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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

Malvern Cycles

Name of project / organisation

Malvern Cycles CIC

Type of organisation

CIC

Address / directions

Ivy Cycle Works, 271 Worcester Road, Malvern, WR14 1AA

Headset, Portland

Name of project / organisation

Headset

Type of organisation

Non profit making association

Address / directions

The Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy, Weston Road, Portland, Dorset DT52RS

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Teaching people to cycle

About once a month, CTC's cycling development officer in Leicester Elizabeth Barner sees someone out on a bike who she taught to ride.
Teenage girls cycling in Leicester

Teaching people to cycle is what I do, well to you tell the truth, now I mostly organise for someone from CTC's network of cycle instructors to do the actual teaching on the ground.

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Cycling back to health after a stroke

After suffering from a stroke, Ken Robinson has rekindled his passion for cycling and with some help and support from CTC's Cycling Development Officer in Sheffield Steve Marsden he's pedalling once more.
Ken Robinson on his low rider

Just before Christmas 2011 Ken Robinson from Rotherham had a stroke. It completely changed his life and the lives of others around him. He had cycled most of his life and he felt that he would never be able to ride again.

The Stroke Unit at the hospital recommended CTC's All-Ability Cycling Project at Hillsborough Park in Sheffield. Ken then contacted CTC's Cycling Development Officer in Sheffield Steve Marsden and realised with some help and support he could cycle again.

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