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CTC President Jon Snow to chair Cycling Scotland Conference

Cycling Scotland's annual conference will take place this year on November 8 at the iconic Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.
Jon Snow, CTC President

Chaired by CTC President and Channel 4 newsreader Jon Snow, this year’s conference will discuss how local and national initiatives are helping to increase cycling.

Delegates will not only hear about initiatives in Scotland, but also about experiences from other local authorities and cities in the UK including the Mayor of London’s ambitious vision for cycling from Cycling Commissioner for London, Andrew Gilligan.

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Could you be a Ted?

Cycling Development Officer in Scotland, Suzanne Forup, is looking for CTC members in Dumfries and Galloway to help children and young people discover the joy of cycling. You don’t really have to be called Ted…
Portwilliam Cycling Group

Ted Norfolk, CTC member in Dumfries and Galloway is creating a cycling revolution in his area. Ted is no stranger to cycling success - riding as a GB Cyclo Cross international rider in the 1960’s and then moving into coaching in the 1980’s. He worked with the English Schools Cycling Association as a coach and trainer, as well as for Hampshire and Berkshire schools. Ted also worked alongside the GB Cyclo Cross team as a squad coach, mechanic and team manager in the late 1980’s.

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The Roadshare Campaign for presumed liability in Scotland

On Tuesday, 29 October 2013, the Scottish Parliament will debate proposals for 'presumed liability' rules (also known as 'stricter liability'), whereby motorists involved in collisions with cyclists or pedestrians would be presumed liable in a civil law claim against them for damages.
The Roadshare Campaign for presumed liability in Scotland

[N.B. You can now also read the transcript of the debate, as well as CTC's commentary and summary.]

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CTC/Cyclenation 2013 conference report

Leeds Cycling Campaign hosted this year’s CTC/Cyclenation Conference earlier this month in splendid style at the Leeds Civic Hall. CTC’s Development Officer in Scotland, Suzanne Forup, sneaked in across the border..
Cycle campaigners on Leeds cycle infrastructure safari

I thought about using a disguise for the conference, as I was there under false pretences - I'm not a volunteer cycle campaigner, but a paid CTC worker. However, I couldn't get my false beard to stick on, so I just had to turn up with my own facial hair and see how that fitted in. This is what I found...

They are all jolly nice

Cycle campaigners can be quite direct on social media, so I was expecting a few rows and punch-ups. It turned out that the ones I spoke to were cheery, chatty chaps who were keen to share experiences and information.

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What is CTC up to in Scotland

CTC is a UK wide organisation, but at the same time it has a distinctive CTC Scotland 'region' which represents and deals, as best it can, with all the specifically Scottish issues.
Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC) Scotland

One of the big advantages of CTC is that it is a UK wide organisation, but at the same time it has a distinctive CTC Scotland 'region' which represents and deals, as best it can, with all the specific Scottish issues. 

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100 not out - CTC Life Member Les Brown celebrates with a ride

A telegram from the Queen might be enough for most people but CTC member Les Brown decided to mark his 100th birthday with a bike ride.
Les Brown and Tom Hanley on the recumbent trike

CTC Life Member Les Brown doesn't let age get in the way of his passion for cycling so his friend and fellow CTC Life member Tom Hanley decided to organise a special celebration ride for him when he turned 100 years old on 1 September.

The pair, who rode an unusual tandem-trike, were joined for the occasion by around 25 other cyclists and friends for the ride from Lochmaben to Dalton Pottery, where they enjoyed a well-deserved slice of birthday cake.

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Why is increasing physical activity important?

Cycling can contribute to increasing physical activity and has a number of significant health benefits. There has been considerable progress promoting physical activity in Scotland.
Cycling can contribute to increasing physical activity

Inactivity accounts for at least 2,500 deaths each year in Scotland and for almost 1 in 10 deaths worldwide. It is considered to be the second biggest risk factor for mortality, behind high blood pressure. Increased physical fitness would reduce premature death by 30% and can help prevent and treat more than 20 chronic diseases. Getting Scotland fit could increase an individual's life expectancy by almost a year.

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Endurance cycling TransAmerica with a bike called Pseudomonas

Riding 3,415 miles from Los Angeles to Boston
Chris Oliver riding through the Rockies

Cycling 80 to 100+ miles a day every day for seven weeks is simply mind-numbing.

Chronic fatigue, aching legs, arms and backs are coupled with addled brains turned into mush by too many towns and too many miles in too short a time.

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Just another day in (cycling) paradise...

CTC's Suzanne Forup often spends her holidays in Denmark, visiting her husband's elderly relatives and extensive selection of siblings. This year she put her foot down and demanded some cycling action too...
Copenhagen cycle commuters

Firstly, I’m not an expert on urbanism, cycling infrastructure or the history of Northern European cycling.

Tayside Re-users, Dundee

Name of project / organisation

Tayside Re-users

Type of organisation

Charity (SCIO)

Address / directions

Units 1&2 South Dudhope Mill, 73-89 Douglas Street, Dundee DD1 5AN

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