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Building a better future for university students

The Building a Better Future for Young People initiative gives two University of Reading students experience of promoting cycling. Megan Hardeman explains how working with CTC is helping to improve her CV.

It's not often that an opportunity comes knocking that allows you to use a variety of skills and interests to lend a hand to a great cause - whilst also boosting your CV.  When such an opportunity came up I jumped at it.

As Communications Officer for Cycling Development in Reading, I'm responsible for documenting and advertising events that the charity puts on throughout our community by using my journalism and marketing skills.

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Shopping by bike in Oz

Australia is not known for being a hotbed of utility cycling, but Mike Rubbo, a filmmaker based in Sydney, is trying to change the way Australians shop and CTC's Gavin Wood approves.
A fully loaded cargo bike

As part of my work for CTC's Cycle Logistics project, I have just written to the larger multiple retailers (supermarkets to me and you), offering them the chance to play a part in helping to encourage more people to shop by bike.

We aim to help more people to use bikes as part of their everyday routine and to enable supermarkets and shops to provide cyclists with more welcoming facilities.

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A newbie to CTC

Dan Callow from Sheffield has gone from occasionally going for a spin on his road bike to becoming a regular cyclist.
Dan Callow

I have always had a road bike and enjoyed the occasional foray into the surrounding Peak District but recently I have become much more of a regular cyclist. This has got me thinking, why has this happened?

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Cargo bike sharing scheme in Hereford

With the help of CTC, Hereford Pedicabs and Pedicargo are launching an innovative community cargo bike share scheme in the St James area of Hereford. If successful, this type of scheme could be rolled out in other towns and cities.
Cargo Bike Sharing Scheme, Hereford Pedicabs & Pedicargo

The community cargo bike sharing scheme is the brainchild of Will Vaughan and his business partner Ben Matthews of Hereford Pedicabs and Pedicargo. CTC, as part of its work within the EU Cycle Logistics project, has part funded the scheme which will provide a cargo carrying bike for residents in the St James Area of Hereford.

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Getting parents cycling too

Leroy Luke from Leicester wanted more people to enjoy cycling, so when the CTC Cycling Champions project was able to offer cycling sessions to parents he jumped at the chance to be a part of it.
Leroy Luke and parents learning to cycle

Leroy Luke had all the skills to repair bikes and had been a Bikeability Instructor, but he hadn’t taught in a while. When the Cycling Champions project provided cycling sessions for parents at his children’s school - Barley Croft School in Leicester - he helped recruit potential new cyclists and became a big part of encouraging more people to become confident cyclists. 

Free cycle training in West Yorkshire!

David Hall from West Yorkshire has benefited from free adult cycle training and now he is such a confident cyclist he's getting ready to ride the 'Way of the Roses'.
Way of the Roses sign

CTC's Cycling Development Officer for West Yorkshire Ginny Leonard was contacted by David Hall in the summer of 2012, he had never had the opportunity to learn to ride a bike. Being over the age of 40 David told Ginny he lacked confidence in his ability to ride a bike and after he had taken a tumble,  he thought he never would ride a bike. However, with support from CTC David decided to give cycling one more go.

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Hillsborough Park All-ability Cycling

Disability Cycling in Sheffield is going from strength to strength. The project has been running for 3 years and we have a wide range of bikes for a range of abilities.
Hillsborough Park Sheffield All Ability Cycling

The All-ability Cycling Project in Hillsborough Park Sheffield  has been running for over 3 years and now has more bikes than ever before.

It is organised  by CTC Cycling Development Officer Steve Marsden. According to Steve, there is now a wide range of bikes to try out - from a hand cranked side by side cycles, to low rider trikes. There are bikes, trikes and cycles for all ages and all-abilities.

Network Wheels, Lancaster

Name

Network Wheels, Lancaster

Type of organisation

Local Authority - Lancaster City Council

Location

Salt Ayre Sports Centre, Doris Henderson Way, Salt Ayre Lane, Lancaster LA1 5JS

UClan Sports Arena

Name

UClan Sports Arena

Type of organisation

University

Location

Tom Benson Way, Preston PR2 1SG

Open to groups and/or individuals

2nd Chance, Nuneaton

Name of project / organisation

2nd Chance Furniture Re-Use

Type of organisation

Charity

Address / directions

1a Weddington Terrace, Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV10 0AG

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