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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!
Young people and tutors on the BYOB course
Building bikes, changing lives Case Study
Suzanne Forup manages the Bike Club Scotland programme, which enables young people to take up cycling. A recent visit showed her that cycling can help young people in very challenging circumstances..
Blackpool Boathouse Youth
Boathouse Youth Blackpool Case Study
Back in 2009, the CTC community cycling offering was in its infancy and Boathouse Youth (BHY) was just beginning its work in the deprived community of South Shore, Blackpool, an area which is in the worst 1% of most deprived wards in the country.
Jonathan holding a poster of himself as a child
From road safety posters to teenage cycling instructor - my journey to the CTC Blog
Now volunteering as CTC's Communications Officer in Reading and offering cycle training to my fellow students at Reading University, I would like to share the story of my journey to being part of CTC.
Steve Peat at Parkwood Springs, Sheffield
Downhill legend Steve Peat thrills local children in Sheffield Case Study
Good fortune came to kids from Parkwood Springs when local downhill legend Steve Peat turned up to give them a few tips and ride with them around their local track.
Lancashire Youth Challenge
Lancashire Youth Challenge Case Study
A number of organisations working with young people in Lancaster came together with CTC to offer a life-changing cycling experience to a group of young people from deprived areas of the city.
Teenagers become trainers Case Study
Bike Club Scotland has developed a Package for 14-16yr olds to introduce them to the world of cycle leadership. 117 new leaders are now working with their club, group or school to help develop cycling as an activity for more young people to access.
Colchester Mayor and local youngsters raring to go !
Tiptree turns out to celebrate its new pump track News
After two years of planning, a new pump track at Tiptree in Essex was opened today by the Mayor and Mayoress of Colchester, Councillors Colin and Laura Sykes. Despite the wet weather there was a fantastic turn out from local youngsters eager to try out the track.
Shoretrax Fun
Great day for a pump track ride News
On a sunny weekend at the end of September, the inaugural Yorkshire Bicycle Show was held in Leeds. CTC was one of the main sponsors and staff and volunteers from West Yorkshire and National Office turned out with the ever popular Shoretrax Pump track. See just how much fun was had by all!
Rider on a pump track
Can you design a pump track? CTC's latest competition needs your ideas News
CTC MTB has teamed up with Urban Design Specialists DHUD, DMR Bikes and the Cycle Show, the UK’s number one cycling exhibition to capture your ideas and potential opportunities for the development of a pump track project.
Mechanics Abbi and Katy with a happy customer
Bikes out the shed and into the Scottish sunshine! Blog
Belles on Bikes - supporting women in Scotland to cycle for leisure, transport and sport
Tim Edgar mountain biking with Shankill Area Project Bike Club
Belfast Bike Club gets hundreds of young people cycling. Case Study
In just four months, over 400 young people went MTBing with Shankill Area Project Bike Club. The group of youths learnt new skills including basic bike handling to technical MTB skills.
Tarpaulin to the rescue at a wet al fresco maintenance session
People Empowering People Bike Club Blog
It was a cold evening session at Leyton Square in Southwark, for People Empowering People Bike Club, but no one seemed to mind. The maintenance session was inundated with keen young people who wanted to fix their bikes or earn a bike for themselves by working on one donated by the local police.
Trax Containers with a good supply of pool bikes
Breezing along with Trax Blog
Trax is a Bike Club operating in a very disadvantaged area of London, near Boadwater Farm. Trax offer a wide range of cycling activities for everyone to enjoy. CTC's Frances Chaloner went to a Trax Breeze Ride for women on a bright autumnal morning.
Marlene Julien: Trax Dr Bike and Bike Club Leader
Marlene Julien: Dr Bike Case Study
Marlene Julien is a Dr Bike in more ways than one: she is a hospital doctor and is also a keen cyclist who volunteers as a Trax Bike Club leader in her spare time - encouraging women to cycle and learn how to fix their bikes.
Charlie Coates (centre) leading a group on the marshes
Lee Valley Cycle Ability Bike Club Leader Charlie Coates Case Study
Charlie Coates is working really hard as a Bike Club Leader at Lee Valley Cycle Ability Bike Club for disabled riders, their families, friends and carers. They have a great selection of adapted bikes at Stonebridge Lock that members can borrow for a lovely relaxing ride along the leafy park paths
Queens Park Forum Bike Club's Dr Bike, Fabian and a family enjoying the festival
Queens Park Forum Bike Club Launch in the Sunshine Blog
Queens Park Forum Bike Club is community based and offers weekly bike maintenance lessons, an earn a bike scheme and a drop in Dr Bike service for local people. Cycling Development Officer for London Frances Chaloner went along to the launch in Westminster.
