Family and Leisure

Along with campaigning and utility riding, cycling for pleasure is what CTC is all about. From deciding whether to ride while pregnant to setting out on your first family cycling adventures, CTC's guides will help you make the most of your riding.

Essential Information

How to transport children by bike
What to do if you want to carry on cycling once you have a family? Does life have to start revolving around four wheels instead of two? Or is it...
CTC Vice President Josie Dew and her daughters
If you want to cycle with one child aged 6 months - 4 years one of the best things you can buy is a child seat for your bike. This cycle child seat...
Cycle A-way - CTC unique guide to published cycle routes
CTC’s unique guide to all the published cycle routes in the British Isles, whether on or off-road. Find places to ride and information about them...


How to prepare for your first charity cycle ride
Guildford Challenge Ride
If you have signed up for a charity bike ride and are worried about what lies ahead, here's a handy guide to help you achieve your goal.
Parent and Child Cycle Training in Reading
Learn to cycle as a family on those short journeys
In order to encourage parents and children to cycle together, CTC and Reading Borough Council are offering parent and child cycle training to improve their cycling confidence.

Cycling with like-minded people is one of the great pleasures in life. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced rider, riding with others enhances the experience: you can share hints and tips, enjoy the view or simply pass the time of day in a coffee shop or pub. And if things go wrong, companions can help put things right. Plus, if you ride with an organised group, you won't get lost or wonder where the best routes are - you can just relax and enjoy the ride.


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  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Carol McKinley (Acting)
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