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Lancashire Youth Challenge wins Sport England Project of the Year

The Lancaster Youth Challenge(LYC), a sports and arts programme delivered by The Dukes, Marsh Community Centre, Fylde YMCA and the national cycle charity CTC, received the Sportivate (Sport England) Project of the Year Award at a ceremony in the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday.
Lancaster Youth Challenge

Lancaster Youth Challenge is an annual sports and creativity challenge for young people who live in the Lancaster district. It is a CTC partnership project.

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Sheffield's FridayNightRide wins an award

CTC-affiliated campaign group CycleSheffield has been organising a Friday Night Ride once a month for the last six years, since Bike Week in 2008. The unique rides explore the city and the surrounding countryside, with a different theme every time.
FridayNightRide receive their award

Last Friday 17 October,  Sheffield Civic Trust gave the inaugural Keith Hayman Award to FridayNightRide in recognition if its being: "A Sheffield-based initiative that has made an outstanding contribution to the cycling experience in Sheffield".

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Presentations from North West Campaigns Training Day in Manchester

Thanks to Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign and Love Your Bike MCR for their contributions to our Space for Cycling and Road Justice training day on Saturday 18th October.
North West Campaigns Training Day

The day was attended by campaigners from Liverpool, Macclesfield, Huddersfield, Glossop, Crewe, Sandbach, Middlewich, Bolton, Altrincham, Stockport, Salford as well Manchester.  Thanks in particlular to Pete Abel from Love Your Bike for his excellent presentation on 'Effective Campaigning'.  Many thanks also to the Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign for effectively publicising the day.

Birmingham Sikhhelpline Charity Bike Ride

This ride is open to everyone one to join but they must register via our website www.sikhhelpline.com. Maximum of 50 riders.

Sophia's story - a family who cycles together

Sophia's parents had always struggled to find activities that they could do together as a family. However, they discovered the 'You Can Bike Too' project, Sophia learnt to cycle and her family can now spend time together, exercising and having fun.
Sophia with her sister and dad riding one of the adapted cycles

Meet 11-year-old Sophia, who has a learning and physical disability. She lives with her parents Sonam and Anna-Lisa, her three-year-old sister and nine-month-old brother in Cambridge. Sonam and Anna-Lisa had struggled to find activities that they could do as a family that were suitable for Sophia and her toddler sister.

“It’s really important to have days out as a family, to be able to relax together and bond. I found it difficult to find any local activities for all the children to keep them happy at the same time.”

Olivia's story - cycling without limbs

When Olivia was two-years-old, she contracted Meningitis and had her lower legs and left arm amputated. She struggled to keep up with her friends who could cycle, but through the help of the inclusive cycling centre, Watchtree Wheelers, she's now riding her own bike.
Olivia cycling on her bike

Olivia first visited the Watchtree Wheelers with her mum in September 2012. They were looking to buy a trike so that she could go out cycling with her friends. On the first day, she tried a number of different adapted cycles, including trikes and four wheelers. Olivia was able to control the trike with just one hand and she was soon zooming around the car park grinning from ear to ear. Pedalling with her prosthetic legs wasn’t a problem so could she pedal a standard two-wheeled bike?

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The New Forest Gridiron comes of age

Last year, CTC Wessex's Gridiron in the New Forest in Dorset celebrated its 21st birthday, and this year's event took place on Sunday 12 October. The 100km route used mainly minor forest roads and took in many of the area's cattle grids, hence the name.
Gridiron rider

The New Forest ‘Commoners’ have the right to graze their animals in the forest and let them roam free. The cattle grids are there to keep them in the forest but not off the roads. If cattle, ponies, donkeys or pigs decide to cross the road, they will! 

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