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Blooming success at Southport Flower Show

Providing information and collecting tourists' views on cycling in Sefton and West Lancashire.
Sefton & West Lancs VISIT Project promotion at Southport Flower Show

On first impression it might seem like an unusual alliance between a horticultural show in a Northern seaside town and the national cycling charity but as a once famous TV show stated – ‘The clues are there’.

Sefton and West Lancashire councils VISIT Project is funded through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF), VISIT (Visitors In Sustainable Integrated Transport) has a  focus on bringing tourists into the area's attractions by cycling and walking.

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A guide to child bike seats

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 guide will help you choose the right child seat and enable your little one to be happy, safe and comfortable on your bike.
CTC Vice President Josie Dew and her daughters

Most child seats are suitable for children between the ages of about nine months and four years. The lower limit is dependent on the ability of your child to sit up unsupported – that is, on the floor rather than propped up with cushions.

Some seats recline and children as young as six months – those who can sit up when propped up – can go in those. A reclining seat is better anyway because it allows your little one to drift off to sleep without slumping sideways or forwards.

Peak Cycle Hire (Derwent)

Name

Peak Cycle Hire (Derwent)

Type of organisation

Local authority

Location

Fairholmes Car Park
Derwent
Bamford
Hope Valley
S33 0AQ

Peak Cycle Hire (Ashbourne)

Name

Peak Cycle Hire (Ashbourne)

Type of organisation

Local authority

Location

Mapleton Lane, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2AA

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CTC show off at the Bike Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and his family, and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. This year, it was home to a festival of cycling, and what a display it was!
CTC Anna at Bike Blenheim Palace 2012

The field in front of the palace was lined with stalls showcasing bicycles of all varieties and accessories of many purposes. Animal Bike tour offered a feast for the eyes performing tricks, stunts and somersaults on their bikes throughout the Saturday and a vintage bike carnival toured through the grounds on the Sunday. A favourite London and Bristol-based cycling café Look Mum No Hands supplied bacon baguettes and sumptuous cakes amongst tables of cycle-related posters, prints, caps and collectables.

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15,000 celebrate all things cycling at Bike Blenheim Palace

Cycling fever following the successes of Team GB in the cycle events at London 2012 reached dizzy heights at Blenheim Palace this weekend when 15,000 people turned up to the annual Festival of Cycling.
Bike Blenheim Palace 2012

Bike Blenheim Palace 2012 organisers reported record numbers with an increase of 88% on last year, and success all round at the event that expanded to two days this year to encompass a unique variety of races, rides and retailers at the World Heritage Site in Oxfordshire on 18th – 19th August.

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Bike Blenheim Palace to host 'Festival of Cycling' plus a host of celebrities in their races

Team GB and Australia Paralympians will be competing at Bike Blenheim Palace this weekend. We'll be there! Will you?
Bike Blenheim Palace

After the amazing performance of Team GB in the cycle events at London 2012 it’s time to celebrate cycling in Great Britain! This weekend Blenheim Palace opens its World Heritage Site Park for the 5th time for Bike Blenheim Palace, the UK’s most unique and exciting ‘Festival of Cycling’ taking place over two days from 18th – 19th August.

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Olympic Mountain Biking Display in Swindon

Saturday 11 August saw the Olympic Cross Country Mountain Bike race shown on the Big Screen in Swindon town centre. The BBC Live Site had displayed all 16 days of the Olympic Games, and when they asked me if I wanted to make “a thing” of mountain biking, of course I jumped at the chance.
Anna Cipullo takes on the 500m challenge

On the screen, the ladies of all nations battled it out for Olympic podiums, while on the ground local clubs battle for pride (and a modest medal) in the Watt Bike races.

This, together with the Games on screen, inspired many members of the public to get competitive and try their best to beat the times set out by local clubs. I was one of those attempting to get a good time in the 500 metres sprint, but as you can see from the photo, all I achieved was complete exhaustion and some legs made of jelly.

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New Forest Cycling Week

More than 200 people attended the 2012 New Forest Cycling Rally. The event, for cyclists of all ages was at Avon Tyrell, the UK Youth Activity Centre. It is an ideal location in the New Forest, with superb facilities, easy access to delightful forest tracks, country parks and the seaside.
The final bonfire

Newcomers and regulars, families and those travelling from overseas, as well as groups such as the Chippenham Wheelers and the East Sussex CTC all gathered to take part in the Rally at the end of July.

Despite one of the wettest summers on record, remarkably the weather changed just in time to make the week of The New Forest Rally a very bright and sunny one.

From meetings with cheese and wine, a variety of rides on offer each day, trips out to local markets, the velodrome and the Isle of Wight, through to the final barbecue on the last night - it was non-stop, sunny fun!

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Bike Club hits the streets in Islington

The weather forecast was not good, but for those that ventured out on the community ride it was blustery but the sun shone
Leaving Victoria Park after lunch

The second London Borough of Islington Community Rides Bike Club ride got off to a good start, with 40 people attending.

A bad weather forecast put off some of the 80 who had booked on but they should have ventured out because despite it being blustery, the sun shone and it was a lovely day for cycling.

Bike Club runs family rides to encourage local people to explore the Borough on two wheels and to make them aware of cycle training that the Borough offers to young people and adults.

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