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A Cycling Legacy to remember - Prudential RideLondon

The RideLondon festival saw cycling at its best, from families enjoying motor traffic-free roads in London to the peloton speeding through the Surrey Hills.
FreeCycle at Prudential RideLondon

Nearly 300 people had volunteered through CTC to help throughout the weekend and there was much praise on social media for the Dr Bike Service they provided, not to mention the valued work of the marshals.

There were so many smiling faces at such a great event."

CTC Chief Executive, Gordon Seabright.

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Hundreds from CTC take key role in Prudential RideLondon Weekend

Three hundred and fifty members of the charity will take up volunteer roles during the weekend, along with staff. They have come forward to follow in the footsteps of last year’s games makers to turn the biggest Olympic Legacy Cycling event into a reality.
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The biggest mass-participation events over the two days will be the FreeCycle and the London-Surrey 100.

The former will see tens of thousands of people on Saturday set off on an eight mile stretch of motor traffic-free roads in the centre of London. The route takes in some of the capital's world-famous architecture, from the Houses of Parliament to St Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London.

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Team CTC’s Tamina Oliver praises the charity's support for women's cycling

The two-time South of England Cyclo-cross champion chatted to me on the back of her 56th place finish in the Tour De La Feminin in the Czech Republic.
Tamina (left) and team at the starting line

Tamina says that the assistance provided in their first year of racing by the cycling charity CTC is part of what convinced her to join the Green Team at the start of 2013.

For Oliver, the ethos behind the formation of the team was another part of her decision to race for CTC.

One of the reasons for Team CTC being set up was to help promote women’s cycling, which is something I wholeheartedly support. Racing with them is a way for me to help encourage participation in cycling through actions and not just words."

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Tamina Oliver & Lydia Boylan finish in Top 10 for Team CTC in Blackpool

Strong performances over the weekend saw Team CTC’s Tamina Oliver and Lydia Boylan finish in the top ten of the National Series Surf and Turf event in Blackpool.
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Joined by fellow CTC riders Astrid Wingler and Hannah Payton, Oliver and Boylan went into the two-day, three race event on the back of their excellent performances in the Johnson Health Tech GP at Woking, and were looking to finish high up the field in the North West.

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Team CTC put in best performance of JHTGP series campaign in Woking

In a race that saw staff from the CTC national office in Guildford cheering them on, Team CTC's trio of Lydia Boylan, Tamina Oliver and Astrid Wingler gave their all to send the crowd home happy as the Johnson Health Tech Series made its way to Woking for the fourth round on Tuesday afternoon.
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On a tight circuit that had seen rainfall earlier in the day, the green team pushed the front-runners all the way from lap one with Oliver leading from the front for a number of laps in the race, stretching the distance between the leading pack and the rest of the field.
 
And as the riders came across the finish line, both Oliver and Boylan were amongst the lead pack, gaining their highest positions so far in the series, as well as earning Team CTC 19 points on the day, taking the team's total tally to 30 points.
 
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Team CTC put in a solid shift on weekend double header

In a tough weekend that saw two of the team mount their bikes for two races within the space of 24 hours, Team CTC put on a robust display in Saturday’s IG London Nocturne and the Hillingdon Grand Prix on Sunday.
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Lydia Boylan and Nicola Juniper represented the team in green on the night circuit on Saturday.

The race saw some of the world's top professional women cyclists take to the streets of the capital in Smithfield Market, with Team GB’s team pursuit gold medallists Laura Trott, Dani King and Joanna Roswell all competing in the field for Wiggle-Honda.

And whilst the tactics in play from the professional teams may have affected the progress of the rest of competitors, Team CTC’s manager Steve Bailey was pleased his team’s effort.

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Team CTC's Oliver and Payton pushed to the limit on tough Redditch course

Tamina Oliver and Hannah Payton put on a strong showing for Team CTC as the Johnson Health Tech GP Series entered its third round in Redditch on Tuesday afternoon. The duo finished in the top half of the field in a sterling performance.
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Many riders struggled to keep up with the pace on the 1.4km circuit in Worcestershire. 

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Strong Colchester performance sees Team CTC notch first points in the JHTGP tour series

Team CTC’s Lydia Boylan, Tamina Oliver and Astrid Wingler put on a fine display as the Johnson Health Tech Grand Prix Series entered its second round in Colchester on Thursday afternoon.
Tamina Oliver racing in Colchester

The trio all finished within the top half of the field as part of the second group of riders to pass the finish line in Essex, scoring seven points to put them sixth in the overall standings.

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Double success for Team CTC ahead of televised tour series

Lydia Boylan crossed the line in first place in the South East regional road race championships on Saturday 18th May, whileTracey Fletcher climbed onto the podium with a second place in the East Midlands Regional road race championships the following day.
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Lydia won at the Kirdford circuit in Surrey, but credit also goes to Astrid Wingler who was caught up in a crash during the same race, but re-mounted to finish a creditable 23rd. 

Tracey was competing at the Ticknall circuit in Derbyshire.

The events allow regionally-based riders the chance to show their talent. Unfortunately, there are some regions which do not hold a women’s regional championship, showing the disparity in racing opportunity between men and women - something that Team CTC is determined to tackle."

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Team CTC race in Bedford on May Bank Holiday weekend.

Team CTC have their first opportunity to compete as a team this weekend as they take part in the Bedford 3 Day International Road Race in the Women’s Team Race Series.

Team CTC Coach Steve Bailey said: "The race has team and individual time trials and three very interesting undulating courses. The third day of the event is at Millbrook vehicle testing centre used in BBC's Top Gear – it will be interesting to ride in Jeremy Clarkson territory! ”  Team CTC riders  Astrid Wingler, Helen McKay, Lydia Boylan, Nicola Juniper and Tamina Oliver say they are looking forward to the weekend's 5 stage road race.

See Team CTC in action in last week’s  Cheshire Classic.

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