CTC in England

Stonepillow Restore, Chichester

Name of project / organisation

Stonepillow Restore, Bike Shed

Type of organisation

Charity

Address / directions

Unit 3, Plot 27, Terminus Road

Chichester, West Sussex PO19 8UE

The Bike Rescue Project, York

Name of project / organisation

The Bike Rescue Project

Type of organisation

CIC

Not About the Bike, Norwich

Name of project / organisation

Not About the Bike

Type of organisation

Social Enterprise community project

Address / directions

Unit 9, Henderson Business Park, Ivy Road, Norwich NR5 8BF

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Summer Bikeability Training in the Chilterns

Get your child road-savvy on their bikes this summer. Free Bikeability training is being made available for children in the Chilterns.
Children's Bikeability training in the Chilterns

The week long course is being offered by Cycle Chilterns, a project encouraging everyone to cycle more in the area. It is a great opportunity for your child to take part especially if they have missed out on Bikeability in the past.

Never too late to get back to cycling

Lawrie aged 75 gets back on a bike after 40 years, joining a health ride at Moors Valley Country Park in Dorset.
Lawrie with fellow riders

Three years ago Laurie Shields had been retired for a number of years: "I was coasting along in a comfortable if unexciting and not very demanding rut towards the inevitable," says Laurie, "I had no significant medical problems."

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Families with special needs children cycle together at Avon Tyrrell

Having bikes suitable for children with special needs means the whole family can ride together.
Inclusive cycling at Avon Tyrrell

At Avon Tyrrell, The UK Youth Outdoor Activity Centre in the New Forest, the staff have been working with Hampshire County Council to provide events as part of their short breaks programme. These events allow families with children with additional needs and their siblings to have a break and take part in a variety of outdoor activities.

As part of these short breaks, families are able to use some of the Centre's adapted, all-inclusive bikes and off-road wheelchairs, both on the cycle tracks and off-site.

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Cycling road crash victims and campaigners visit over 30 Police and Crime Commissioners to call for 'Road Justice'

Today, (July 11th ) campaigners and victims of cycling road crashes are meeting with Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales to hand in CTC, the national cycling charity’s Road Justice report.
West Midlands PCC Bob Jones meets CTC Campaigner Paul Middleton

 

CTC launched the Road Justice campaign, which is sponsored by Slater & Gordon Lawyers, to urge the police, prosecutors and courts to put policies and practices in place which demonstrate that bad driving is taken seriously and actively discouraged. This document examines the role of roads policing in keeping cyclists safe and ensuring irresponsible drivers are brought to justice.

Every police force, serious collision investigation unit and road safety partnership has also been sent the report.

Contact Information: 

CTC Press Office
Email: publicity@ctc.org.uk
Telephone: 0844-736-8453

Notes to Editors: 

Notes to editors

Renowned Barrister and cyclist Martin Porter QC has written the forword to the booklet and will present the document to the APCC and APOC in London as a CTC Ambassador .

The 29% decline in roads police numbers is documented at http://www.ctc.org.uk/traffic-police-numbers-fall-29-in-10-years

The full report can be downloaded from the Road Justice website – www.roadjustice.org.uk
CTC is the UK’s largest cycling charity with 69,000 members. Established in 1878 CTC is also the oldest cycling membership body in the UK and continues to inspire and help people to cycle and keep cycling, whatever kind of cycling they do or would like to do. Over a century’s experience tells us that cycling is more than useful transport; it makes you feel good, gives you a sense of freedom and creates a better environment for everyone. Visit www.ctc.org.uk
          Senior Media and Communications Officer Laura Raymond 0844 736 8453 or 07960 349405
          Laura.raymond@ctc.org.uk
 

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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Chilterns Cycle Rides For All

Come along and enjoy free led rides in the Chilterns this summer!
Chiltern cyclists

Cycle Chilterns have organised a series of led rides this summer open to all. In particular, they are great for families, people getting back into cycling or those who just prefer to ride in a group.

Led by qualified and experienced ride leaders, the rides will follow many of the local quiet country lanes, catering to the needs of the group, so no-one is left behind. The group usually stops for a relaxed coffee and there's always time to chat while cycling. The emphasis is on fun and enjoyment!

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