GHS (or George Herbert Stancer) was a highly respected figure in cycling after the war up until his death in the mid sixties, and at one time editor of Cycling, which is now Cycling Weekly. He was born in Pocklington and rides are organised throughout Yorkshire to commemorate him and all of these rides, at some time or other, pass through this village.
Today, CTC is celebrating the ministerial announcement of the national cycling charity’s government-funded Big Bike Revival. The project will help people to fix their bikes and bring cycling back into the day to day lives of tens of thousands of people.
Ahead of a targeted two-week long festival of events (23 May – 7 June), CTC aims to shine a light on the fantastic work of bike recycle centres across the country, calling on all centres to join this growing national network. The Big Bike Revival will catalyse 50,000 people into making the shift from car to bike.
CTC, the national 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.
We provide expert, practical help and advice.
We support individuals and communities.
We protect cyclists’ interests.
We campaign to make cycling mainstream and to remove the things that stop people cycling.
We help people develop the confidence and skills to cycle.
We promote the benefits of cycling to individuals, to society and to the economy.
CTC members and friends celebrated East Yorkshire CTC's 90th Dinner Prize Presentation recently. Group Treasurer Sheila Sampson describes the event.
An enjoyable evening was had by the members of East Yorkshire CTC who attended the Annual Dinner at the Village Hotel, Priory Park, Hessle. Our guest speaker on this special occasion was Jim Sampson, who entertained us with many stories of his cycling exploits; everyone present appreciated his marvellous sense of humour.
As part of the Girls Go Better By Cycle programme, CTC and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) are running a Girls Go Better workshop. CTC's Jayne Rodgers explains more.
To celebrate and mark International Women's Day on Sunday 8 March, in Greater Manchester I've been busy working on an exciting project with TfGM called Girls Go Better By Cycle, a programme of activities and events throughout March that will give Mancunian ladies all the information they will need to get out on their bikes and enjoy the early spring sunshine.
The last in the Cycle Chilterns series of winter Brewery Rides. Same format as usual; turn up at the brewery between 10am and 11am and grab a 'Beer Token'. Head out on your bike for a bit and do your own thing or follow our suggested route map and on your return you can exchange your 'Beer Token' for 'Actual Beer'. What's not to love?
Rides are open to everyone. Absolutely everyone. (Except under 18s for obvious reasons.)
Now in its sixth year, CTC Cornwall’s Equinox for ShelterBox spring event offers a choice of three road routes and two mainly off-road routes. The road routes start as usual from Devoran Village Hall. The start for the off-road routes and the mid-ride refreshment point for the road routes returns this year to Elm Farm, near Portreath.