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What is the Philosophy of Cycling?

What is cycling? Racing, commuting or mountain biking? Town planning and the environment? Or a state of being? CTC member Clive Cazeaux, Chair of Cardiff CTC and Professor of Aesthetics at Cardiff School of Art and Design, is giving a talk about The Philosophy of Cycling for Bike Week 2015.
Clive Cazeaux

Clive has been a CTC member since 1979 and a philosopher since… well, what defines a philosopher? He has been teaching the subject at university since 1992. That there is a philosophy of cycling, he is in no doubt. The fact that cycling can take so many forms means, straight away, that we meet one of the most philosophical questions possible: the ‘what is X?’ question. What is cycling? He tells us more about this fascinating topic:

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Winchester Family Cycle Ride

Type: 
Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)
Cost: 
Free

A led cycle ride for all the family on quiet country lanes and easy off-road cycle paths. Ride starts at 2pm and finishes by 5pm. Easy pace with plenty of stops for playgrounds, cakes or ice cream (or possibly all three). Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Gower Cycling Festival

Type: 
Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)
Cost: 
£5, free for under 16's

The Gower Cycling Festival, based in the lovely Gower Peninsula from 8-15 August and comprises 21 rides ranging from gentle excursions suitable for families with small children to challenging rides for the fitter and more experienced.  This year, we have arranged for camping at the Dunvant RFC from where most of the rides start. 

We visit places of local and historic interest and this year will be celebrating the twentieth birthdays of both Sustrans and Wheelrights. The £5 fee entitles you to take part in as many rides as you wish.  

 

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Welsh National Transport Plan needs "cycling facilities"

CTC Cymru has offered its expertise to the Welsh Government on developing effective, economically valuable cycling infrastructure.
Cardiff City Cycle campaigners looking to make Cardiff the Amsterdam of the UK

CTC Cymru has made its official response to the Welsh Government by offering its expertise in developing effective and economically valuable cycling infrastructure, and highlighting that the draft Welsh National Transport Plan is somewhat limited.

As part of the framework of the Wales Transport Strategy, the National Transport Plan focuses on delivering five key priorities:

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CTC Cymru's AGM date announced

Find out what CTC has been up to in Wales over the last year and what its plans are for the future at this year's AGM plus how you can get involved.
The CTC logo in Welsh

CTC Cymru's AGM will take place on Thursday 26 March 2015  at 12 noon at: 

The Old Library, The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1BH

All CTC members are welcome to come and hear about what CTC Cymru has been doing over the last year and what we plan to do next. You could even find yourself playing a role in the group as we will be electing key officers to the committee to help take responsibility for CTC’s development in Wales.

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The benefits of local campaigning

We take a brief look at what local campaigners can do to boost political support for cycling in their area.
East Sussex CTC and 1066 Cycle Club writing to councillors

Since last April, over 17,000 emails have been sent to incumbent councillors as part of the national Space for Cycling campaign - calling for safer infrastructure conditions so that people of all ages and abilities can cycle.  In places with strong campaign groups such as Manchester and Newcastle, a huge number of letters have been sent by members of the public and a high proportion of councillors have responded positively. 

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CTC Cymru Welsh Festival of Cycling

Type: 
Rally/Festival

Welsh Festival Treasure Hunt

CTC Cymru Treasure Hunt

Type: 
Rally/Festival
Cost: 
£1.50

CTC Cymru Treasure Hunt

The Defiance Cycle Ride

Type: 
Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)
Type: 
Sportive/Challenge Ride
Cost: 
£15
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Cardiff aims to become UK's Amsterdam

Cardiff Cycle City, the new grassroots movement seeking to make Cardiff the best cycling city in the UK, has today launched the Cardiff City Cycling Manifesto
Cardiff City Cycling

The manifesto was launched at Roald Dahl Plass in Cardiff Bay at noon and detailed eight asks, including 20mph limits across the city, an effective cycle network, and a minimum spend of £15 per head per year.

Cardiff is one of the flattest cities in Britain and has more green space per person than any other UK core city. Between 2001 and 2011, the number of people cycling to work in Cardiff increased by 65 per cent and the council’s current cycling map already plots over 500 miles of recommended cycle routes.

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