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Women in Reading cycle for Syria

Smoothies were a key ingredient for a group of women in Reading who joined together for a worthy cause: to cycle the distance from Damascus to Palestine in a single Sunday afternoon to raise money for the British Red Cross.
Women cycling in Palmer Park, Reading

As Ramadan was approaching, I was anticipating a month in which very little interest in outdoor activities would come from some of the BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) groups I was looking to engage in cycling. What I failed to remember was that Ramadan is also a month in which charity takes a higher priority. The solution was simple: a cycling event to raise money and for women only.

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Papworth Trust OWL Bikes, Cambs

Name of project / organisation

Papworth Trust OWL Bikes

Type of organisation

Charity

Address / directions

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If you go down to the woods today...you may make the front page!

CTC’s recent cycle ride in High Woods Country Park has appeared on the front page of the widely-read Elite community magazine in Colchester.
Sunny cycling in High Woods Country Park

Circulated to over 10,000 residents, the photo showed a large group of people enjoying a led cycle ride in the tranquil autumn setting of High Woods Country Park. The event was part of the Park’s Big 25 Birthday Bash and attracted over three thousand visitors.

The park lends itself to easy cycling for residents and we got a joyful response from the people who took part, many of whom hadn’t been on a bike for years. The vast majority are planning on coming on more cycle rides with CTC. 

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Emmaus Bristol

Name of project / organisation

Emmaus Bristol

Type of organisation

Charity

Address / directions

Shaftesbury House, Kingsland Rd, St Phillips, Bristol, BS2 0QW

The Bristol Bike Project

Name of project / organisation

The Bristol Bike Project

Type of organisation

CIC

Address / directions

Hamilton House (Entrance on City Road), 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS2 3QY

cycle:recycle, Hebden Bridge

Name of project / organisation

cycle:recycle
A project of the Alternative Technology Centre (ATC)

Type of organisation

Company Limited by guarantee (not for profit as all monies from the project are redirected back into the project)

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Bike maintenance classes in Colchester in November

Do you want to know how to fix a puncture and make minor adjustments to your bike? Doing it yourself can save you both time and money and needn't be difficult. Learn how in a friendly session with other novices.
A bike mechanic fixes a bicycle

The sessions will run every Wednesday evening from 7pm to 9pm at Greenstead Community Centre on Hawthorn Avenue in Colchester on these dates:

  7 November
14 November
21 November
28 November - NB this session is for women only.

Coordinator Richard Monk said:

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Charlotte's Tandems

Name

Charlotte's Tandems

Type of organisation

Registered Charity

Location

Plymouth (private address, available on application)

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Keeping busy in Colchester

After a busy summer, things have remained hectic into the autumn. CTC Cycling Development Officer Richard Monk tells us what he's been up to.
Riders on a suburban street in Greenstead

We ran a very successful ride leader training day at Greenstead Community Centre. We put the trainees through their paces and had the obligatory bike checks.

We’ve also kept a busy schedule of cycle rides and learn to ride sessions.

On top of this, we held a joint cycle ride with Colchester MIND, which had a good turnout,  including a lot of new faces.

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First 'graduate' from CTC Adult Cycle Training Scheme in Plymouth

This week, Elaine Norman, the first participant in CTC's Adult Cycle Training Scheme, run in partnership with Plymouth City Council, completed her Level 1 National Cycle Training Standards Course and is keen to get out and about by bicycle in Plymouth.
Elaine completes here CTC cycle training

The Adult Cycle Scheme, part of Plymouth City Council's 'Plymotion' initiative, to promote healthy, sustainable travel choices, offers free cycle training, a bike safety check and guided rides to encourage people to switch to bicycles for urban journeys, such as commuting to work or popping down to the shops.

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  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
  • Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541

 

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