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Xmas Lull

Chance to shed some of those Christmas Calories and possibly put a few back on again. Nice easy paced ride around some of Wigan's Greenheart areas, nothing too taxing in mind but there are a couple of climbs to negotiate, nothing extreme though you'll be glad to hear. From Trencherfield heading up by whatever route to the Balcarres Arms in Haigh, bit of on-road across to Borsdane Woods, then it's Hindley, Amberswood, Low Hall, Crankwood, Plank Lane, Dover Lock for a pint or two, possibly lunch as well before heading back to Trencherfield.

Mawdesley Meander

A relaxed easy paced ride around Lancashire's Western Parishes. Starting out from Parbold along the canal towpath, before joining a variety of quiet and even quieter roads for the journey to Rufford, Croston, Mawdesley and back to Parbold. Loads of Tea Shops and Pubs to choose from for mid-ride refreshments etc. The route is relatively flat with just a few gentle inclines, they all add up though and we do benefit from a nice downhill section right at the end back towards Parbold.

Winter Warmer

High Birks on Great Northern Railway Trail

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English Core Cities appetite for cycling ranked

Newcastle, Manchester and Nottingham have highest levels of support for cycling
Pedalling through Manchester

With the Government offering the possibility of funding for local authorities that can demonstrate commitment to cycling, CTC and local campaign groups have today (Tuesday 18 November) launched a league table ranking English Core Cities’ support for cycling, based on the number of councillors backing the Space for Cycling campaign outside London. The Core Cities represent the councils of England’s eight largest non-London city economies.

Contact Information: 

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

Notes to Editors: 
  1. CTC, the UK’s largest cycling charity, inspires and helps 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. www.ctc.org.uk
  2. The Space for Cycling campaign was originally created by the London Cycling Campaign (LCC). LCC's campaign in London was focussed on lobbying candidates in 2014’s London borough elections, and had 867 candidates signed up to ward-specific asks (47%). CTC took LCC’s London-born campaign nationwide, working together with the Cyclenation federation of local campaign groups, and backed with generous funding from the cycle industry's 'Bike Hub' levy, run by the Bicycle Association. So far, support for the national campaign has resulted in over 600 non-London councillors signing up to the Space for Cycling themes. The campaign incorporates six main themes which are explained here: www.ctc.org.uk/article/campaigns-guide/what-do-we-mean-space-for-cycling 
  3. Core Cities are a united local authority voice to promote the role of our cities in driving economic growth. They represent the councils of England’s eight largest city economies outside London. For further information see: www.corecities.com/
  4. New evidence commissioned by CTC values the potential health benefits of cycling at £6bn per year by 2025 if UK cycling increased to 10% of all journeys and up to £25bn per year by 2050 if cycling reach Dutch levels of 25%.
  5. The Get Britain Cycling report called for cycling to be increased from less than 2% of trips at present to 10% of trips (a bit below German levels of cycle use) by 2025, and to 25% of trips (just below Dutch levels) by 2050. It also called for spending of at least £10 per person annually on cycling – rising to £20 as cycle use increases – in order to maximise its health, economic, environmental and other benefits. It took evidence from experts on cycling and sustainable travel, health and road safety, as well as representatives of motoring and freight industries, and Government ministers.  The report was authored by Professor Phil Goodwin, a leading transport researcher at University College London and the University of the West of England.  The inquiry was sponsored by News International, publishers of the Times newspaper, as part of its ‘Cities fit for Cycling’ campaign. Further information can be found at: https://www.ctc.org.uk/campaign/get-britain-cycling

Guild Wheel Revisited

Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)

WBCCC are hosting a leisurely ride around the iconic Preston Guild Wheel, always a favourite with our club members this one. Route is a 21 mile circular around the outskirts of Preston utilising a variety of surfaces, dedicated cycle paths, canal towpath, shared pavements. quiet roads and some gravel track. Plenty of scenery along the banks of the River Ribble and the Brockholes Nature Reserve. Ride is open to anyone over the age of 16 but we do insist you wear a helmet. 

This Ride or Event is cancelled

Cyclists' Carol Service

Pre-service refreshments 11.30am, service at 1.00pm

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Wheels for All - Get Cycling in Sefton celebrates

Wheels for All - Get Cycling in Sefton at the Litherland centre has been running for 10 years, so CTC's Inclusive Cycling Officer Jayne Rodgers went along to their party to meet some of the people who have been helped to cycle.
The Lord Mayor of Sefton

As CTC's Inclusive Cycling Champion for the North West, I went to the party and met lots of the regulars and I also met members of local groups and individuals from all over Sefton who came to try out the bikes and find out more about the centre.  

The Lord Mayor opened the event, cut the cake and saw how wonderful and truly inclusive the centre is. 


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CTC-Cyclenation Annual Conference 2014

£25 adults or £12.50 for students.Enter discount code 'stucnc' at the checkout.Valid student card required.

Hosted by the London Cycling Campaign

Sponsored by Lambeth Council, London
This year’s joint annual Cyclenation-CTC conference will be hosted by the London Cycling Campaign. The event is kindly being sponsored by Lambeth Council and will take place at Lambeth Town Hall on on Saturday 22nd November, 9:30-18:00.

The 2014 conference will provide unique insights into the political dynamics of cycling at local and national level.

South West CTC Campaigns Training Day - Bristol


Join us for a day of workshops on the Space for Cycling and Road Justice campaigns.

Pedal in Preston Park

Cycle track event raising money for charity.

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