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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

Bikeworks Fife

Name of project / organisation

Bikeworks Fife

Type of organisation

Social Enterprise

Address / directions

Unit 4, Castleblair Business Park,
Fullerton Road,
Glenrothes KY7 5QR

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'Nice Way Code' launched to build better relations on the roads

Scottish Transport Minister Keith Brown MSP has launched the Nice Way Code campaign to try and improve relations between all road users.
The Nice Way Code is a reimagining of the Highway Code

The campaign is run by Cycling Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government.

Ian Aitken, chief executive of Cycling Scotland, said: "Road safety is everyone’s responsibility and it is important we move away from the ‘us and them’ mentality of some drivers, cyclists and pedestrians when in fact almost everybody falls into at least two of those categories."

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Women wanted! Must have own bike..

The CTC Scotland Committee would like women to join them in the challenge to make Scotland a cycling nation, so Suzanne Forup has said she would help them find some willing volunteers...
the CTC Scotland committee and Suzanne

The CTC Scotland committee is currently an all-male group. They are diverse in interests, backgrounds, skills and location. But they are definitely all blokes and they can’t seem to attract any women to join them. So, rather like ‘My Single Friend’, I said I’d reach out and see if I could promote their appeal...

Perth Bike Station

Name of project / organisation

Perth Bike Station

Type of organisation

Charity

Address / directions

Unit 11, Mid Friarton Business Park, Friarton Road, Perth PH2 8EL

Edinburgh Bike Station

Name of project / organisation

Edinburgh Bike Station

Type of organisation

Charity

Address / directions

250 Causewayside, Newington, Edinburgh EH9 1UU

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