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MPs' Bike Ride and Bike Week launch

MPs and Peers gathered for the annual All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group bike ride from the London Transport Museum to the House of Lords.
Bike Week launch with Tommy Godwin

CTC Chief Executive Gordon Seabright and CTC Campaigns and Policy Director Roger Geffen joined the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group for the annual ride in central London this week.

Together with Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Norman Baker, 20 MPs and Peers cycled the 3 mile ride from the London Transport Museum to Parliament.

The group got a fantastic send off by the 1948 Olympic medallist, Tommy Godwin now aged 92, who encouraged all the riders to get behind Bike Week and the Samsung Hope Relay Challenge.

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Score Scotland Bike Club launches

Score Scotland recently launched their South West Bike Club project in Edinburgh along the Union Canal.
Three Girls from Score Scotland along the union canal on their bikes

Over three days they offered children and young people in the area a chance to try out their new mountain bikes and take part in cycling activities including: a bike obstacle course, led rides along the canal, mountain biking at Hailes Quarry Park and Dr Bike courtesy of Evans Cycles. Local Community Police Officers also joined in on the bike rides and helped with the activities.

Score Scotland are working in partnership with Bridge 8 Canoe Club and Set in Motion to deliver this Bike Club project.

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Our grandest ever prize draw - over £6000 worth of goodies awarded!

The 2012 CTC Grand Draw was the biggest ever, with over £6,000 in cash and prizes given away.
2012 CTC Grand Draw Road Bike Prize

All the proceeds of the draw go to our campaigning projects to promote safer roads and more cycling across the UK.  So whether you won or not, you will have contributed to a CTC's good work.

The Prize List was:

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Guildford CTC Challenge Ride turns two

Cyclists from all over the globe took the challenge of riding 57 or 94 miles on Sunday 27 May at CTC National Office.
CTC Challenge Ride 2012 Guildford

Belgium, Philipines, Ireland, Surrey, Hampshire, Kent: these are just some of places where cyclists who took part in the latest CTC Challenge Ride & Sportive in Guildford were from. 

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Led rides in Winchester

A series of led rides, due to take place over the summer in Winchester and Fleet has been launched. Designed to help newer riders build their cycling confidence, the rides are part of a programme of activity run by Hampshire County Council, in partnership with CTC.
Winchester women who ride

Four women and one trainee woman (preschool) set out from River Park in Winchester at 1pm on Wednesday 23rd May. It was the inaugural occasion, marking a series of rides planned over the summer in order to inspire new cyclists- part of my role, working with Hampshire County Council, to encourage people to get on their bikes.

The weather was fantastic (and so were we) equipped with our bikes, a positive frame of mind and the ability to not take ourselves too seriously- especially when the photo opportunity at the start of the ride was taken!

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What a weekend for new cyclists in Winchester!

Hundreds of people came to the 'The Six Towns Cycle Roadshow' in Winchester to try out different bikes.
Child in bike trailer

CTC and Hampshire County Council are working in partnership trying to persuade more urban dwellers in the county to get out on their bikes.

Despite the rather uninspiring weather, the event in Winchester attracted 733 people who were keen to have a go on different types of cycles. 

Not only were there KMX carts, an electric powered bike and a tandem, but also a range of quality children's bikes and bikes designed to transport families in real style.

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Family cycling adventures

Going for a family bike ride with your children can be a real pleasure - and planning it well could make all the difference between success and disappointment.
Happy child out cycling

If you're keen to encourage your children to take up cycling, making their early cycling experiences enjoyable is a good start. If they enjoy it, they'll want to do more and more bike rides and will gain confidence with every revolution of the pedals.

When you plan your first cycle ride with them, whether they're riding their own bikes, are on a tag-along cycle or in a trailer, these tips might help:

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Cyclists Welcome - CTC's cycle friendly accommodation listings

Looking for cycle friendly accommodation? See the list we've compiled on our Cyclists Welcome accommodation pages.
Cycle Friendly Accomodation in the UK
  • If you're looking for somewhere to stay for a weekend away cycling or a cycling holiday, CTC's Cyclists Welcome pages are just what your looking for.
  • If you're an cycle friendly accommodation proprietor and would like to take advantage promoting your business to cyclists from across the UK and beyond by advertising in Cyclists Welcome, please send us an email.

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Carfree living - what is it really like?

Can you live without your car? After using a car for over a decade, CTC's Victoria Hazael finally became carless in February 2011. Find out what happened next.

As soon as I passed my driving test, I bought my own car and I loved it. In almost a decade, I drove it over 100,000 miles and I thought I couldn’t live without it.

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A statistical look at the success of Swindon's Workplace Cycle Challenge

Find out what effect the second Workplace Cycle Challenge had on the number of people cycling in Swindon.
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What is a Workplace Cycle Challenge?

The Workplace Cycle Challenge is a behavioural change programme, designed to encourage more people to cycle more often.

It allowed organisations, and the individual departments within them, to compete against each other, seeing who could encourage the most staff to cycle for at least 10 minutes over a three-week Challenge period.

The Challenge focuses on participation rather than mileage, to ensure a fair competition which engaged new and occasional cyclists as much as regular cyclists.

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