Impressive bike handling skills get this rider no 33 airborn
MTB Bike Racing and BMX take off at the Trax Blog
A great day of MTB bike racing on Lordship Loop, grass racing and the new BMX Club session took place recently at the home of the Trax Bike Club in London.
Merthyr Tydfil Bike Club video Case Study
Young reporters in Merthyr Tydfil in Wales make a video about their Bike Club and why they like cycling.
Leaving Victoria Park after lunch
Bike Club hits the streets in Islington Blog
The weather forecast was not good, but for those that ventured out on the community ride it was blustery but the sun shone
cyclist with trailer
Dawson Bike Club Case Study
Dawson Centre Bike Club in Central Scotland is encouraging families who live in Falkirk to cycle more and learn how to fix up bikes.
Deans Community High School pupils with Nigel Mansell
Deans Community High School pupils meet Nigel Mansell Blog
Pupils at Deans Community High School met the former Formula 1 star on 14 June but this time he was on two wheels instead of four. Nigel cycled through Livingston as part of a 1300 mile charity cycle ride from John O'Groats to Paris over 12 days, raising funds for Youth Charity UK Youth.
Three Girls from Score Scotland along the union canal on their bikes
Score Scotland Bike Club launches Blog
Score Scotland recently launched their South West Bike Club project in Edinburgh along the Union Canal.
3 female pupils from Larbert High School with their bikes
Larbert High School S1 Cycle Roadshow Blog
Three hundred S1 pupils at Larbert High School tried out different cycling activities over three days to encourage more pupils to take up cycling and get involved in cycling activities. They also organised their first ever girls only mountain bike trip.
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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.
Middleden Mountain Bike Club meet Team UK Youth
Team UK Youth meet Middleden Mountain Bike Club Blog
Kirkcaldy based Mountain Bike Club met professional cycling team 'Team UK Youth' before they competed in the first round of the Halfords Tour Series. This was the first time the series has taken place in Scotland.
LinkLiving
Fife-based LinkLiving receives funding to help young people get on their bikes News
LinkLiving has recently been awarded a grant of £2,000 to help start up a Bike Club for young people in Fife. On Tuesday 15 May, a number of staff and service users from LinkLiving visited Halfords Tour Series in Kirkcaldy to officially receive their grant and meet Team UK Youth.
Southwold en Bici Bike Club member, Bose, turbo training.
Rained off? Southwold en Bici Bike Club turn to turbo trainers Blog
What can an after school Bike Club do if the weather is really bad? A primary school in Hackney has the perfect solution to keep the group meeting and their Bike Club's wheels turning.
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.
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.
Merthyr Tydfil Bike Club
Merthyr Tydfil Bike Club Case Study
A Transition Bike Club project has been established in Merthyr Tydfil engaging five primary schools as a 'stepping stone' to fully-fledged bike clubs in High School.
Children set off on the Islington Community Rides launch
Islington Community Rides Bike Club launches Blog
Islington's first Bike Club launched on 13 April 2012. The London Borough Of Islington Community Rides Bike Club aims to provide family-friendly opportunities and training to a diverse range of people new to cycling.
Illustration of The Loop (Back On Track, by kind permission of the Trax)
Bike Club Comes to The Trax News
The Trax Off Road Racing Club in Tottenham has been successful in a bid for a Bike Club grant.
Belles on Bikes – Looking for Female Volunteers Blog
Bike Club is launching a series of leadership courses for women in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Providing female cyclists with the training required to encourage and support more women into cycling, the Belles on Bike course is perfect for anyone looking to learn something new and pass on their passion.
Liberton High School Bike Club in Edinburgh
Bike Club Scotland celebrates its first birthday Press Release
Scotland’s young people will have the opportunity to meet the country’s decision makers on education, public health, road safety and community learning and development on Tuesday, when these groups come together to celebrate the first year of the cycling development programme Bike Club.
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A Bike Club first for Cambridge Press Release
Local MP Julian Huppert will be visiting Castle School, Cambridge, to witness a highly successful Bike Club initiative. The school is the first Bike Club in Cambridge catering for young people with physical and learning disabilities.
CTC - Working for Cycling
Bike Club to launch in Wales Press Release
Bike Club is a project that engages with young people aged 10-20 by inspiring them to become participants and leaders of creative, fun and inclusive activities. A series of Bike Clubs will begin in Cardiff and surrounding areas that will help children and young people to learn new life skills.

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