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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

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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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Barriers to cycling - it shouldn't be just for the fit and the brave

Since she’s been been back on her bike, CTC’s Suzanne Forup has noticed more barriers to cycling - and to just getting out of the house - than she ever did in her carefree/child-free days..
A barrier to cycling on the canal path

Getting on a bike, off a train and onto a cycle path used to be non-events. Now, with a toddler in tow, they can require careful planning, the kindness of strangers and good upper body strength. Like anyone who has tried to negotiate the London Underground with a small child, a push-chair and a large bag, it’s given me a small insight into the world that people with more significant mobility issues face on a daily basis.

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Glasgow Cycle Festival

CTC’s Assistant Head of Development in Scotland loves a festival - the mud, the camping and the avoidance of washing - so this year she’s managed to get involved with organising two. One of them, the Glasgow Cycle Festival, kicks off this Friday with a leisurely bike ride to the WEST brewery!
Glasgow Cycle Festival logo

Nearly a year ago I sat in the ‘office’ - a shipping container with a sofa - at Free Wheel North with three cycling colleagues eating cherries as we airily suggested ideas for our yet un-named cycling festival. We didn't have any money and it wasn't in anyone's work plan. But we didn't let that stop us. One funding bid, a lot more talking and a whole load of work later the first Glasgow Cycle Festival is about to launch...

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Play on Pedals in Glasgow

Polly Jarman is the new Development Officer for CTC’s Play on Pedals and her mission is to get every 4 year old in Glasgow riding a bike.
Polly Jarman, CTC Development  Officer, Play on Pedals

Originally called Play on Wheels, the project won funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery through the 2014 Dream Fund and is also recognised as a games legacy for Glasgow. While the name has changed, the aim of the project has not: giving every four year old in Glasgow the opportunity to learn to ride a bike before they start school.

Over the next two years, 500 pedal and balance bikes will be placed across 50 community organisations where volunteers will be trained as either cycle trainers or in cycle maintenance.

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Women on Wheels - a day of cycling action

Type: 
Conference
Cost: 
£5 for the Women's Cycle Forum - other events free

Women have been behind some of the most interesting developments in cycling in recent years, from cycle campaigns to sport, all-abilities cycling and even leisure rides. Whether your interest is campaigning, racing, family riding, ‘cycle chic’ or just getting on your bike, come along to meet the women who are already making things happen, and come away with the ideas and inspiration to do more.

Women on Wheels 2014 is a day of female (and family) focused events, all part of the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling. On Saturday 14th June there will be:

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