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CycleClips 27 June 2014

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ASA ruling overturned; city stickers to be redesigned; Horace and the Rough Stuff Fellowship; inclusive cycling in Fylde; Bicycle Ballet Company; Space for Cycling map; Billie Fleming; CTC vacancies
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The summer holidays are fast approaching, and with them a wide range of events to keep all the family entertained. The Welsh Festival of Cycling from 25-28 July; the New Forest Cycling Week from 25 July-2 August; the CTC Birthday Rides from 13-19 August; and the Mlldenhall Rally in Suffolk from 23-25 August all provide fantastic opportunities to get out and ride.

 
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Headline news
 
 
CTC is delighted that the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled an advert it had previously banned is now acceptable. The TV advert, which was part of a campaign devised by Cycling Scotland to improve the overtaking of cyclists, featured a helmetless woman riding away from the kerb, reflecting a legal, real-life scenario. Now its ruling has mentioned CTC’s briefing on helmets as instrumental in changing its stance on the ad. CTC hopes that this document will also help overturn a threatened helmet law on the island of Jersey.
 
 
 
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City stickers 
 
 
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There was more campaign success further south, where Transport for London has agreed to redesign the notorious ‘cyclists stay back’ stickers that have proliferated in the capital in the past year. The new design will reflect the original intention of the stickers, which was to warn cyclists of the dangers of passing large vehicles on the left, rather than ordering them not to do so.
 
 
 
 
Britannia rules - CTC rides L'Eroica
 
 
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“It was a weekend of wonderful vintage clothing, steel steeds and challenging hills,” says CTC Senior Media Officer Jacqui Shannon of the inaugural L’Eroica Britannia. Sixty-five CTC members helped run last weekend’s event in Derbyshire, with marshals covering the routes as well as acting as site volunteers. See how much fun was had by all on our new Instragram account.
 
 
 
 
They've all gone to Iceland!
 
 
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In 1958, four riders set out to cross the vast interior of Iceland on their bicycles, believing they were the first to do so. However, responding to a notice about their feat in the CTC Gazette, Horace Dall claimed he had already done it solo in 1933, dressed only in a suit! 'Horace and the Rough Stuff Fellowship' is a magical film that shows the stunning terrain and how differently it is tackled today.
 
 
 
 
Wheel progress in Fylde
 
 
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A new CTC inclusive cycling partnership project started this week in Fylde, Lancashire. Thanks to Big Lottery funding, CTC’s Jayne Rodgers took delivery of some adaptive cycles at ParkView4U. The bikes will be available to those with additional needs in the area and there are plans to build a circular track to ride them on. If you would like to get involved in the project, please contact Jayne.
 
 
 
 
Rain doesn't stop play
 
 
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With summer showers affecting many of us, you might be tempted to catch up with housework rather than go riding this weekend. But the Bicycle Ballet Company don’t let a bit of rain put them off – they just don bright yellow capes, helmets and goggles and get on with the show. Catch them and their antics tomorrow in Yorkshire and from 4-7 July in Leeds, London, Bradford and Bristol.
 
 
 
 
Space map
 
 
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This week, the Guardian’s Bike Blog featured CTC’s Space for Cycling map, showing exactly which councillors have signed up to support the campaign. So far, using easy-to-use messaging tools provided by CTC and the London Cycling Campaign, over 12,000 people have sent requests to their local councillors and a total of 270 councillors have pledged their backing.
 
 
 
 
The chocolate girl
 
 
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Billie Fleming, who has died aged 100, had plenty of space for cycling – in 1938 she set the women’s world record for the greatest distance cycled in a single year, an astonishing 29,899.4 miles. She averaged 81 miles a day but once decided to ride back from York to London, a total of 186 miles. Billie was sponsored by Cadbury, who gave her a 5lb bar of chocolate every month!
 
 
 
 
Spaces in cycling
 
 
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We can’t promise you chocolate every month but there are plenty of other rewards working for CTC, especially if, like Billie, you have a passion for cycling. CTC currently has two vacancies based in our National Office in Guildford: a Marketing Officer role, with a closing date of Friday 4 July; and a Campaigns and Communications Coordinator position, with a closing date of Wednesday 9 July.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Julie Rand

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

 
 
 
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