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The Highlands, Glens and Western Isles Audax on TV

A documentary about the Highlands, Glens and Western Isles Audax will be broadcast on Tuesday 9 December on BBC 2 Scotland at 7pm. It features CTC members and volunteers who ride the tough route every year.
Still from Sore in the Saddle

Thousands of CTC members have ridden in and organised Audax rides across the UK, but many newer cyclists have never heard of them. Audax is a growing sport with most rides of 100km or 200km in a relaxed non-competitive environment.The documentary 'Sore in the Saddle', which is part of the Adventure Programme series, follows different cyclists as they attempt the ultra-audax The Highlander, which is officially known as the 'Highlands, Gl

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New Peer Mentors at Bike Club Glasgow

Bryan Jardine, the Bike Club Officer in Glasgow is busy training young people to become Peer Mentors and pass on their passion for cycling.
Abdi Ibrahim

Bike Club in Glasgow is now in phase 3 of the project and we are now working to build a team of Bike Club peer mentors. Our goal is to recruit and train 15 young volunteers aged 16-24. Each peer mentor will establish and lead a new sustainable Bike Club cycling group based in their local community project or youth group. They will have the support of staff and volunteers at the place where the project is based and on-going support from the Bike Club team in Scotland.

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Blazing Saddles needs your vote on 24 November!

Suzanne Forup, CTC’s Assistant Head of Development in Scotland wants you to make a phone call on 24 November. It could help change the lives of people with disabilities across Scotland.
young person on adapted bike

CTC partner Blazing Saddles, a project of disability charity FABB Scotland, is one of the shortlisted charities in with a chance of winning £48,435 through the People’s Millions public phone vote.

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Pressure to introduce presumed liability in Scotland

The families of two cyclists killed on Scotland's roads have joined the campaign for presumed liability.
Scottish Parliament urged to pass Members' Bill for presumed liability

The bereaved families of two cyclists killed in Scotland have called on the Scottish Parliament to bring Scottish civil law in line with the majority of other European countries by introducing a presumed liability law (also known as ‘stricter liability’ or ‘no fault liability’).

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Meet CTC's 'Team Scotland'

CTC's Assistant Head of Development in Scotland, Suzanne Forup, introduces her small but perfectly formed team. You can meet them all at the CTC Scotland AGM and Gathering on 22 November in Edinburgh, where they will be talking about their projects alongside campaigners from CTC Scotland.
Team CTC in Scotland - Suzanne, Polly, Bryan and Carrie

The CTC staff team in Scotland has quietly grown to a historic high of 3.25 people over the last four years as cycling development funding has been secured to work with people and communities that face significant barriers to cycling.

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11-year-old cycles Land's End to John o'Groats - in 11 days!

During his half-term holiday, 11-year-old CTC member Patrick Kielhmann has cycled from Land's End to John o' Groats in 11 days.
11-year-old Patrick Kielhmann

Two years ago, Patrick from Bishopbriggs in East Dunbartonshire was fighting for the life after a complication following an appendicitis operation, but the staff team at Yorkhill Children's Hospital turned the situation around and saved his life. Patrick wanted to do something to help the hospital, so he decided to raise money for them by cycling End to End.

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Belles on Bikes: cycling, cake and confidence!

Suzanne Forup, CTC’s Assistant Head of Development in Scotland, packed her panniers and headed to the beautiful Perthshire town of Pitlochry for the first Belles on Bikes leader training weekend.
Belles on Bikes

The original Belles in Glasgow have continued to grow, supporting hundreds of women to get cycling. Since January, the Belles network has been spreading across Scotland, funded by small grants from Cycling Scotland and 2014 Communities.

CTC Scotland AGM and Gathering

Type: 
Conference
Type: 
Meeting or AGM
Cost: 
Free

You are invited to CTC Scotland's AGM and annual Gathering at the Ukranian Club, 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5AB on Saturday 22 November. Please visit Eventbrite to book your free place.

The AGM is a CTC members' only event, but all interested parties are very welcome to attend the day's presentations, roundtable discussions, networking opportunities and lunch, starting from 11am. Read on for the day's programme and keynote speakers.

 

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Top cyclists support Play on Pedals

Play on Pedals has received support from two of Scotland's cycling heroes - triple Paralympic Gold medal winner Aileen McGlynn OBE, who recently scooped two silver medals at the Commonwealth Games, and James McCallum, who won bronze in Melbourne in 2006.
Aileen McGlynn OBE and James McCallum with children in Glasgow

The two Scottish cyclists are now official ambassadors for Play on Pedals, a project which aims to get pre-school children across Glasgow cycling before they start school.

It is a partnership between CTC and Cycling Scotland, The Bike Station Glasgow and Play Scotland. Play on Pedals was one of the winners of the 2014 People’s Postcode Lottery Dream Fund, securing just over £231,000 in funding from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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