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And they're off... the Cardiff Cycle Challenge begins!

More than 1,500 people from around 80 different organisations across Cardiff are taking part in the Cardiff Cycle Challenge. And, because there’s still time to sign up, it’s hoped that even more people will join in.
Cyclists in Cardiff

What promises to be the biggest ever city-wide cycling challenge got under way in Cardiff this week.

From Monday 2 until Sunday 22 July,  teams are competing in the Cardiff Cycle Challenge.

The idea is that individuals taking part can cycle at a time to suit them, even if it’s only for ten minutes. To make sure their journeys by bike contribute towards their team’s success, they must record their rides on the dedicated website - www.cardiffcyclechallenge.org.uk

Contact Information: 

Laura Perry
Challenge Coordinator for Cardiff
Email: laura.perry@ctc.org.uk
Telephone: 02920 872 201

CTC Press Office
Email: publicity@ctc.org.uk
Telephone: 0844-736-8453

Notes to Editors: 

www.cardiffcyclechallenge.org.uk

The Cardiff Cycle Challenge is being organised in partnership by Cardiff Council, CTC, Challenge for Change, Environment Wales, Sustrans and Public Health Wales.

The Cardiff Cycle Challenge 2012 is funded by the Welsh Government in partnership with Environment Wales and Cynnal Cymru-Sustain Wales through a Supporting Sustainable Living Phase 3 Grant. It is delivered through a cross sector partnership with Cardiff Council, CTC, Challenge for Change, Environment Wales, Sustrans and Public Health Wales and is supported by Cardiff Cycling Campaign, Pedal Power, South Wales Chamber of Commerce, Severn Wye Energy Agency and its Community Action for Climate Change Pathfinder Programme.

The Supporting Sustainable Living Grant aims to bring about long-term changes in behaviour and lifestyle that will help reduce Wales' greenhouse gas emissions and make communities more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

Over the last three years, CTC Challenge for Change have run Workplace Cycle Challenges that have engaged more than 60,000 people from 2,500 organisations. For more information, see www.challengeforchange.com.

Cardiff Cycle Challenge’s website is live and open for registrations. Businesses and individuals can register for free at www.cardiffcyclechallenge.org.uk.

 

 

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CTC web chat - your questions answered

CTC’s Chief Exec, Gordon Seabright, and other staff responded to your questions during a live web chat on 21 June. Questions were sent in through Twitter, Facebook and emails. Answers can be found below.

Thanks to all those who sent in questions. In some cases we've responded to you directly.

Among those answering your questions were:

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Welsh plan for connected communities - why detail is important

The Welsh Government is about to legislate to force local authorities to map out and plan improvements to the cycle networks. Although a great step, I think it's vital that the routes are of a proper standard to make cycling attractive and feasible.
NCN 8 in the Wye Valley

I greatly enjoyed a tour cycling the length Wales using National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 8 - Lôn Las Cymru - a couple of years ago. The route follows minor roads and, if starting from the south, begins on the Taff Trail, a traffic-free route that heads north from Cardiff. It's routes like these that local authorities in Wales will have to map out and plan improvements to under the proposed legislation.

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Organisations across Wales rise to the Challenge

Three Cycle Challenges will take place across Wales this summer in Cardiff, Swansea and Gwynedd - Anglesey.
Cardiff Cycle Challenge

CTC Challenge for Change and Environment Wales have teamed up with Local Authorities, Sports Council Wales, Public Health Wales and local cycling organisations to deliver a Cycle Challenge on a national scale in Wales.

The programme has built on the success of the Cardiff Workplace Cycle Challenge project in September 2011 and aims to encourage more people to cycle in Swansea, Gwynedd, Anglesey and in Cardiff again this coming summer.

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Merthyr Tydfil Bike Club

A Transition Bike Club project has been established in Merthyr Tydfil engaging five primary schools as a 'stepping stone' to fully-fledged bike clubs in High School.
Merthyr Tydfil Bike Club

The Transition Bike Club Project encourages more young people to become involved in cycling. 

