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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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A busy end to summer in the Chilterns

22 August 2013
There are events, events and more events coming up over the next couple of months and Cycle Chilterns will be supporting lots of them!
Riders enjoying Shoretrax at Oxford & Thame Show

It's a packed end to the cycling season with a number of local club events in the calendar. Cycle Chilterns will be supporting these in a number of ways, as well as attending a variety of other local events offering a range of activities.

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Family cycling at Ashridge Estate

For a fun outing for all the family, explore the beautiful Ashridge Estate in the Chilterns.
Family cycling on Ashridge Estate

Set in the heart of the Chilterns is National Trust site, Ashridge Estate. Boasting a huge area of woodlands and downland, it’s free to explore and a great place for cycling with the whole family.  You can enjoy bluebells in the spring, beautiful golden colours in the autumn, or spot a fallow deer and other wildlife.

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CTC's New Forest Cycling Week 2013 - another great success

This year, there were 220 attendees at the CTC’s New Forest Rally, now in its 39th year. As usual there was a wide mix of people, including families with children, couples on their own and individuals, some of whom cycle camped.
Riders in the New Forest

As is the case every year, CTC East Sussex and Chippenham Wheelers both brought big contingents. Others came from a little further away, including Wales, Scotland, Denmark and even Malaysia!

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Just another day in (cycling) paradise...

CTC's Suzanne Forup often spends her holidays in Denmark, visiting her husband's elderly relatives and extensive selection of siblings. This year she put her foot down and demanded some cycling action too...
Copenhagen cycle commuters

Firstly, I’m not an expert on urbanism, cycling infrastructure or the history of Northern European cycling.

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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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Families with special needs children cycle together at Avon Tyrrell

Having bikes suitable for children with special needs means the whole family can ride together.
Inclusive cycling at Avon Tyrrell

At Avon Tyrrell, The UK Youth Outdoor Activity Centre in the New Forest, the staff have been working with Hampshire County Council to provide events as part of their short breaks programme. These events allow families with children with additional needs and their siblings to have a break and take part in a variety of outdoor activities.

As part of these short breaks, families are able to use some of the Centre's adapted, all-inclusive bikes and off-road wheelchairs, both on the cycle tracks and off-site.

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Chilterns Cycle Rides For All

Come along and enjoy free led rides in the Chilterns this summer!
Chiltern cyclists

Cycle Chilterns have organised a series of led rides this summer open to all. In particular, they are great for families, people getting back into cycling or those who just prefer to ride in a group.

Led by qualified and experienced ride leaders, the rides will follow many of the local quiet country lanes, catering to the needs of the group, so no-one is left behind. The group usually stops for a relaxed coffee and there's always time to chat while cycling. The emphasis is on fun and enjoyment!

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Here come the girls.. ! Belles are on their bikes in Glasgow

The Glasgow Belles on Bikes project held its first summer social this week. CTC's Suzanne Forup went along to meet them and find out how they get so many women cycling..
The Belles on Bikes Glasgow

I think it’s always a good sign when I turn up to an event and there is a good selection of wine bottles, glasses and food already laid out. Not least because it means I’m in the right place...

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Sun shines on Braintree cycle rides

The sun certainly shone on the latest Braintree cycle ride. Everybody was raring to come out cycling again and I had to give them a new challenge.
Having a go at Braintree BMX

So what better than going over to Braintree BMX Club, near Towerlands?

A couple of intrepid young-at-heart cyclists decided to try out their skills on the course which involves some scarily steep slopes - I swear they make you end up flying in the air - plus some just phenomenal banking that makes you feel like a dare-devil stunt rider, (even on my Claud Butler hybrid)!

Inevitably, one person came a cropper and ended up sliding down the banking on his bottom. But this 56-year-old was elated at re-discovering his teenage years!

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