CTC in South East England

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From road safety posters to teenage cycling instructor - my journey to the CTC

Now volunteering as CTC's Communications Officer in Reading and offering cycle training to my fellow students at Reading University, I would like to share the story of my journey to being part of CTC.
Jonathan holding a poster of himself as a child

From a very early age I was thrust into the world of road safety. My dad worked for Sandwell Council, which meant I, along with other members of my family, often appeared photographed in road safety publications. At one time you couldn't go through the Sandwell area without seeing my photo plastered on the side of a bus reminding people to 'Belt up!'

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Brighton and Hove CTC launch 'Shed Rides' to encourage new members

With over two thirds of bicycles stuck in a garden shed and hardly ever seeing the light of day, the Brighton and Hove CTC Member Group has come up with an ingenious plan to encourage more people to cycle in the New Year.

Members of the Brighton and Hove CTC are introducing the ‘Shed Rides’ aimed at those slightly reluctant cyclists who  have a bike buried under plant pots and half empty tins of paint somewhere in the garden shed.

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Why should cyclists use Twitter?

Some say Twitter is a waste of time. It is, however, the world’s largest global conversation and is a very effective way for cyclists to network, campaign and communicate.
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Twitter is an information network made up of 140-character messages called 'Tweets'. It's an easy way to discover the latest news related to subjects you care about, and you can add pictures and videos too.

Forty Plus CC: Sights of London

Book by 6th July for this 25 mile Sights of London and Picnic ride. £3 entry fee applies.  

Please book your place by post before 6th July - booking form available at http://www.fortypluscc.co.uk/open-events

Starting at 10am by The Pavilion Café, Victoria Park, the ride goes out along the Regent's Canal towpath, the quieter back streets and makes use of off-road cycle routes and greenways. Much of the route is traffic free.

Forty Plus CC: Tour de France Demi Etape

Book by 27 June to ride part of the Cambridge-London stage of the Tour de France 4 days before the professionals do.

Booking by post is required by 27 June: £3 entry fee in advance to obtain route sheet.

Full details and booking form at http://www.fortypluscc.co.uk/open-events 

Bike Suitability: Hybrid (road tyres), Road

Suitable for riders aged 18 and above. 

GPX route file available via link at http://www.fortypluscc.co.uk/open-events


FortyPlusCC: Circuit of Bedford

Book by 1st May for a circumnavigation of Bedford through quiet lanes. £4 entry fee applies.

Please book your place by post by 1st May - booking form available at http://www.fortypluscc.co.uk/open-events  

Thurleigh Farm Centre, Cross End, Thurleigh. MK44 2EE

Bike Suitability: Hybrid (road tyres), Road 

Suitable for riders aged 18 and above.




Dr Bike volunteer opportunities

CTC Dr Bike Volunteers, St Pauls, London
Do you know how to change an inner tube or bike tyre, tighten a brake cable, oil a chain or adjust a seat? If so, you have the skills to help support thousands of cyclists by volunteering to be a Dr Bike support mechanic at this year’s Prudential RideLondon on the 9 August.

Dr Bike is a great opportunity for volunteers and bike owners to engage, learn more about their bikes and be given visual demonstrations of maintenance techniques and how to fix minor problems.

At last year’s Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle Festival, CTC organised three Dr Bike service stations at St Pauls, Green Park and Tower Hill, and managed to help over 2,000 people with their bikes. This was only achieved with the help of almost 100 hundred volunteers.

Last year’s Dr Bike volunteer stats

Open Runs Meeting

Meeting to formulate the next quarters Events Programme

Cyclopark, The Tollgate, Wrotham Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 7NP



Cyclo4all (The'Wheels For All' Centre at Cyclopark)

Type of organisation

A multi sports activity venue


Gravesend, Kent

The Bicycle Icycle

Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)
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