Sophia with her sister and dad riding one of the adapted cycles
Sophia's story - a family who cycles together Case Study
Sophia's parents had always struggled to find activities that they could do together as a family. However, they discovered the 'You Can Bike Too' project, Sophia learnt to cycle and her family can now spend time together, exercising and having fun.
Olivia cycling on her bike
Olivia's story - cycling without limbs Case Study
When Olivia was two-years-old, she contracted Meningitis and had her lower legs and left arm amputated. She struggled to keep up with her friends who could cycle, but through the help of the inclusive cycling centre, Watchtree Wheelers, she's now riding her own bike.
David on his trike with his grandchildren
David's story - life after a stroke Case Study
David was a keen cyclist until a stroke significantly reduced his mobility and took his speech. After hearing about the All Ability Cycling project, David decided to give it ago, and he never looked back.
Cyclists on a tandem
A bicycle made for two! Blog
There are many wonderful projects in our Inclusive Cycling Network that have adapted bikes that people with disabilities or additional needs can ride, but Charlotte's Tandems is different.
Laura and her mum on the side by side tandem
Laura's story - cycling for recuperation Case Study
Laura was a PE teacher, but a brain tumour triggered a stroke, leaving her paralysed down one side. Find out how an inclusive cycling centre helped her.
Caroline's time to shine (again!) Blog
Following her introduction to cycling some five years ago, CTC member Caroline Waugh has beome a champion for inclusive cycling in South Yorkshire and beyond. She was recently nominated for a Service to Disability Sport award.
Girl hold an umbrella on a bike
Working at Wyre Wheels lifts Angela’s spirits Case Study
Angela’s mental health problems had left her feeling depressed and she shunned social situations. However, volunteering at Wyre Wheels has given Angela her life back; her confidence is up and she enjoys socialising again.
Lovely blue tricycle
Biking without boundaries Blog
Cycling is an activity which, as a rule, relies on you being able to see where you're going,so you might think that having a visual impairment would rule you out of taking part. But we all know that rules are there to be broken and, with a bit of help, pretty much anyone can cycle.
Lindsay with her dog
Lindsay's story Case Study
Lindsay's life was transformed by an accident that left her paralysed from the chest down. Now, with the help of an inclusive cycling centre, her fitness levels have improved so much she has become a personal trainer.
CTC hand cycle in action at the watchtree wheelers grand opening
CTC helps out at Watchtree Wheelers Blog
The CTC inclusive cycling officer for the North West has been busy helping out at Watchtree Wheeler's opening event for their new tarmac circuit; Ryan, the manager of the Watchtree Wheelers, arranged for the track to be opened by para-Olympian cyclist Karen Darke.
Cyclist at sunset
The transforming power of cycling Case Study
Children of all ages and abilities are offered the chance to ride all-ability cycles through Alice Holt Forest in Hampshire. CTC's Kay Lakin went along for a session to see the huge smiles on their faces.
A barrier to cycling on the canal path
Barriers to cycling - it shouldn't be just for the fit and the brave Blog
Since she’s been been back on her bike, CTC’s Suzanne Forup has noticed more barriers to cycling - and to just getting out of the house - than she ever did in her carefree/child-free days..
Break-out for discussion a the WCF
Women's Cycling Forum discusses inclusive cycling Blog
The Women's Cycling Forum in Edinburgh met for the first time recently. As CTC's Inclusive Cycling Officer for the North West, Jayne Rodgers was invited to be there to present and facilitate a round table discussion about inclusive cycling.
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Glasgow Cycle Festival Blog
CTC’s Assistant Head of Development in Scotland loves a festival - the mud, the camping and the avoidance of washing - so this year she’s managed to get involved with organising two. One of them, the Glasgow Cycle Festival, kicks off this Friday with a leisurely bike ride to the WEST brewery!
Kevin O'Donnell with his father at the launch of Bike-ability NI
Wheelchair Bikes come to Northern Ireland News
CTC’s Chief Executive Gordon Seabright has just returned from a visit to Northern Ireland this week where he welcomed the introduction of the first wheelchair bike combos to Londonderry.
David Watts riding his bike
Cycling after a Stroke Case Study
The sight of his three professional quality bikes hung up in the garage was a constant reminder of what David Watts was missing following a stroke.
Jacqui Wilcox, who now works part time as a cycling instructor
Cycling for mental and emotional health Case Study
Some things we do are life changing. For Jacqui Wilcox, taking part in a project called Bike Minded was exactly that.
Surrey Supercycle
Inclusive Cycling for children at Surrey Supercycle News
This year, the 2nd annual Surrey Supercycle is due to be even bigger and better and will take place on Sunday 14th July from 10:00am until 3:00pm at Dunsfold Park, Cranleigh.
People with disabilities enjoying cycling
Inclusive Cycling gets just over half a million Big Lottery Fund boost Press Release
CTC, the national cycling charity is delighted to have been awarded £590,000 from Big Lottery Fund to enable more people with disabilities to enjoy cycling.
Zara enjoying a Sheffield Freedom Disability Cycling Day
Inclusive Cycling gets just over half a million Big Lottery Fund boost News
CTC is delighted to have been awarded £590,000 from Big Lottery Fund to enable over 1000 more people with disabilities to enjoy cycling.
Riders on a tandem
Jim enjoys a new lease of life with Lisburn Tandem Group Case Study
Jim Moore stopped cycling when his eyesight deteriorated but he longed to be back on a bike. Then he discovered the LIsburn Tandem Group and has discovered a new 'cycling' lease of life.
Zara smiling on an adapted cycle
An award-winning smile from a CTC project! News
A photo of Zara smiling on an adapted cycle at a CTC all-ability session in Sheffield has won a national photography award.
