The CTC are the lead partner for a Local Sustainable Transport Fund project aimed at encouraging more visitors to travel to the Chilterns by rail and to increase cycling within the Chilterns as an alternative to the car.
Find out more about the Cycle Chilterns project on our dedicated website.
We will be running a variety of activities throughout 2014 for children, adults, local residents and visitors to the area, aimed at encouraging people to get out on their bikes more. Full details are listed below.
Come back to visit this page to keep up to date with more projects developing in the area. You can also find us on Facebook/CycleChilterns, follow us on Twitter @CycleChilterns or contact Senior Development Officer for the project, Sara Randle
Current cycling development projects taking place in the Chilterns include:
Getting ready for spring
Now the weather is improving it's time to get back out on the bike and start exploring the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - whether it's commuting to work, riding to school, a trip with the family or an epic weekend ride with friends, all riding is good riding. And we're here to help:
Easter Bikeability Training
We are running more free Bikeability training in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire during the Easter holidays. Both Bikeability Level 1 and Level 2 will be available during the week with a total of four sessions planned. Two weeks of training in Amersham and Chesham are already confirmed with more dates to follow in Tring/Berkhamsted. Find out more details.
Dr Bike Sessions
Get your bike some TLC at one of our many free Dr Bike sessions taking place at train stations and in towns throughout the Chilterns. Full details of all sessions are available here. Upcoming Dr Bike/Pop-up Shop sessions:
- 15th March - Cafe Africa, Amersham
- 18th March - Mountain Mania, Tring & Open Evening
- Saturday 22nd March - Chesham Local Produce Market 10am-2pm
- Thursday 27th March - Great Missenden train station, 4-7pm
- 29th March - Henley Town Market, Henley on Thames, 10-3pm
The Brewery Rides
A series of rides based around some of the fantastic, traditional English breweries in the Chilterns.
- 15th March 2014 - a loop starting from Lovibonds Brewery in Henley on Thames
April 2014 - Tring Brewery
Find out more about the 'Brewery Rides' on our new website.
Off-Road Skills Training for Children and Adults
During the March we will be running two off-road skills training sessions for children and two for adults at Aston Hill using the new pumptrack. Sessions will be free and will last for 2 hours. Sessions will take place in March, Saturday 15th and Saturday 22nd. Full booking details are on our website.
Cycle Routes and Itineraries
We have a list of cycling routes on the Routes page of our new website. Over the coming months the Cycle Chilterns team will be developing more on and off road cycle routes and suggested route itineraries for a range of abilities. There are already a variety of excellent cycle routes in the area, some of which are signposted and some that can be followed using detailed maps and leaflets.
A list of existing cycle routes and downloadable leaflets is available on the Chilterns AONB website. Local authority websites and local groups also provide information for cyclists and are a good source of cycle routes in the surrounding areas.
- Central Bedfordshire - Cycling in Central Bedfordshire
- Buckinghamshire - Cycle Buckinghamshire and Chilterns District Council
- Hertfordshire - Hertsdirect.org and the Countryside Management Service
- Oxfordshire - Walk and Cycle Oxfordshire
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