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New Chair for CTC Scotland

CTC Scotland is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Oliver as the new Chair of CTC Scotland.
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Chris, who is an experienced trauma and hand surgeon, is based in Edinburgh and takes over as Chair from Peter Hawkins, who stepped down from the post last October.

Chris, who is an experienced trauma and hand surgeon, is based in Edinburgh and takes over as Chair from Peter Hawkins, who stepped down from the post last October.


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Aberdeen to Ardnamurchan – A Coast to Coast Off-road Cycle

CTC supporter David Eelbeck and friends tell us about their epic adventure from Aberdeen to Ardnamurchan.

"This bike ain’t gonna ride itself" we told ourselves, as the front wheels bathed in the cool North Sea for the photo posing. We then discovered our bike shoes were made of King Canute uppers as the pause for an extra photograph brought the tide in a tad further than intended.

A push back up the sand to the breezy Aberdeen promenade and we were off. 260 miles to go. On the scale of epic adventures, Shackleton, Fiennes, Beaumont or Cracknell would view this as an amusing warm up.

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Bike Club Scotland celebrates its first birthday

Scotland’s young people will have the opportunity to meet the country’s decision makers on education, public health, road safety and community learning and development on Tuesday, when these groups come together to celebrate the first year of the cycling development programme Bike Club.
Liberton High School Bike Club in Edinburgh

The day will involve several lively presentations from Bike Club leaders who will discuss their projects and the difference cycling has made to young people's lives.

Contact Information: 

For more information or an interview, contact Suzanne Forup:
Tel: 0131 554 2561
Email: suzanne.forup@youthscotland.org.uk

Notes to Editors: 

Bike Club is a national programme that inspires young people to become participants and leaders of fun, creative and inclusive cycling-related activities. It recognises that cycling can improve the lives of young people by increasing physical activity levels, improving health and wellbeing, encouraging learning and building social inclusion. This is reflected in the diversity of the cycling projects it has helped establish in Scotland. They include young people from families with low incomes, BME groups, young people with disabilities, girls only projects and young people not in employment or education. It is led by a consortium of established charities including Youth Scotland, UK Youth, ContinYou and CTC – the national cycling charity. Further information about Bike Club can be found at http://bikeclub.org.uk

CTC is the national cycling charity, with over 130 years’ expertise in supporting cyclists and promoting cycling. CTC has pioneered projects that bring the benefits of cycling to hard-to-reach groups within the community.

Youth Scotland is the network of youth clubs and groups across Scotland. It is the largest non-uniformed youth organisation in Scotland and delivers quality youth work programmes, information, resources, training and support to community based youth work across Scotland. http://www.youthscotland.org.uk

UK Youth is a national charity developing and promoting high quality youth work and educational opportunities for and with young people. It is the largest non-uniformed young people’s organisation, supporting a network of over 7,000 youth groups, clubs and projects across the UK, with over 750,000 young people engaged through these networks. Bike Club will offer opportunities to gain UK Youth’s Youth Achievement Awards through cycling activities.

ContinYou provides expertise in community learning and health improvement, fulfilling a major role in supporting the development of community focused schools and offering out of school hours and informal learning opportunities to children, young people and adults beyond the school day and curriculum.

The development of Bike Club in Scotland has been funded by Asda’s Pedal Power campaign.

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  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
  • Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541


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