Leanne attends CTC's inclusive bike sessions for disabled riders.
Everybody Active! All-ability cycling sessions at Palmer Park, Reading Case Study
Therese Bjorn and intern Galia Chan join CTC Development Officer in Reading Javed Saddique to find out more about how CTC's Everybody Active sessions improve the well-being of people with disabilities and learning difficulties.
Ken Robinson on his low rider
Cycling back to health after a stroke Case Study
After suffering from a stroke, Ken Robinson has rekindled his passion for cycling and with some help and support from CTC's Cycling Development Officer in Sheffield Steve Marsden he's pedalling once more.
EFDS logo
Attitudes to sport and activity - can you help? News
EFDS, the English Federation of Disability Sport, are looking for disabled people who can help with their research into attitudes towards sport and activity.
Amanda Nelson prepares for LEJOG
Amanda pedals through the pain of CRPS 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.
UK Map
CTC Inclusive Cycling Directory News
As part of its work to promote inclusive cycling, CTC has produced an on-line UK-wide directory of cycles and facilities for people who have special needs due to disability or illness.
An all ability cyclist is fitted up for a ride
Keep the flame burning - an Inclusive Cycle Training course News
Following on from the Olympic legacy, CTC - in partnership with Wheels For All - is delivering a National Standard Instructor course with an added one-day All Ability cycle leader course.
Nick Clegg and Caroline Waugh
At the velodrome with Nick Clegg Blog
CTC Cycling Development Officer in Sheffield Steve Marsden and Caroline Waugh were invited by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to watch Paralympic cyclist Sarah Storey win Britain's first gold medal.
John Thraves
I'm inspired by the Paralympic cyclists Blog
John Thraves had the lower part of his leg amputated two years ago, because of complications from diabetes. After the operation he was determined to cycle again, which he has - the two wheels have been replaced by a trike. He's also just become a qualified Bikeability instructor.
Bike Blenheim Palace 2012
15,000 celebrate all things cycling at Bike Blenheim Palace News
Cycling fever following the successes of Team GB in the cycle events at London 2012 reached dizzy heights at Blenheim Palace this weekend when 15,000 people turned up to the annual Festival of Cycling.
Lauren testing out a wheelchair platform bike
Accessible Cycling Day for children with disabilities Blog
Every year Swindon Borough Council create a day of sport aimed at children with a disability or learning difficulty. The day is called Access Day, and this year it was held at the County Ground Athletics Track on Wednesday 4 July. This was a great opportunity to showcase the CTC’s adaptive bikes.
Caroline clutches her cherished Olympic torch
Her day was for sharing: Caroline's moment to shine News
Find out what happened when CTC member Caroline Waugh carried the Olympic torch in Conisborough, South Yorkshire. After a last-minute panic when her recumbent trike got damaged, she was saved by a combined effort and triumphantly rode her beloved 'Gretal' to rapturous applause from the crowds...
The Lord Mayor of Sheffield tries out an adapted cycle
Lording it up in Sheffield at the Disability Games Blog
The annual Duke of Edinburgh Disability Games are held at the Institute of Sport in Sheffield, using the same multi-use indoor track that Olympic hopeful Jessica Ennis uses for training. CTC Cycling Development Officer Steve Marsden describes this year's event.
CTC web chat - your questions answered News
CTC’s Chief Exec, Gordon Seabright, and other staff responded to your questions during a live web chat on 21 June. Questions were sent in through Twitter, Facebook and emails. Answers can be found below.
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CTC is awarded full charitable status Press Release
The Charity Commission for England and Wales has approved CTC’s application to become a charity. The decision recognises that all the work of the UK's largest cycling organisation, with its 68,000 strong membership, is of benefit to the public.
Amanda Nelson on the back of a tandem
CTC's Anna Cipullo helps a rider with an incurable illness to get back in the saddle Blog
Recently I met a forty-something lady called Amanda Nelson from Swindon. Amanda has been a strong gym-addict, road cyclist and mountain biker all her life, but twenty months ago she was diagnosed with an incurable neurological disorder called CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome).
Nigel Mansell presents certificates to The Camden Society Bike Club Members
Nigel Mansell meets Camden all ability cyclists Case Study
Former World Champion racing driver Nigel Mansell recently presented Bike Club certificates to Andrew Omoding and Fatima, both members of The Camden Society Bike Club for All Abilities.
Griannia and Andrew ride a side by side bike.
The Pilot All Inclusive CTC National Standard Instructor Course Blog
A pilot National Standard Instructor training course with a difference took place in Cornwall recently - it included an element of all ability cycling, with the provision of adapted cycles from charity Cycling Projects.
Pages Park Youth Scheme
Young people get their hands dirty at Pages Park Youth Scheme Case Study
Pages Park Youth Scheme is run every week in Leighton Buzzard. Discover how volunteers are providing activities for young people.
Cycling for autistic young people at Alice Holt Forest Case Study
A group of young people on the autistic spectrum get so much out of the cycling at Alice Holt Forest. Although many can't speak, you don't have to guess what cycling means to them, their faces say it all!
All ability cyclists take to the track in Reading
Everybody Active - safe cycling sessions for adults with disabilities in Reading News
Everybody Active is a cycling session run each week on a Wednesday. The sessions provide the opportunity for adults with disabilities to cycle in a safe environment.
Seona Pinner and Sally Watt from Cannock Arthritis Care
Cannock Arthritis Care take to cycling News
CTC’s Cycling Development Officer Beccy Marston met with Cannock Arthritis Care to explain how cycling can help relieve arthritis pain and keep your joints moving.
Deaf children in Derby learn to cycle
Deaf children in Derby learn to cycle Case Study
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.

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