CTC affiliated project, Sheffield Cycling 4 All, has won Cycle Sheffield's 'Grassroots Cycling Initiative the Year' award. This is great news for the project, and is a just reward for the hard work of the new steering group formed back in April 2014.
The all-ability cycling project in Sheffield, originally part of the Cycle Champions Programme, was set up and delivered by Steve Marsden in 2010. The project offered people with disabilities the opportunity to ride a wide array of adapted bikes in the safe surroundings of the city's Hillsborough Park.
This is an easy social ride, people simply meet, ride, enjoy, chat, learn and become more confident - this ride will finish at Tandem Coffee House for those who fancy a chat, drink and a cake in lovely surroundings with great company
Jasuben had been wanting to join her husband on family rides for many years but had never had the opportunity to learn to cycle until she heard of some adult cycle sessions run through CTC's Cycle Champions project in Leicester. Now, she's not only cycling but she's gained lots of confidence too.
Jasuben heard about the cycle training course via Sanskar Radio and her immediate thought was to have a go. She said: "I’ve been wanting to cycle for years and never got around to it; never had this kind of facility before. My husband always pushed me to ride because whenever we go on holiday we can’t hire bikes".
‘I’ve gained a lot of confidence and am over the world’ Jasuben, learner cyclist in Leicester
Friendly cycle rides every month just for women. Routes vary in distance to suit all ages and abilities. Our volunteer leaders will set a pace so that no-one is left behind. We always include a cafe stop and aim to get you back for lunchtime. More info and photos www.wirralbicyclebelles.blogspot.com or find us on Facebook
How do you get new people to join your cycling club? Want to say thank you to the volunteers who help keep your cycling club on track? Why not give them an award?
At this time of year, hundreds of CTC groups and over 600 hundred affiliated clubs are holding Christmas parties and award ceremonies. The awards are the chance to highlight the amazing work CTC members do to encourage cycling and support cyclists in their local areas.
As 2014 comes to an end, CTC’s Road Justice campaign and the Cyclists’ Defence Fund (CDF) continue the ongoing fight to achieve justice for all road users.
At 9.30am yesterday (Wednesday 17 December) Kristian Gregory turned up at Bromley Crown Court, London to plead "not guilty” to an alleged offence for which he had been issued with a £50 Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) in July 2014. He will now face a court appearance on 05 February 2015. His defence is being supported by the Cyclists' Defence Fund (CDF).