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Winning the right to cycle on Llandudno Promenade

Roy Spilsbury shares his experience of fighting and winning a campaign to allow cyclists to ride along the Llandudno Promenade.
Roy Spilsbury on Llandudno Promenade

Retirement didn't mean cyclist and CTC Local Cycle Campaigner Roy Spilsbury was going to relax. He felt rage at a rather ridiculous proposal by his local council to keep cyclists off the spacious promenade in Llandudno. The Council wanted to force cyclists to cycle on congested main roads rather than by the seaside, so Roy launched a successful campaign to get them to change their minds.

Owen's Ride 110 miles

Type: 
Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)
Cost: 
£80

Winner of the Arthur Moss Medallion and CTC Volunteer of the Year for the North West Region – Glynis Francis

Glynis Francis is a World Champion, a grandma and an inspiration to hundreds of Manchester women. Her ground-breaking cycling network for women, Team Glow, has attracted a steady stream of women – some of whom had not picked up a bike for decades – and turned them into accomplished cyclists.

Glynis's own personal achievement of reclaiming her gold medal from 2002 to become Sprint Champion at the World Masters Track Championships held at Manchester Velodrome in October 2013 is the pinnacle of Team Glow's success, and her speed of 43.5kmh / 27 mph has won her the accolade of the “Fastest Grandma in the World”!

In an era when cycling’s popularity has soared, Glynis has been working doggedly behind the scenes to bring more women into this traditionally male-dominated sport.

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Gower Cycling Festival

A mix of 22 rides for all riders and disciplines around the Gower Peninsula from Saturday 9 August to Saturday 16 August.

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Ride No.

TITLE and DISTANCE (miles)

May CTC Cymru Competitions

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

Entries cost £1.50 per event.

One Planet Adventure

One Planet Adventure courtyard, cafe, classroom and bike shop
Address: 

Coed Llandegla Forest
Ruthin Rd
Llandegla, Denbighshire
LL11 3AA

One Planet Adventure have taken forest-based mountain biking in North Wales and turned it on its head. Based in Coed Llandegla, they have set up a series of excellent built trails within a very accessible environment. Of course, OTC courses here are not limited to the forest and we make the very best of the wide ranging legal riding available outside of the forest and within the superb Clywds area too.

Gwenda Owen

Gwenda Owen
Gwenda Owen Councillor for Wales

Personal Statement to support Nomination for Election to CTC National Council as Councillor for Wales for the period 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2016.

Having worked and volunteered in the Third Sector in Wales for 30 years, and ridden a bike for a few more, I feel that I’m well placed to contribute towards the positive development of CTC, both in Wales and throughout the UK.

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Carmarthenshire cyclists start local campaign group and look to build local support

Do you want to improve cycling locally……meet like-minded individuals…..and make a difference? CTC local cycle campaigners and cycle enthuiasts Phil Snaith and Geoff Rone have set up a forum in Carmarthenshire with the aim of making cycling a safer and more convenient way to travel.

The time to act is now as political momentum has picked up the pace. Cyclists' uphill struggle for better infrastructure and facilities has now changed up a gear and the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 has been passed. You now have an opportunity to voice your own opinions and collectively campaign for better cycling for all in Wales.

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