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CycleClips 14 February 2014

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Get Britain Cycling, says CTC; Making the grade; Road Justice petition hits 12,000; A couple's ride; CycleLove; About turn for Belfast; cycle photography guide; Do the Ride Thing; A Pocket Guide to Road Cycling.
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We’re at the London Bike Show today Friday 14 February and all weekend. Please come along and say ‘hello’ to us on stand LB1222 if you’re there too. Don’t forget CTC members can get adult tickets for just £13 plus booking fee by quoting code ‘CTC13’.

Julie Rand, CTC Information Team

 

 
   
       
     

 

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Ten pounds a head demanded to 'Get Britain Cycling'

 

On Monday 10 February, CTC campaigners Roger Geffen and Chris Peck were photographed alongside British Cycling’s Chris Boardman at the Commons Transport Select Committee’s inquiry on cycle safety. The inquiry was called following a spate of six cyclists’ deaths in London within 13 days last November. CTC, the national cycling charity, and British Cycling have both urged MPs to demand leadership, commitment to quality cycling conditions, and funding of at least £10 per person annually, to Get Britain Cycling’.

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Making the grade

 

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Congratulations to CTC member Sue Booth, founder of the Chester Fabulous Ladies Cycling Club, who has reached the finals of the inaugural Total Women’s Cycling Awards in the Unsung Cycling Heroine category. And further congratulations are in order to CTC Campaigns Director Roger Geffen, who is in the BikeBiz Brit List of the 50 most influential people in cycling.

A just result

 

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Road Justice campaigners and road crash victims handed over a petition calling for better roads policing this week to the national policing lead for cycling at the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).  The petition, which has been signed by more than 12,000 people, is calling for the police to implement our recommendations for better roads policing.

The path to true love?

 

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As it’s Valentine’s Day, we’d like to help you keep your romance alive with a short film by Canadian freeride legend and film-maker Darcy Turenne. A Couples’ (sic) Ride shows some of the things that can go wrong when partners go cycling together – especially when they are of differing abilities. Maybe this tandem would have been a better option?

We love CycleLove

 

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Rather than going for a ride together, maybe you should buy you and your other half matching Buddy T-shirts by CycleLove, which celebrates ‘the best of bike culture’? CycleLens, meanwhile, is a fantastic collection of quirky photographs from the history of cycling  that includes a shot of a ‘ladies' fixie cycling club’ – from 1901!

An about turn for Belfast

 

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After our story a few weeks ago about Belfast’s failure to honour the inventors of the first pneumatic tyre, ahead of the city’s hosting of the Giro d’Italia, we have learnt that a celebration of their achievement is now due to go ahead. Said local campaigner Roy White: “Belfast’s contribution to the world of cycling will be given at least some of the glory it deserves.”

 A great photo opportunity

 

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Cycle touring is an activity that goes hand-in-hand with photography – after all, you can’t take that fabulous scenery home with you any other way. Bicycle Touring Photography is a free guide to taking better pictures by Dutchman Paul Jeurissen. Paul’s blog has fantastic shots of his travels worldwide to inspire you with your own efforts.

Doing the ride thing in Scotland

 

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Strangely, ‘being patient with your partner’ is not included as a rule in the new Do the Ride Thing’ guide to mountain biking in Scotland. The publication aims to give you the ‘knowledge and understanding to explore the country in a safe and responsible manner’. And to get the trails in a fit state, why not take our new Volunteer Trail Repair course?

A pocketful of rides

 

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Cycling 2014 - A Pocket Guide to Road Cycling is the perfect way to kickstart your cycling year. Packed with independent reviews of over 800 events in the UK, including sportives, Audaxes, road races, time trials, CTC events and more, this unique guidebook has them all. CTC members can save 36 per cent using a CTC membership number or discount code CTC1450 before 28 February.

 

   

     

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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