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Ride for Team CTC in this year's Prudential RideLondon

If you didn't get a place allocated to you from this year's Prudential RideLondon London - Surrey 100 ballot don't worry! Your chance to get in the saddle is still possible with Team CTC.
CTC Crew RideLondon Ride Places

Would you like to be part of the iconic Prudential Ride London-Surrey100 2015?

CTC has a limited number of guaranteed places for this spectacular event, taking place on 2nd August 2015.

To take your place in Team CTC, please enter our ballot for places. We ask you to commit to a minimum raise £300 for CTC. You’ll need to pay an entry fee of £100

As part of the CTC Team for this event, you’ll get:

-        A CTC shirt (once you’ve raised over £100)

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L'Eroica Britannia 2015

Do you want the buzz of a European cycling festival, love pre-1987 bikes and classic cycle gear? Do you want to support fellow cyclists and enjoy a great experience with like-minded people? If so, then CTC has the volunteer role for you at this year’s L’Eroica....
Volunteer for L'Eroica Britannia 2015 with CTC

We will be setting up our glorious 3 day festival camp once again in the beautiful lands of Bakewell in The Peak District National Park on the 19th - 21st June for the second chapter of Eroica Britannia. The Great British Adventure. Join us for 3 days of music, food, drink, acres of shopping and as much fun as you can have!

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Electric bikes set to put spring in your step in the Chilterns

24 March 2015
CTC is giving cycling in the Chilterns a boost this spring with electric bikes, a new cycle hire fleet and rides galore packed into a new cycling guide. Sara Randle shines a light on the Cycle Chilterns Bike Hub in Great Missenden.
Health Rides - great for all ages and abilities

CTC’s cycling development project, Cycle Chilterns, has partnered with local business, The Bicycle Workshop, to provide electric and hybrid bikes and create a new and much-needed cycle hire centre in the Chilterns.

 

To encourage people to give electric bikes a go, from 25th March to the end of April, you can hire one for £5 or free with a valid bus or train ticket or season ticket. The national cycling charity, has also given Lovelo in Berkhamsted two e-bikes and will be running the same special offer.

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East Yorkshire CTC's 90th Anniversary Dinner

CTC members and friends celebrated East Yorkshire CTC's 90th Dinner Prize Presentation recently. Group Treasurer Sheila Sampson describes the event.
East Yorkshire CTC prize winners

An enjoyable evening was had by the members of East Yorkshire CTC who attended the Annual Dinner at the Village Hotel, Priory Park, Hessle. Our guest speaker on this special occasion was Jim Sampson, who entertained us with many stories of his cycling exploits; everyone present appreciated his marvellous sense of humour.

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Play on Pedals says a big 'thank you' after incredible first year

Suzanne Forup, CTC's Assistant Head of Development in Scotland, leads the partnership behind Play on Pedals - a Glasgow-based initiative that is enabling pre-school children to explore the playful side of cycling.
The Play on Pedals launch event outside the Glasgow Bike Station

It's been an incredible first year for Play on Pedals.

The community project, a partnership between CTC, Cycling Scotland, the Glasgow Bike Station and Play Scotland, and supported by players of the People's Postcode Lottery has so far seen over 500 participants (including instructors) take part in cycling at nurseries across the city.

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Should children cycle on the pavement?

A police officer in Lincolnshire reportedly threatened to confiscate a four-year-old girl's bicycle because she was cycling on the pavement. CTC's Victoria Hazael explains where the law stands on children cycling on the pavement.
A four-year old girl cycling in the park

As a mum of a four-year-old who regularly cycles on the pavement, I must confess I was really shocked when I read the report in Grantham Journal, that four-year-old Sophie Lindley was stopped by Lincolnshire Police as she was cycling to school on the pavement.

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CTC helps women in Chelmsford to start cycling

12 February 2015
CTC has joined up with Chelmsford City Council to assist more women try cycling through the WoMEn TIME project.
A group of women cycling in Essex

A pilot project late last summer proved a big hit with the first dozen women learning to cycle over a five-week programme. Now CTC has set up more sessions and cycle rides specifically encouraging women to try cycling.

“The Council’s WoMEn TIME project is really positive and encouraging, removing many of the barriers that women have when it comes to taking up a recreational activity."

Richard Monk,  CTC Cycling Development Officer for Essex  

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Richard's tips on getting cycling this summer in Essex

With spring around the corner, our thoughts drift to lazy cycle rides in the sun. It’s easier than you think, says Richard Monk from CTC, the national cycling charity. Here are his key tips for re-discovering the pleasure of cycling:
Cycling on Essex's sunny country lanes

CTC's Cycling Development Officer in Essex Richard Monk helps thousands of people get cycling each year. Here are his steps to successful cycling:

Step 1. Dust off the old bike and give it a once-over

You’ll be amazed that often all the bike needs are its tyres pumped up and some oil on the chain then you can get going.

The key is to check that the bike is reasonable working order.

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New blow to hopes of New Forest campaigners and cyclists

Proposals based on sense, safety and compromise rejected for inclusion in the New Forest Cycle Events Organisers' Charter.
CTC New Forest Rally 2014 - cyclists of all ages

CTC has learned today (Thursday 22 January) that proposals designed with the spirit of both compromise and safety in mind have been rejected in the New Forest National Park Authority's (NFNPA) Cycle Events Organisers' Charter. 

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CTC and Sustrans united against "discriminatory" New Forest Charter

In the latest stage of developments in the ongoing saga in the New Forest, CTC and Sustrans have shown a united front against the New Forest National Park Authority’s draft Charter.
CTC New Forest Rally 2014

Since a growth in cycle activities in the New Forest, there has been an increase in reports from local residents and organisations against organised cycle events. In response to this, the New Forest National Park Authority (NFNPA) has launched an “arm's length” exercise to produce a “Cycle Event Organisers’ Charter”. The Charter, which is currently in draft form, will go up for final amendment and approval tomorrow morning, 22 January.

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