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Lancashire Youth Challenge

A number of organisations working with young people in Lancaster came together with CTC to offer a life-changing cycling experience to a group of young people from deprived areas of the city.
Lancashire Youth Challenge
 
Last winter, a programme of cycling activity took place through the colder months, including gym sessions, a mountain biking trip and advice sessions on fitness and nutrition. When the weather improved in spring, the programme switched to cycle training in the local area with a progressive set of rides in the Trough of Bowland, North Lancashire and South Cumbria.
 
The target for the group was a multi-day ride to Edinburgh in June 2013, made on a fleet of brand new road bikes purchased for the occasion.
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A pleasant surprise on the north-east Chilterns Cycleway

Having spent much of the summer riding sections of the Chilterns Cycleway in the central Chilterns, it was time to venture further afield to see what the rest of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire had to offer.
Sundon Hills Country Park

The area covered by the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is actually split into two distinct sections by the M1 corridor and Luton - apparently these aren't considered to be beautiful bits of countryside. So I spend most of my time riding in the main block of the Chilterns through Buckinghamshire and west Hertfordshire.

CBC - 22 November 2013

CTC's CE Gordon Seabright speaks to CBC presenters of 'As It Happens'

On Friday 22nd November Gordon was invited to speak to the Canadian audience of CBC listen to the discussion here 

 

  

Voice of Russia - 15 November 2013

CTC Right to Ride Rep for London Philip Benstead is interviewed for the 'Voice of Russia's feature on the tragic spate of London cyclists' deaths.

Feature courtesy of Voice of Russia

 

 

Brighton Breezy Randonnee 100km and 70km

Type: 
Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)
Cost: 
Please see group website for more details
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We will remember them...

Not only on Remembrance Sunday but also in May 2014, CTC will remember the thousands of cyclists who gave their lives in WW1 and in conflicts since.
May 1921 cyclists gather to unveil the War Memorial at Meriden

As we remember all those who lost their lives in war this weekend, CTC will specifically honour the Cyclists' Battalions and other fallen cyclists at the annual memorial at Meriden in May with a special service at the Cyclists' War Memorial.

Cycle Chilterns MTB Rides

At Bridgman Cycles we believe that it's all about getting on the bike and having a blast, So every Saturday at 9.30am we encourage all you mountain bikers to meet us at the shop and get out for a guided ride, exploring local trails.

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CTC's 'Bard on a Bike' helps get Rochdale cycling.

With the 40km Connect2 network well established around Rochdale, CTC’s local Cycling Development Officer Seamus Kelly decided to use poetry to revive interest in cycling along the routes.
The Larks poem by CTC Development Officer and poet Seamus Kelly

Seamus, a writer and poet in his spare time, came up with the initial concept  to display some poetry along the pathways and shared the idea with colleagues in the council and local arts groups. The Library Service, through the Maskew Bequest offered funding for the project and along with match funding from Cartwheel Arts, the idea of displaying poems on the routes became a realistic possibility.

How to change someone's life - cycle training Oxford undergraduates

After local MP Nicola Blackwood questioned the lack of cycle training for new students at Oxford during the 'Get Britain Cycling' debate last August, CTC stepped in to offer a day of free sessions for freshers.
Student and cycle instructor

Recruiting people for cycle training is harder than you might imagine. Which is strange when you consider that there can’t be many other human activities that people do without training: swimming, riding a horse, driving a car – would you attempt any of these without being shown how to by an expert first? Often the ones that could do with cycle training the most don’t  take it, even if it’s offered for free. The exceptions are usually women who are nervous riders but realise that a bit of instruction can help build confidence.

Cotswold Weekend

Type: 
Rally/Festival
Cost: 
Please see group website for more details

Rides of varying distances. Meet Friday evening, ends Sunday after lunch.

The Cotswold Weekend Resurfaces – 4-6 April 2014.

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