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CycleClips 13 June 2014

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Sentencing Debate; Win a Westfalia bike carrier; Travel insurance discount; Women on Wheels; 10% of Samba Velo cycling shirt; cool stuff for cycling guys; money down the drain? French revolutions in cycling; CTC seeks a marketing officer.
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Tomorrow sees the start of Bike Week 2014, with the theme of ‘everyday cycling for everyone’. South Herts CTC has a choice of 40-mile and 70-mile rides tomorrow to start the week, while Leicestershire CTC has a series of Challenge rides of varying length to end the week on Sunday 22 June. If you can’t make those, there are plenty of other Bike Week events to choose from throughout the summer.

Keep up-to-date with all the cycling news by following CTC on Twitter, Facebook and  CTC’s Website.

 

Julie Rand, CTC Information Team

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Talking sentences
 
This morning, Friday 13 June, CTC held a Sentencing Debate with a panel of experts answering questions from legal professionals, campaigners, members of the public and victims of bad driving. The aim of the debate was to influence the review of sentencing guidelines for driving offences, in order to reinforce the message that bad driving is unacceptable. Send an email to the justice minister urging him to end the legal system's complacency towards bad driving.
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Win a tow bar cycle carrier!
 
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With some train operators restricting cycle carriage during the Tour de France, you may need to think of alternative ways to reach the best viewpoints. The Westfalia BC 60 Cycle Carrier is a versatile, tow bar mounted, system that can carry two bikes up to a total of 60kg. We have one carrier worth £452.40 to give away - just fill in your details. The winner will be chosen at random.
 
Glorious touring - 10% discount on Cyclecover travel insurance
 
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If you’re touring abroad this summer, as a CTC member you will be covered by Third Party insurance everywhere except USA and Canada. However, you may also need travel insurance to cover you and your bike. CTC members who apply online for Cyclecover Travel Insurance can now benefit from a 10% discount by quoting the code found on the Member Benefits page.
 
Suzanne takes you cycling
 
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CTC’s Suzanne Forup is a busy lady. Not only is she a co-founder of Glasgow’s first ever cycle festival, which starts today, she is also co-ordinating Women on Wheels on Sunday 15 June. The event is a day of female and family-focused activities and is part of the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling. Suzanne’s colleague Sally Hinchcliffe explains in The Guardian why such a day is necessary.
 
Resistance is futile
 
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We know you'd rather be out on your bike than watching the World Cup on TV but it looks like there's no escaping it. So, why not buy this colourful Samba Velo jersey, with free samba music mix CD, to really get you in the mood for a party? CTC members who order before Sunday 13 July can buy the top with a 10% discount by obtaining the code from our Member Benefits page.
 
Daddy's cool stuff
 
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The jersey would make a great present for Father’s Day this Sunday. As would this brilliant bike race tin of biscuits – although the contents look far too good to eat! Loads of other fabulous gift ideas for any man in your life can be seen on our Pinterest board, including this Tour de France inspired toiletry set from Ted Baker.
 
Money down the drain?
 
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But where to put the toiletries? You could really push the boat out with the Pashley bicycle basin. For £2199, you not only get a Belle Époque inspired sink reminiscent of pre-First World War Paris, but also a Pashley bike complete with front basket for your soap and towel. The present for the father who has everything, perhaps? Alternatively, you could just buy him the bike….
 
French revolution in cycling to work
 
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Meanwhile, in 21st century France, people who cycle to work could soon be rich enough to afford the Pashley sink. As part of the French government’s ‘Plan Vélo’, employees could be paid between 21 and 25 centimes a kilometre to persuade them out of their cars and onto two wheels. Apparently, similar schemes in other European countries have proved a success. Merveilleux!
 
Compare the marketing officer role
 
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Why not go one better than the French and be paid to encourage other people to cycle? CTC currently has a vacancy for a Marketing Officer based in Guildford, Surrey. The successful candidate will design and deliver imaginative campaigns and help deliver events and exhibitions. The closing date for this post is Friday 4 July and interviews will take place in Guildford on Monday 14 July.
 
 
 
 
 

Julie Rand has edited CycleClips since 2011 and has been working at CTC in various guises since 2001.

 
 
 
 

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