Cyclists' Library

Welcome to CTC cyclists' library. With over 130 years cycling expertise CTC is the authority on for utility, adventure and leisure cycling.

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Bikes and other cycles
Since cycles were invented there have been many types and configurations. This section will explain the differences and help you decide which bike or cycle is right for you.
Image of bicycle
Cycle components work together in systems or sets. Here each set or system will be explained by CTC Senior Technical Officer Chris Juden.
Instructors remind themselves how learing to ride feels
Top cycling tips from first straddling a bike through to confident riding in road traffic and technical off-road trails.
Regulations
Regulations and standards affect the specifications of bikes (and other configurations of pedal cycles) that can be sold and used on the roads.
Two bikes on a train
Carrying a bike by public transport is usually quite straight forward. However, there are sometimes restrictrictions so it is best to plan ahead and find out what they are. Folding bikes can be the answer if you travel by public transport regularly.

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