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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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March Ride: Burghead Revisited

Setting off from Elgin Academy (free parking), and heading up Covesea Road and Drainie Road to Duffus, then the back roads to Cummingston, finishing with the Coastal Cycle Path to Burghead. Coming back we'll take the Coastal Path to Hopeman, then the B9040 to Lossiemouth, before jumping on the old railway line back to Elgin.

Distance: 26.27 miles
Type: On Cycle Paths and Quiet Roads. The Railway Line is a farm track and suitable only for Hybrids and MTBs.
Hills: A wee one up to Cummingston!

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The benefits of local campaigning

We take a brief look at what local campaigners can do to boost political support for cycling in their area.
East Sussex CTC and 1066 Cycle Club writing to councillors

Since last April, over 17,000 emails have been sent to incumbent councillors as part of the national Space for Cycling campaign - calling for safer infrastructure conditions so that people of all ages and abilities can cycle.  In places with strong campaign groups such as Manchester and Newcastle, a huge number of letters have been sent by members of the public and a high proportion of councillors have responded positively. 

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Presentations from CTC Campaign Training in Edinburgh

Thanks to everyone who made the Campaigns Training Day on Saturday 21 February 2015 in Edinburgh for the CTC cycle campaigners' workshops.
CTC Scotland Campaigner Training Day

CTC Scotland in collaboration with Pedal on Parliament hosted over 50 cycle campaigners from across Scotland, who came together to find out what they could do to improve cycling conditions where they live. Delegates in attendance represented many different localities and groups, so if you weren't able to attend the event and would like to get in touch with your local cycle campaigner or cycle campaign group, please email righttoride@ctc.org.uk.

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Bike Club Central Update

Bike Club Central has been getting its name out there across Fife, Falkirk, Stirling and Clacks, making some really good connections and partnerships. And riding bikes!

It has been a busy few months since starting in October, so it’s a good time for a Bike Club Central update.

In December, I attended Cycling Scotland’s four-day Cycle Trainer Course. The course looks at delivering the Bikeability scheme, which provides the skills and confidence needed for children to ride safely on the roads – something that we hope the project’s Young Leaders will help to deliver.

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