

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Free cycling training for the over 50s in Swindon

The Over 50’s Cycling Courses in Swindon have been so popular that it is fully booked months in advance and more dates have been added to cope with demand.
Over 50s begginners line up for their first lesson

Many people have continued cycling in their learning groups many months after their courses finish, which has created a growing cycling scene for older people in the area.


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Deaf children in Derby learn to cycle

Deaf and hard of hearing children from all over Derbyshire have had the opportunity to cycle as part of this year's Royal School for the Deaf Summer play scheme.
Deaf children in Derby learn to cycle

The CTC Cycle Champions project provided training for two volunteers, Ellie Hill and Garry Leivers, who have gave up their own time to gain the National Standards Instructor training qualification. They have been running cycle activities with the help of a young leader Andrew for children and their siblings attending the RSD holiday play scheme. This was the third year that the play scheme has taken place and it has doubled in its popularity.

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