Family and Leisure

Bideford Bicycle Hire

Name

Bideford Bicycle Hire

Type of organisation

Private company

Location

Torrington Street, East the Water, Bideford EX39 4DR

Forest Cycle Hire

Name

Forest Cycle Hire

Type of organisation

Limited Company

Location

Haldon Forest Park, Bullers Hill, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7XR

How CTC helped provide a perfect cycling solution for one family in Essex

CTC Cycle Champions is unashamedly enthusiastic about getting people back on a bike, often after years and sometimes for the first time ever. Many go on to make cycling a regular part of their daily lives and the benefits are huge. Lee and Emily's story is a great example.
Emily leads a group of mums cycling with their kids

Lee and Emily joined CTC’s Cycle Champions rides after hearing about them from the ACE Health Trainer at Colchester Garrison.

With two young children, lots of family pressures and a tight budget, they were looking for a cheap solution to become fitter that fitted in with their busy lives.

The Cycle Champions rides offered the use of children’s trailers – a perfect solution for Lee and Emily and countless other army and civilian families.

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The only way is fun! Reaching new riders in Essex

CTC’s expanded programme of cycling has reached over 1,000 people in Essex this year, thanks to additional funding from Essex County Council, Anglian Community Enterprise and Colchester Garrison.
A group of riders in front of the O2 arena in London

The total includes 317 people who either hadn’t been on a bike with CTC or at all, and a number have learned to ride a bike for the first time in 2012.

CTC Cycle Champions has formed new partnerships with ACE Health Trainers and Colchester Garrison to name just two and together they are helping to change people’s lives for the better.

Said Emily, who started on the Garrison rides:

“I have lost weight and gained enough confidence to help others thanks to the health trainers and the cycle group.”

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Women in Reading cycle for Syria

Smoothies were a key ingredient for a group of women in Reading who joined together for a worthy cause: to cycle the distance from Damascus to Palestine in a single Sunday afternoon to raise money for the British Red Cross.
Women cycling in Palmer Park, Reading

As Ramadan was approaching, I was anticipating a month in which very little interest in outdoor activities would come from some of the BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) groups I was looking to engage in cycling. What I failed to remember was that Ramadan is also a month in which charity takes a higher priority. The solution was simple: a cycling event to raise money and for women only.

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If you go down to the woods today...you may make the front page!

CTC’s recent cycle ride in High Woods Country Park has appeared on the front page of the widely-read Elite community magazine in Colchester.
Sunny cycling in High Woods Country Park

Circulated to over 10,000 residents, the photo showed a large group of people enjoying a led cycle ride in the tranquil autumn setting of High Woods Country Park. The event was part of the Park’s Big 25 Birthday Bash and attracted over three thousand visitors.

The park lends itself to easy cycling for residents and we got a joyful response from the people who took part, many of whom hadn’t been on a bike for years. The vast majority are planning on coming on more cycle rides with CTC. 

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CTC makeover for Southport Park and Ride

Visitors to Southport ditched the bus for a journey to remember, traveling into the town centre in style aboard a state of the art rickshaw.
Rickshaw arriving into Southport as part of the Visit Project

The Sefton and West Lancs Visit Project, working in partnership with CTC, are looking at ways to support the visitor economy through sustainable travel.

The latest event, offering rickshaw rides, was designed to raise awareness of the project as a whole, whilst also giving visitors to Southport a fun and unusual way to make their way into the town or just enjoy the sights and sounds of the seaside town.

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Southport Park and Ride CTC style

Visitors to Southport ditched the bus for a journey to remember, traveling into the town centre in style aboard a state of the art pedal-powered Rickshaw.
Rickshaw arriving into Southport as part of the Visit Project

The Sefton and West Lancs Visit Project working in partnership with the CTC are looking at ways to support the visitor economy through sustainable travel.

The latest event, Rickshaw rides, was designed to raise awareness of the project as a whole, whilst also providing visitors to Southport a fun and unusual way to make their way into the town or just enjoy the sights and sounds of the seaside town.

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Dalby Bike Barn – CTC Centre of Excellence

Name

Dalby Bike Barn – CTC Centre of Excellence

Type of organisation

Charity

Location

Dalby Bike Barn
Dalby Forest
Courtyard
Low Dalby
Thornton Le Dale
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Amanda pedals through the pain of CRPS

Not so long ago, our Swindon Champion, Anna Cipullo, wrote a blog about Amanda Nelson detailing a strong independent women determined to battle through complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in order to continue cycling.
Amanda Nelson prepares for LEJOG

Unfortunately the complexity of Amanda’s health issues have increased, and yet so has her determination to remain a cyclist. Amanda says: “In terms of my health, my pain levels have increased tenfold since I have started cycling but emotionally I am so much better. The latter certainly helps me to cope with the pain. I get such a buzz from cycling that I have no intentions of quitting no matter how bad my pain becomes.”

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