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Endurance Champions crowned – complete series round up

After six months of intense mountain bike racing at venues stretching from the south coast to the Scottish borders, the inaugural Endurance Series has come to an end and the first ever Champions have been crowned.
The MTB Endurance Series

Whinlatter Mountain Bike Challenge

Racing started back in March and some familiar names made their mark at the shortest event of the series. Neal Crampton won after a close fought battle with Rich Rothwell and Greig Brown came in third.

In the women’s race Helen Jackson lead from start to finish and Sally Ozanne and Jo Cardwell made their only series appearances. Andy Howett and Kirsty Forrester  made modest starts with top 20 positions to score some vital series points.

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Support new mountain biking trails in Devon

More off-road trails could be coming to Devon if a National Trust plan receives enough support.
A woman on an off-road trail

The National Trust has recently submitted a planning application for new mountain biking trails at Plymbridge in Devon. This is a fantastic opportunity for off-road cycling in Plymouth as having this facility and the investment that comes with it will create new trails and encourage new cyclists.

To show your support, all you have to do is take a couple of minutes to go to the Plymouth City Council website and support for the project.

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A new off-road trail for Aston Hill in the Chilterns

The Chilterns is home to Aston Hill, a Forestry Commission owned area dedicated to off-road mountain biking famous for its downhill runs created by our very own Off-Road Officer, Ian Warby. An added attraction is a new trail, 'Surface to Air'...
Senior Off-Road Officer, Ian Warby, tests the trails at Aston Hill

Aston Hill has long been a favourite of riders across the South-East, including riders and writers for Mountain Bike Rider (MBR) magazine.  It is situated just outside Wendover in the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty and features five graded downhill (DH) runs, a 4X track and a two-part cross-country (XC) loop.

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The 7stanes Mountain Bike Display Team 2012 Round Up

The CTC Insured 7stanes Display Team had another busy year in 2102. Over the six months from March to September, the team showed off their trials riding skills at 15 venues the length and breadth of Scotland - and even found time for a quick foray into Cumbria.
7stanes Display Team

Despite the unpredictable (but usually, wet) weather, the team still managed to impress the crowds with their talent on their new kit, which now includes a frighteningly high 10 foot box. Whether a children's gala or vintage car rally or agricultural show, the crowds appreciated the technique involved in each display and the occasional examples of bravado when dropping onto a concrete surface from the new box!

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Dalby Bike Barn – CTC Centre of Excellence

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Dalby Bike Barn – CTC Centre of Excellence

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Charity

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Dalby Bike Barn
Dalby Forest
Courtyard
Low Dalby
Thornton Le Dale
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A thousand cyclists take to the trails at the Dalby Forest open day

Dalby Bike Barn's open day on 13 October showcased a range of CTC taster courses and activites at our community hub in Dalby Forest. CTC teamed up with PACE and the Forestry Commission to offer visitors an inspiring day of both MTB and road cycling.
Cyclists in Dalby Forest

Around 1000 visitors flocked to the Dalby Open Day.  Many families came to experience a great day of cycling on traffic-free routes; others had come to ride the trails for Dalby 13 a demo day where visitors could try out new 2013 style bikes and kit.

Visitors were allowed to test -ride the RC325.5 EXC mountain bike and try out the  ‘Dalby-proof’ brake pads. Qualified cycle technicians were on hand to give advice and fix and service bikes.

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New MTB trails at Beecraigs Country Park

Beecraigs is a small country park with big potential. Mountain bikers have been using the park for many years, so it was inevitable that a time would come when some upgrades and maintenance to the existing network of trails would be required - so they called in CTC's Ian Warby.
Beecraigs Volunteers

Located in Scotland’s central belt between Edinburgh and Glasgow,  Beecraigs is a small country park with big potential. The park has recently been awarded some funding from the Criminal Justice Service, this money will help improve the facilities and offer an enhanced experience for all park visitors.

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Anna tackles the Three Peaks Cyclocross race in Yorkshire

It's the largest mass-start cycling race in England, and probably one of the toughest too. This year it celebrated 50 years of existence and our local development officer, Anna Cipullo, went out to see what it was all about.
Anna Cipullo tackles Simon Fell

Sunday 30th September saw a shell of a cyclist drag herself passed the muddy finish line of The Three Peaks Cyclocross race. Although, I’m not quite sure you could call it a race. More of a survival test with a whole lot of mental torture. And I wouldn’t quite say it was it was a cyclocross event either, more of a hiking expedition with some road riding and the odd bog diving opportunity. So perhaps and off-road triathlon would be fitting. Anyway, it happened, and boy am I glad it’s over.

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Get discounted tickets for Cycle Show 2012

CTC will once again be at the Cycle Show this year. CTC members can get a discounted tickets and the first 25 CTC members to visit our stand (A11) each day will receive a CTC goody bag.
Cycle show 2012 logo

The 2012 Cycle Show highlights include an E-Bike village, kids test track and the all inclusive cycling hub. The show is open to the public Friday to Sunday 9:30 to 5:00, located at the NEC, Birmingham B40 1NT. Secure bike parking is available.

Demo tracks are a big feature this year with Road, Off Road and Kids options.

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