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Buying the right bike for your child

Choosing the right children's bike is the first thing you need to do to help your child to learn to cycle and to love cycling.
Girl on a bike

How to buy a children's bike that will last

Cycle prices don’t simply scale down with size. A child’s bike uses shorter lengths of tubing, but smaller components are not intrinsically cheaper and unlike clothes, children’s bikes aren’t VAT-free.

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Le Tour - a spectator's view

What was it like in the crowd watching the Tour de France? Rhia Weston was in Yorkshire to watch the greatest cycling race in the world whizz by llkley and she didn't take a 'selfie'!
Kittel wins Stage 1 Tour de France.

I am fortunate enough to have a brother who lives in one of the towns that the Tour de France passed through: Ilkley, which is just a 45-minute walk from Addingham – the town so good the tour passed through it twice. So I watched the tour whizz by on both Saturday and Sunday. 

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Glasgow Cycle Festival

CTC’s Assistant Head of Development in Scotland loves a festival - the mud, the camping and the avoidance of washing - so this year she’s managed to get involved with organising two. One of them, the Glasgow Cycle Festival, kicks off this Friday with a leisurely bike ride to the WEST brewery!
Glasgow Cycle Festival logo

Nearly a year ago I sat in the ‘office’ - a shipping container with a sofa - at Free Wheel North with three cycling colleagues eating cherries as we airily suggested ideas for our yet un-named cycling festival. We didn't have any money and it wasn't in anyone's work plan. But we didn't let that stop us. One funding bid, a lot more talking and a whole load of work later the first Glasgow Cycle Festival is about to launch...

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Play on Pedals in Glasgow

Polly Jarman is the new Development Officer for CTC’s Play on Pedals and her mission is to get every 4 year old in Glasgow riding a bike.
Polly Jarman, CTC Development  Officer, Play on Pedals

Originally called Play on Wheels, the project won funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery through the 2014 Dream Fund and is also recognised as a games legacy for Glasgow. While the name has changed, the aim of the project has not: giving every four year old in Glasgow the opportunity to learn to ride a bike before they start school.

Over the next two years, 500 pedal and balance bikes will be placed across 50 community organisations where volunteers will be trained as either cycle trainers or in cycle maintenance.

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How to prepare for your first charity cycle ride

If you have signed up for a charity bike ride and are worried about what lies ahead, here's a handy guide to help you achieve your goal.
Guildford Challenge Ride

Too many people turn up at the start line of a charity bike ride unready for what lies ahead.

In order not to disappoint all the people who have sponsored you, you need to be prepared. Preparation is the key to rising to the challenge, achieving your goal and, most importantly, enjoying your first charity bike ride.

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Cycle with Team CTC at L'Eroica Britannia 2014

All our places for L'Eroica Britannia have now gone. But you can still come along to the L'Eroica Fesitval and enjoy 'The Best of British'.
L'Eroica Britannia

The free festival, which takes place from 20-22 June, features over 100 of the most exciting British brands, and includes vintage clothing, cosmetics, and a bike jumble.  Many of your favourite bicycling brands - including of course CTC - will also be there!!

In addition to all this, there's a fabulous celebration of food, with the chance to try some very special treats.

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Family Rides in Reading to contribute to the European Cycling Challenge

Four led rides in Reading aimed at families to get people involved in the European Cycling Challenge 2014.
Ride logo

A series of neighbourhood cycle rides are being launched as part of the European Cycle Challenge, aimed at seeing which city rides the most.

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Get your kids active this summer

As report after report says we are facing an obesity epidemic, many parents are finding it difficult to get their children off the sofa. If you need some ideas check out CTC's range of family-friendly rides and events.
Family cycling by Simon Brooke-Webb

Cycling in the great outdoors is not only healthy and fun, it's something all the family can do together. CTC has a wide range of events and rides that are perfect for mum, dad, the children - and granny and grandad too! - so check out our selection of some of the best we have to offer:

Cycling rallies in the summer holidays

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March and April courses and events

Here is the schedule for courses starting soon in Leicester.

Courses at Rally Park

Thursdays 9:30

Learn to ride or gain confidence on the road (16+)

 

Thursdays 9:30

Learn basic roadside maintenance (women only).

If more men are interested in this course, we can make recommendations to courses or look at starting a new one – let us know.

 

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Cycle stars needed for short film

Do you want to be part of Leatherhead's newest cycle film? CTC and Prudential RideLondon need your help to shoot a short film with a professional production company, Century TV, who film Prudential RideLondon, The Tour of Britain, Tour Series etc.

We are looking for people to come along and act as volunteer flag wavers and cyclists as well.

To register to help,  please email me mark.slater@ctc.org.uk or lisar@ridelondon.co.uk with your details ASAP.

Date:                                     Saturday 22 March

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