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30 December 2013 - 1:11pm
Brighton and Hove CTC launch 'Shed Rides' to encourage new members
With over two thirds of bicycles stuck in a garden shed and hardly ever seeing the light of day, the Brighton and Hove CTC Member Group has come up with an ingenious plan to encourage more people to cycle in the New Year.
12 December 2013 - 9:21pm
Free bike safety checks in the Chilterns this winter
Free bike safety checks from Dr Bike
Cycle Chilterns will be running a number of free bike safety check sessions at town markets and train stations across the Chilterns this winter.
4 November 2013 - 3:24pm
CTC's 'Bard on a Bike' helps get Rochdale cycling.
The Larks poem by CTC Development Officer and poet Seamus Kelly
With the 40km Connect2 network well established around Rochdale, CTC’s local Cycling Development Officer Seamus Kelly decided to use poetry to revive interest in cycling along the routes.
10 October 2013 - 11:41am
Parent and Child Cycle Training in Reading
Learn to cycle as a family on those short journeys
In order to encourage parents and children to cycle together, CTC and Reading Borough Council are offering parent and child cycle training to improve their cycling confidence.
2 October 2013 - 10:51pm
Pioneering Black Cyclist remembered during Black History Month
Major Taylor racing in Paris 1908
The ‘Major Taylor Century Ride’ takes place in Massachusetts this week. On 6 October, over 100 cyclists will ride up to 100 miles to pay homage to the first African American athlete to achieve World Champion status.
17 September 2013 - 11:40am
Surrey based cycling charity already looking forward to the NEXT Tour of Britain
The team take part in Tour deFeminin Krasna Lipa stage race in the Czech Republi
As the Tour of Britain arrives in the county, Surrey based cycling charity CTC looks forward to the next big event – the Women's Tour
9 September 2013 - 1:53pm
Freshers' cycle training after call from Oxford MP to improve safety for students
Riders on a street
Oxford University freshers to get free cycle training as CTC answers MP’s call at the ‘Get Britain Cycling’ debate
28 August 2013 - 1:47pm
A moveable feast for businesses in Brentford
Three people pedalling cargo bikes
Brentford Bikes, a project partly-funded by CTC, is looking to connect the people and places across of Brentford through a moveable feast of food, art and culture in order to promote the use of cargo bikes for business deliveries.
13 August 2013 - 11:23am
Can you design a pump track? CTC's latest competition needs your ideas
Rider on a pump track
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.
22 July 2013 - 2:09pm
CTC's Tejesh Mistry says 'Let's build on the success that has already been achieved in cycling'
CTC Development Manager Tejesh Mistry on Sky News
CTC Development Manager Tejesh Mistry was invited to join in the coverage of the Tour de France yesterday as a guest on Sky News to reflect on the impact Tour and Olympic fever has had at grass roots level for cycling.
13 June 2013 - 9:19am
Innerleithen Uplift: On Track and Gaining Speed
The Innerleithen Uplift project has been in the pipeline for a while now, and, like all of these projects, there are many unforeseen challenges and hurdles. The guys at AimUp have their eyes set on a big prize though, and the Tweed Love Bike Festival was a good time to catch up on progress.
30 May 2013 - 11:01am
Inclusive Cycling gets just over half a million Big Lottery Fund boost
Zara enjoying a Sheffield Freedom Disability Cycling Day
CTC is delighted to have been awarded £590,000 from Big Lottery Fund to enable over 1000 more people with disabilities to enjoy cycling.
23 April 2013 - 3:26pm
Get Britain Cycling report recommends £10 per head, per year funding for cycling
Chris Boardman, MP Julian Huppert, Dr Sarah Wollaston and Ian Austin
Six weeks of oral evidence, hundreds of written pages, and the report is out. CTC welcomes its publication and urges the Government to implement its 18 recommendations
5 March 2013 - 5:14pm
Let CTC help your cycling group move up a gear!
Riders from Cycle Bristol
Are you one of CTC’s valued volunteers and active within a local group? Would you like to share the secrets of your success with others? Would you like some help to resolve issues affecting your group?
18 February 2013 - 4:21pm
Enter a new health and fitness study to win £100 in vouchers
UCL researchers are launching a study into the effects of cycling on health
Researchers from University College London are asking for your help to learn more about cycling and health by entering a new study.
13 December 2012 - 10:09am
Surge in cycle use in 2011
Young and middle aged men show the biggest increase
Cycle use increased by 15% in 2011, according to new data from the Department for Transport. This contradicts earlier figures that had seemed to suggest static cycling levels last year. Growth was particularly strong among young and middle-aged men.
27 November 2012 - 12:26pm
Physical inactivity has "roughly the same impact as smoking" says NICE, so get cycling
CTC's Workplace Challenge is recommended by NICE
Boost public health by getting more people cycling, so says major new guidance from NICE, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. NICE calls on local authorities, businesses and the health sector to help increase physical activity.
26 October 2012 - 8:41am
First 'graduate' from CTC Adult Cycle Training Scheme in Plymouth
Elaine completes here CTC cycle training
This week, Elaine Norman, the first participant in CTC's Adult Cycle Training Scheme, run in partnership with Plymouth City Council, completed her Level 1 National Cycle Training Standards Course and is keen to get out and about by bicycle in Plymouth.
25 October 2012 - 9:29am
Government backs initiative to encourage cycling to work
Man in suit riding to work
With the roads getting ever more clogged with motorised traffic and the population getting fatter, the government is keen to encourage employees to cycle to work. Businesses that want to encourage it too can now sign up to 'businesscycle', a scheme that replaces the Cycle to Work Guarantee.
11 October 2012 - 1:47pm
New MTB trails at Beecraigs Country Park
Beecraigs Volunteers
Beecraigs is a small country park with big potential. Mountain bikers have been using the park for many years, so it was inevitable that a time would come when some upgrades and maintenance to the existing network of trails would be required - so they called in CTC's Ian Warby.

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