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Thousands at Space for Cycling and Pedal on Parliament rides

Despite 'safety' concerns by officials, over 4,000 riders took part in the Pedal on Parliament ride in Edinburgh, while nearly 500 joined a Space for Cycling ride in Sheffield. Hundreds more joined rides in Newcastle and Aberdeen on 25 April.
Space for Cycling: brightening up the city. Photo: CTC, Creative Commons licence

A cross-party line-up of politicians addressed Pedal on Parliament's mass rally of cyclists in Edinburgh (see also BBC news report). SNP Transport Minister Derek Mackay pledged more funding for cycling, prompting LibDem Willie Rennie to pledge to hold Mackay to his pledge!

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Aberdeen Pedal on Parliament cycle ride

Type: 
Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)
Type: 
Mass Participation Charity Ride
Cost: 
Free

Join Aberdeen Cycle Forum as they raise the profile of cycling in the city. 

Route map and extra info available at: http://aberdeencycleforum.org.uk/index.php?pf=news.php&nid=173

Pedal on Parliament - Edinburgh

Type: 
Rally/Festival
Cost: 
Free
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Calling all Scottish Cyclists: Let's Pedal on Parliament

What started as a one-off flash ride on the Scottish Parliament is now rapidly becoming an institution and part of the Scottish cycling calendar. Sally Hinchcliffe, one of the founding organisers, explains why this year's ride is just as important as the first.
Edinburgh 2014: Pedal on Parliament

It’s hard to believe it, but we’re in the throes of organising what will be the fourth Pedal on Parliament (POP). We started POP in 2012 as a Scottish version of the Big Ride on Westminster, realising transport is a devolved matter and hence Holyrood was the place we needed to influence. At the time, we were hopeful that a few hundred might turn up – and were blown away when in fact thousands did.

Hills in 10 miles

The third of 2015's weekly rides - a slightly tougher 10 miles, with a bit of hill conquering.

Distance: 10.33 miles
Type: On quiet roads.
Hills: A bit of an up, with a good down :)
Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/659089042
Leader's Contact Number: 07720 683 421

Cadence in 10 miles

The second of 2015's weekly rides - a slightly tougher 10 miles, with a bit of cadence work ;)

Distance: 10.47 miles
Type: On quiet roads.
Hills: Some very, very, very little ones.
Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/659044180
Leader's Contact Number: 07720 683 421

Summertime Celebration

The first of 2015's weekly rides - an easy, flat 10 miles!

Distance: 9.39 miles
Type: On quiet roads.
Hills: Some very, very, very little ones.
Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/659016924
Leader's Contact Number: 07720 683 421

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Ride for Team CTC in this year's Prudential RideLondon

If you didn't get a place allocated to you from this year's Prudential RideLondon London - Surrey 100 ballot don't worry! Your chance to get in the saddle is still possible with Team CTC.
CTC Crew RideLondon Ride Places

Would you like to be part of the iconic Prudential Ride London-Surrey100 2015?

CTC has a limited number of guaranteed places for this spectacular event, taking place on Sunday 2 August 2015.

To take your place in Team CTC, please enter our ballot for places. We ask you to commit to a minimum raise £300 for CTC. You’ll need to pay an entry fee of £100

As part of the CTC Team for this event, you’ll get:

-        A CTC shirt (once you’ve raised over £100)

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Berwick Cyclists

Exploring England and Scotland by bicycle in a day couldn't be easier, as Tony Houghton CTC member and founder of CTC group Berwick Cyclists explains in his new booklet 'Five Cycle Rides from Berwick upon Tweed'.
Berwick Cyclist's

CTC member Tony Houghton, founder of recently-formed Berwick Cyclists, an affiliate group of CTC,  has been championing cycling on both sides of the English/Scottish border for many years. The new group is setting a precedent in promoting cycling in the local area. A recent article in the local paper has elevated the group's profile and is making local cyclists sit up in their saddles and join in his rallying call to make cycling a larger part of the Berwick community and economy. 

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Play on Pedals says a big 'thank you' after incredible first year

Suzanne Forup, CTC's Assistant Head of Development in Scotland, leads the partnership behind Play on Pedals - a Glasgow-based initiative that is enabling pre-school children to explore the playful side of cycling.
The Play on Pedals launch event outside the Glasgow Bike Station

It's been an incredible first year for Play on Pedals.

The community project, a partnership between CTC, Cycling Scotland, the Glasgow Bike Station and Play Scotland, and supported by players of the People's Postcode Lottery has so far seen over 500 participants (including instructors) take part in cycling at nurseries across the city.

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