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24 October 2013 - 3:35pm
Stevenage Cyclists are reversing summer time !
Each year the Stevenage CTC mark the clocks going back with the 100km Emitremmus Desrever ride (Summertime reversed!). This year the event takes place on Sunday 27th October.
24 October 2013 - 2:22pm
Stevenage cyclists are reversing summertime!
Emitremmus Deserver ride
Each year, Stevenage CTC marks the clocks going back with the 100km ‘Emitremmus Desrever ride’ (Summertime reversed!). This year the event takes place on Sunday 27 October.
23 October 2013 - 3:50pm
The countdown begins to the Yorkshire Grand Départ
photo Steve Jones and Leeds Cycling Campaign
The full route for the 2014 Tour de France was today unveiled in Paris with Yorkshire flying the flag for the UK with the Grand Départ 2014.
21 October 2013 - 6:46pm
Liverpool's CTC members object to the Mayor's bus lane suspension
A Liverpool bus
Paul McCartney wrote about the ‘Long and Winding Road’. Well, Merseyside's bus passengers may now be feeling they are living out the song's lyrics after the Mayor enforced a suspension of the city's bus lanes in a bid to ease traffic congestion.
21 October 2013 - 2:59pm
The nude dude - why CTC Member Roger Coupe loves riding in the buff!
Roger Coupe cycling naked
The World Naked Bike Ride is a mass participation event to highlight the vulnerability of cyclists. But Roger Coupe, from Tunbridge Wells in Kent, takes to the saddle nude mainly for enjoyment. He's even ridden in France without clothing. Now he explains why he loves the no-Lycra look.
18 October 2013 - 2:11pm
Cautionary tale to cyclists to consider third party insurance!
Braking to avoid a squirrel could have hit a Leicester cyclist in the pocket after his honourable intentions caused another cyclist riding behind him to fall off.
18 October 2013 - 11:38am
Pumptrack and Pumpkins – new cycle track opens in Tiptree on Halloween!
After two years planning, the new pump track at Tiptree in Essex will be opened this half-term by CTC, the national cycling charity (Thursday 31 Oct,11am ).
16 October 2013 - 4:04pm
Trial date for cyclist's FPN challenge
Alex Paxton challenges a Fixed Penalty Notice
Alex Paxton, the 27 year-old cyclist who is challenging a fixed penalty notice, appeared at Lavender Hill Magistrates Court this afternoon. He pleaded not guilty and a trial date was set for 5th December.
14 October 2013 - 4:12pm
Cyclist’s Fixed Penalty Notice legal challenge listed this week for London court.
Following a successful round of crowd-funding, the Cyclists’ Defence Fund (CDF),a charity set up by CTC, the national cycling charity, to fund precedent setting cases involving cycling and the law, will support a 27-year-old cyclist from Putney as he challenges a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) .
11 October 2013 - 1:59pm
Longer, better driver training call supported by CTC
Learning to drive should include elements of cycle awareness
A report commissioned by Government into driver training has concluded that young people learning to drive should spend a maximum of 1 year undertaking the process, including 120 hours of practice. CTC supports the proposal, but suggests that cycle training be an integral part of learning to drive.
4 October 2013 - 12:35pm
13 year old Ed wins DMR Wrath Bike Mountain Bike with his design chosen by Pro rider Olly Wilkins.
The CTC and DMR competition to win the ultimate pump track bike has been won by 13 year old Ed Bartley from Bristol. DMR team rider Olly Wilkins judged the competition this week after the prize was showcased on the CTC stand at the NEC Cycle Show last week.
1 October 2013 - 10:06pm
Welsh Assembly members pass the Active Travel Bill
Caernarfon
CTC Cymru strongly welcomes the passing of the Active Travel (Wales) Bill. Wales can now lead the way in the UK as a cycle friendly nation, with all the benefits for health, the economy and the environment that will bring.
24 September 2013 - 12:50pm
Technical Leader courses imminent
Bigger rides with the Technical Leader Award
Calling all Trail Leaders! Is it time to step up a gear and get your groups into riding technical terrain and routes?
23 September 2013 - 5:02pm
2 courses - First Aid and National Standards Instructor
We need more cycling instructors!
We need more instructors! And we want people to be as confident as possible taking others cycling, so here are two FREE course that are coming up: First Aid in the Outdoors (2-day); and National Standards Instructor Training
17 September 2013 - 2:38pm
Cyclist to challenge Fixed Penalty Notice after appeal raises £2300 for legal fees.
Cyclists have shown overwhelming support for Alex Paxton who is challenging the FPN he received a month ago in London. Individual donors have given a total of £2333.
17 September 2013 - 12:40pm
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
16 September 2013 - 1:28pm
Team CTC's Tamina wins in a Devon downpour
The windy, and soon to become wet conditions signalling autumn approaching, could not stop a strong field of the ‘best of the south west’ female road racers taking to the lanes of Devon for the inaugural Rockbeare Road Race.
12 September 2013 - 4:37pm
100 not out - CTC Life Member Les Brown celebrates with a ride
Les Brown and Tom Hanley on the recumbent trike
A telegram from the Queen might be enough for most people but CTC member Les Brown decided to mark his 100th birthday with a bike ride.
10 September 2013 - 2:17pm
Team CTC ride the UCI Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche
Team CTC, in their final UCI tour of the 2013 road season, returned from competing in the Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche with smiles, miles and sweat aplenty left on the roads of Southern France.
9 September 2013 - 2:53pm
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

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