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David's story - life after a stroke

David was a keen cyclist until a stroke significantly reduced his mobility and took his speech. After hearing about the All Ability Cycling project, David decided to give it ago, and he never looked back.
David on his trike with his grandchildren

David Watts was passionate about cycling, and would cycle long distances often covering up to several thousand miles a year. Then, in January 2013, he suffered a stroke, which severely impaired his physical mobility and he had to stop.

David’s physiotherapist casually mentioned the All Ability Cycling Project, after hearing that he used to cycle. They had seen positive progress on the scheme with some of their other stroke patients, and felt that it might help boost David’s self esteem.

Laura's story - cycling for recuperation

Laura was a PE teacher, but a brain tumour triggered a stroke, leaving her paralysed down one side. Find out how an inclusive cycling centre helped her.
Laura and her mum on the side by side tandem
Laura was a PE teacher and loved all kinds of sports. Twelve years ago an operation to remove a brain tumour triggered a stroke, leaving her paralysed down one side. Through the help of an inclusive cycling centre, she is now cycling, keeping fit and having fun.
 
Laura had been fit and active all her life. Even after the stroke, she continued to do sports; joining a ski school for people with disabilities, and even leant to sail.

Cycling and Walking Briefing: Understanding the Government's Cycling & Walking Delivery Plan

Type: 
Conference
Cost: 
See discounted prices below, including extra discounts for CTC members

This Westminster Briefing event will consider the Government's anticipated cycling and walking delivery plan - and the infrastructure & policy issues it examines. We will discuss the proposed actions and look at how you can respond, plan and prepare. How will this differ from previous Government initiatives, and how the work of local authorities will be affected?

Following our morning policy session, we will focus on examples of effective practice in the afternoon and look to the future of cycling and walking initiatives.

Key issues to be addressed:

CTC North West Campaigns Training Day - Manchester

Type: 
Conference
Cost: 
Free

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

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Presentations from Newcastle Campaigns Training Day

Carlton Reid from Bike Biz, John Thompson from Road Peace and Katja Leyendecker from Newcycling were all contributors at this Space for Cycling and Road Justice training day.
Newcastle Road Justice and Space for Cycling training day

The design of public space influences our behaviour - this was a key message from the Space for Cycling and Road Justice Campaigns training day in Newcastle on Sunday 14 September. The day attracted around 25 delegates from Carlisle, Durham, Tyneside, Gateshead, as well as Newcastle.

We were particularly grateful to John Thompson from RoadPeace North East who shared his own very moving personal experience of the failings of the legal system when dealing with road traffic victims.

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Presentations from CTC Campaign Training Day - Sheffield

All presentations on Space for Cycling, Local Authorities and Road Justice are now available for download.
Sheffield Campaigns Training Day

Many thanks to everyone who attended CTC's Campaigns Training on the Road Justice and Space for Cycling campaigns on Saturday 13 September in Sheffield.  

The day attracted around 40 participants from Sheffield, Rotherham, Derbyshire and Kirklees. Local Green Party councillor Sarah Jane Smalley popped in to the ‘Understanding Your Local Authority’ session to give an insider’s perspective.

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Caroline's time to shine (again!)

Following her introduction to cycling some five years ago, CTC member Caroline Waugh has beome a champion for inclusive cycling in South Yorkshire and beyond. She was recently nominated for a Service to Disability Sport award.
Caroline Waugh's Disability Sports award

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