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CTC Podcast: What did cyclists do in World War 1?

CTC members played a vital role in the battlefields of France as part of a cycling battalion. CTC's special free podcast looks at the contribution made by them and other cyclists during the Great War. Several annual CTC events take place to remember them and other fallen cyclists.
Castle Combe in 1945

Speaking to Jim Fitzpatrick, the author of ‘The Bicycle in Wartime’, this half-hour long podcast takes a look at the contributions made by cyclists in the Great War. It also delves into the articles and letters of the CTC Gazette during that time. 

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South West cycling advocates' network-building workshop

15 March 2014
Are you campaigning for cycling in the South West and want to find out how to translate your ideas into reality? If so, join us at our cycling advocates' network-building workshop in Plymouth on 15 March.
A map of South West England

Plymouth Council are the hosts for a day of cycling workshops at the Guildhall, Plymouth on 15 March.

The first of its kind, this event is set to examine cycling provision across the South West and will look at how cycle campaign networks can grow to support and influence local authorities for everyone's benefit.

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Xcalibre off-road - EVENT POSTPONED until 2015

CTC is pleased to announce our partnership with Xcalibre, Britain’s first ever televised off-road tour, which runs 16-23 August 2014 across seven stages and three venues. Unfortunately this event has been POSTPONED until 2015 - keep an eye on the the Xcalibre website for more details.
An off-road rider on a descent

The Xcalibre 500 two-person team event tests riders across a range of terrain and all MTB disciplines – cross-country, Enduro and marathon, with teams winning points along the way as much for one’s own satisfaction as for one of the race leaders jerseys for women’s teams, mixed teams, the over 80s (combined age that is!) and, of course, the yellow jerseys of the overall leaders. ITV4 will be catching the action on every stage.

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Coventry junction scheme made safer by local campaigners

Despite the Department for Transport cycling policy, many councils do not prioritise walkers and cyclists in new road schemes. CTC representative George Riches pressed Coventry Council re-think the proposed Whitley Bridge Scheme making it signifigantly safer.
Satellite image superimposed with plan

On 6 February, the Coventry Council planning committee was expected to take a decision on a proposal to increase the traffic handling capacity of the access to the Jaguar Business Park at Whitley.

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Public Inquiry Threatens Completion of 100 mile Coast-to-Coast Cycle Trail

Vocal opposition from a small number of local protesters threatens to derail plans to complete the National Cycle Network Route 27 Coast-to-Coast trail between Plymouth and Ilfracombe.
Plym Valley Cycle Trail

Known as the Devon Coast-to-Coast route, 78 of the 103 miles follow off-road traffic-free trails, mainly using well-surfaced track beds of former railways.

These trails take you gently from sea-level to the elevated plateau of mid Devon and the western fringes of Dartmoor, avoiding most of the sharp gradients (and traffic) of Devon’s road network. The Clearbrook Ramp (pictured below) is the exception.

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CTC congratulates its volunteers as Prudential RideLondon wins a national award

Hundreds of CTC members who volunteered to marshal and staff the largest 'Dr Bike' service EVER over the Prudential RideLondon weekend in August, deserve an extra pat on the back after the event won national recognition.
CTC's stall, Prudential RideLondon 2013

Prudential  RideLondon proudly pedalled away from the UK Events Awards with two major wins: the Sports Event of the Year category and the Large Event of the Year category.

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Inaugural CTC Dalby event ‘The Housedale Hustle’ proves popular.

Having run a wealth of MTB related courses from the CTC Centre of Excellence, the Dalby Bike Barn team were pleased with the response to their first road event in the picturesque Yorkshire forest.
Junior rider tackles the Housedale hill climb photo courtesy of www.cattopham.co

Over 40 riders aged from eight to 58 took part in the Housedale hill climb event last weekend 16 November 2013. On the day, the weather was clear and cool with thankfully no need for waterproofs or de-icer, so it helped things run really well. Riders were set off in two-minute intervals, which is a bit different to the usual 1 minute gap. The organisers  thought for the first timers, it would be nice not to get caught on the way up!

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CTC takes key role in 'Cycle Yorkshire' legacy launch

Pupils at a Wakefield school have met Yorkshire pro cycling brothers Dean and Russell Downing as part of the launch of 'Cycle Yorkshire'. The organisation has been set up to make the most of welcoming the Tour de France Grand Départ to the county next year.
Dean and Russell Downing

CTC is working with  'Welcome to Yorkshire' and York City Council on 'Cycle Yorkshire', an initiative to ensure that there is a 10-year legacy with a continued growth in cycling long after the banners have been taken down from the Tour de France route.

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Great day for a pump track ride

On a sunny weekend at the end of September, the inaugural Yorkshire Bicycle Show was held in Leeds. CTC was one of the main sponsors and staff and volunteers from West Yorkshire and National Office turned out with the ever popular Shoretrax Pump track. See just how much fun was had by all!
Shoretrax Fun

Knowing the organisers first-hand from previous CTC Cycle Champs events was a real bonus. It meant that we had pride of place outside the Town Hall with our Shoretrax pump track and fleet of bikes on loan from Calderdale Council Cycling team. We also had plenty of stand space inside the extremely grand venue where we promoted our Road Justice Campaign and signed people up for CTC membership.

As the track took shape, excitement gathered and a busy day was enjoyed by young cyclists.

CTC Mountain Bike Park Network

Josh Lowe on Aston Hills 4X
CTC Bike Parks are an exciting cluster of four sites set in glorious landscapes across South-East England. Managed by local volunteer clubs in partnership with CTC, the Bike Parks feature challenging downhill runs, dirt jumps, freeride trails and much more.

All of these sites rely on the enthusiasm, passion and hard work of the Club Committees and volunteers. Your day passes and/or annual membership fees cover the cost of managing and developing these sites, safeguarding the opportunities for mountain biking for now and into the future.

They are all keen to hear from anyone looking to get involved and support their local trails, so feel free to get in touch and keep an eye on the sites' websites, Facebook pages and Twitter accounts to find out how you can get involved.

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