The participating primary schools are:

  • Heolgerrig Community Primary School
  • Cyfarthfa Junior School
  • Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Santes Tudful
  • Caedraw Primary
  • Twynyrodyn Community Primary School

The Transition Bike club is split into four periods during the academic year covering the following areas:

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Tributes to CTC member Alan Mort

9 February 2012
Tributes have been paid to CTC member Alan Mort who died after a collision with a car while cycling.
Chester and North Wales CTC

Alan Mort, 63, from Kinmel Bay, Conwy, suffered head injuries and died in hospital after the incident on the A548 near Manor Industrial Estate, Flint.

Mr Mort, who was a member of Chester and North Wales CTC and a clinical team leader for North Wales Ambulance Trust, was described as "greatly respected".

A 44-year-old man has been arrested and released on police bail. The collision occurred at 12:38 GMT on Sunday and the road was closed in both directions.

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A short cycle ride in the Dulas Valley, Wales

The Dovey and Dulas valleys lie in a beautiful part of Wales. The cycle ride described here is only twelve miles long, but there is a wealth of interest along the route.
The beautiful Dovey and Dullas valleys are perfect for cycling

The outward route it follows a National Cycle Network route but the return journey follows the 'A' road, which, while busier, does give a change of scene.  It’s also a straight downhill run – just freewheeling! For those who prefer to avoid traffic, it is possible to do a 'there and back' ride. 

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New trails open at Llandegla

UPM Tilhill and Oneplanet Adventure have opened brand new sections of both Red and Black graded trails at Coed Llandegla.
CTC - Working for Cycling

The 6km of new trail (which run almost the entire length of the forest) were made possible by funding from Forestry Commission Wales’ Better Woodland for Wales scheme and investment from the forest owner UPM Tilhill.

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Bike Club to launch in Wales

Bike Club is a project that engages with young people aged 10-20 by inspiring them to become participants and leaders of creative, fun and inclusive activities. A series of Bike Clubs will begin in Cardiff and surrounding areas that will help children and young people to learn new life skills.
CTC - Working for Cycling

Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing Jane Davidson PM will be officially launching Bike Club in Wales at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff on 9 June.  

Bike Club is a project that engages with young people aged 10-20 by inspiring them to become participants and leaders of creative, fun and inclusive activities. A series of Bike Clubs will begin in Cardiff and surrounding areas that will help children and young people to learn new life skills through cycling. 

Contact Information: 

CTC Press Office
Email: publicity@ctc.org.uk
Telephone: 0844-736-8453

Notes to Editors: 

Bike Club’s launch will take place on Wednesday 9 June at 11.30am – 2.30pm in The Urdd Gobaith Cymru at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff. Reporters and photographers are welcome (we recommend attending between 12am-1pm for the keynote speakers).

Further information about Bike Club can be found at http://bikeclub.org.uk

Bike Club has been formed by a consortium of established national charities that are passionate about using cycling to help children and young people explore, learn and keep healthy. By working together as a team, the expertise of these three organisations is combined to make Bike Club an exciting project.

CTC, the national cycling charity, inspires and helps people to cycle and keep cycling, whatever kind of cycling they do or would like to do. Over a century’s experience tells us that cycling is more than useful transport; it makes you feel good, gives you a sense of freedom and creates a better environment for everyone.

ContinYou Cymru provides expertise in community learning and health improvement, fulfilling a major role in supporting the development of community focused schools across Wales and offering out of school hours and informal learning opportunities to children, young people and adults beyond the school day and curriculum. www.continyou.org.uk/cymru

Youth Cymru is a major youth work charity that supports youth workers, club leaders and their management committees in developing their programmes and meeting the priorities of the young people they work with in Wales. Youth Cymru in partnership with UK Youth operate the Youth Achievement family of Awards within Wales. www.youthcymru.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.
www.ukyouth.org/
www.ukyouth.org/whatwedo/Programmes/YAA

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