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Dr Bike volunteer opportunities

CTC Dr Bike Volunteers, St Pauls, London
Do you know how to change an inner tube or bike tyre, tighten a brake cable, oil a chain or adjust a seat? If so, you have the skills to help support thousands of cyclists by volunteering to be a Dr Bike support mechanic at this year’s Prudential RideLondon on the 9 August.

Dr Bike is a great opportunity for volunteers and bike owners to engage, learn more about their bikes and be given visual demonstrations of maintenance techniques and how to fix minor problems.

At last year’s Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle Festival, CTC organised three Dr Bike service stations at St Pauls, Green Park and Tower Hill, and managed to help over 2,000 people with their bikes. This was only achieved with the help of almost 100 hundred volunteers.

Last year’s Dr Bike volunteer stats

Belles on Bikes - Edinburgh

Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)

Belles on Bikes is running its second Edinburgh run on 22 February. If you are a female cyclist looking to get out on your bike then come along! We are a friendly bunch of ladies keen on cycling (and cake) and welcome women of all abilities. If you are interested in getting the group up and running in Edinburgh then we'd love to hear from you.

Belles on Bikes - Moray

Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)

Female cyclists in Moray are invited to join Suzanne from CTC and Melanie from Bike Revolution on a 23 mile Saturday ride from Elgin Cathedral to Lossiemouth and back with a stop for cake at Harbour Lights.

CTC Lothian and Borders Rally

£18 - Adults, £12 - Children under 13

CTC Lothians and Borders would like to invite CTC members to take part in the inaugural Lothians and Borders Rally which will be based at a site on the southern outskirts of Edinburgh at Mortonhall Caravan and Camping Park on Mortonhall Gate.

The rally covers city and rural areas and we hope to offer the opportunity to explore both, with 20, 40, and 60 mile cycle rides on Saturday, Sunday and Monday but participants are welcome to cycle informally on the Friday and indeed extend their stay in to the following week for further exploration. 

Chris Oliver

Chris Oliver
Chris Oliver CTC Councillor for Scotland

I was Chair of CTC Scotland March 2012 to December 2013. I have been acknowledged by CTC and have been given the prize for CTC Volunteer of the Year for Scotland and the runner-up prize for the United Kingdom for 2013.

I am a consultant trauma orthopaedic surgeon; I lead complex teams. I have great experience of trauma surgery after cycling crashes.

I have lost 170lbs in weight and have experience in obesity matters.

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CTC leads collaboration to win largest ever award from Postcode Lottery

A new CTC-led project will allow every four-year-old child in Glasgow the opportunity to learn to ride a bike.
Photo of the Play on Wheels team

Play on Wheels, a collaborative project between CTC, the national cycling charity, Play Scotland, Glasgow Bike Station and Cycling Scotland was awarded £230,000 last night (Wednesday 29 January) in the People’s Postcode Lottery Dream Fund 2014. The award, which is the largest single amount ever awarded to a Dream Fund project, means every four-year-old child in Glasgow will have the chance to learn to ride a bike before they go to school.

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'Space for Cycling' Sheffield Meeting 25th January

Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)

CTC, London Cycling Campaign and Cyclenation are holding the 2nd 'Space for Cycling' joint meeting in Sheffield at the Showroom & Workstation on Saturday 25 January.

'Space for Cycling' Sheffield Meeting Agenda is available to view (please see attachment below)

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Charlotte's Tandems

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Muir of Ord (private address, available on application)

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Fort William World Cup 7-8 June 2014 - Early Bird Tickets

If you've been before, you know exactly why this event in the Highlands has won the best World Cup award a record-breaking nine times.
Big Air at Fort William World Cup

10 reasons to buy a Fort William World Cup early bird ticket:

Yes, in plenty of time for Christmas, the 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup early bird tickets have just gone on sale.

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CTC Scotland Gathering appoints new committee

CTC Scotland met in Larbert for the annual gathering and refreshed and rebuilt their committee for 2013-14.
CTC Scotland Commitee 2013-14

When Dr Chris Oliver was head-hunted to be the new chairman of CTC Scotland in 2011, it was his remit to reinvigorate and refresh the Scottish Committee. This has certainly been achieved.

At the gathering, Gordon Seabright CTC national CEO gave a inspiring workshop on where CTC is going, and John Lauder, National Director for Sustrans Scotland, outlined their developments.

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