Cycle Training

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Parent and Child Cycle Training in Reading

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.
Learn to cycle as a family on those short journeys

CTC and Reading Borough Council offer Parent and Child Cycle Training sessions to improve the cycling ability of both parents and children.

Sessions begin at Palmer Park and continue throughout the roads in Wokingham, so the experience gives parents and children practical experience on both quiet and busy roads.

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Pedalling through the barriers to cycling

Lorraine Stone, our Fundraising Officer, writes about her journey back to cycling, thanks to a CTC project with her local council.
Advice during cycle training

Being somewhat of a scaredy cat, and living on a rather off-putting 'Big Hill', I admit to being a lapsed cyclist. Living only a short walk (downhill!) to my local town, not possessing a cycle carrier for our car, and residing around 25 miles (along a very busy ‘A’ road) from my place of work, are just some of the excuses I've trotted out to preserve the status quo.

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2 courses - First Aid and National Standards Instructor

We need more instructors! And we want people to be as confident as possible taking others cycling, so here are two FREE course that are coming up: First Aid in the Outdoors (2-day); and National Standards Instructor Training
We need more cycling instructors!

Both courses are offered free to those who live in the LSTF (Local Sustainable Transport Fund) area of Leicester*.  Priority is also given to people outside the area who are happy to help us offer cycling projects, including cycle training, in the area.

We have a date for the First Aid in the Outdoors course:  16 and 17 November (venue to be decided).

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Freshers' cycle training after call from Oxford MP to improve safety for students

Oxford University freshers to get free cycle training as CTC answers MP’s call at the ‘Get Britain Cycling’ debate
Riders on a street

During last week’s well-attended cycling debate in Parliament, Oxford West and Abingdon MP Nicola Blackwood questioned the lack of cycle training for students coming to the city and cycling for the first time on unfamiliar roads.

After campaigning with other cycling organisations for the debate, and the recent ‘Cycling Revolution’ cash announced by David Cameron, CTC the national cycling charity, has offered to help.

Contact Information: 

CTC Press Office
Email: publicity@ctc.org.uk
Telephone: 0844-736-8453

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Cycle instructor wins Local Cycling Hero award

One of our most dedicated cycle instructors, Maryam Amatullah, has won the Midlands region Local Cycling Hero award this week.
Maryam enjoys passing on her expertise

Originally trained by CTC, Maryam is definitely one of the most popular cycling instructors in the city! Everyone who has been taught by Maryam describes her support and dedication, her quiet determination that they too can cycle if they want to.

 For some trainees, her support in Hindi as well as English is especially welcome.  We appreciate that our award winner will start two more 6-week sessions for adults next week.  

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Cossington Street Adult Cycling Sessions updates

The adult cycling sessions at Cossington Street Sports Centre continue to be very popular. We have taken delivery of a shipping container at Cossington, which should help with storage and making the sessions flow easily.
Learning to ride with small bikes to borrow and a ball court

We plan to organise neighbourhood rides soon, with bikes to borrow.  Please look out for Ride Leader training if you would like to help out.  

As part of sharing the story of adult cycle training, some trainees gave interviews to camera on Wednesday 21st.  Your stories, experiences and opinions will appear soon.  Thank you!

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Summer Bikeability Training in the Chilterns

Get your child road-savvy on their bikes this summer. Free Bikeability training is being made available for children in the Chilterns.
Children's Bikeability training in the Chilterns

The week long course is being offered by Cycle Chilterns, a project encouraging everyone to cycle more in the area. It is a great opportunity for your child to take part especially if they have missed out on Bikeability in the past.

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CTC Bike Tour Leader Award course in India Day 7

The course concludes with some Exodus-specific training and a lot of photocopying for me!
Sunset over Kochi

Exodus guide training

Today's course for the trainees was specific to the provider Exodus and involved a lot of looking at how to best implement procedures, meeting clients' needs and setting expectations.  This meant that I had some paperwork, reviewing and photocopying to do, along with a brief break period - phew!

Amazing thing of the day:  I walked past an 11,000 volt substation, all caged off, with a guy sleeping on a bench inside it, leaning up against the transformers!  Buzzing wasn’t the word!

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CTC Bike Tour Leader course in India Day 6

Riding skills and double dosa orders at breakfast made a great combination.
Figure of 8 group riding

Double Dosa Day

Masala Dosa.  One great breakfastWith last night's requests for breakfast choices resulting in a few of the Sri Lankan contingent putting both their left and right hands up, there were extra Masala Dosas for breakfast - a double dosa day - for some, to great amusement of the more diet volume restrained of the group.

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Publication Date: 
May 2013
i-Contact, CTC's e-newsletter for cycle instructors
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