CTC in South East England

Kennet Valley 200km Audax

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

207km cycling event starting from Grazeley, S of Reading. Controls at Hungerford, Bratton and Hungerford, plus 3 information controls.

A well-established event using commercial controls at Hungerford, Bratton and Hungerford (again). Proceeds will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Kennet Valley 100km Audax

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

100km cycling event starting from Grazeley, south of Reading.

A well established potter through West Berkshire calling at Tutti Pole tearooms for lunch. Proceeds will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

100km Audax details

 

Saturday Saunter

The rides are for people who want to cycle more, but are put off by the state of the roads and the traffic and the lack of suitable group rides.  The format is an easy led ride incorporating a coffee stop, using quieter roads and traffic free-routes.  The ride gives an opportunity both to gain confidence in traffic and discover routes that avoid busy roads. 

Five Miles to Fabulous

The rides are for women who want to cycle, but are put off by the state of the roads and the traffic and the lack of suitable group rides.  The format is an easy ride incorporating a coffee stop, using quieter roads and traffic free-routes.  The ride gives an opportunity both to gain confidence in traffic and discover routes that avoid busy roads. 

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New blow to hopes of New Forest campaigners and cyclists

Proposals based on sense, safety and compromise rejected for inclusion in the New Forest Cycle Events Organisers' Charter.
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CTC has learned today (Thursday 22 January) that proposals designed with the spirit of both compromise and safety in mind have been rejected in the New Forest National Park Authority's (NFNPA) Cycle Events Organisers' Charter. 

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The Big Pedal

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

Visit our website for detail of this ride (Cycle Seahaven) and for the earlier family ride (Sustrans)

http://cycleseahaven.org.uk/tbp2015/

Swamp ride - St Albans

Neil will be leading a scenic, sociable ride at a moderate pace using quiet Hertfordshire lanes and maybe some well-surfaced off road stretches.  Approx 43 miles with a cafe stop and pub stop included.

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CTC and Sustrans united against "discriminatory" New Forest Charter

In the latest stage of developments in the ongoing saga in the New Forest, CTC and Sustrans have shown a united front against the New Forest National Park Authority’s draft Charter.
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Since a growth in cycle activities in the New Forest, there has been an increase in reports from local residents and organisations against organised cycle events. In response to this, the New Forest National Park Authority (NFNPA) has launched an “arm's length” exercise to produce a “Cycle Event Organisers’ Charter”. The Charter, which is currently in draft form, will go up for final amendment and approval tomorrow morning, 22 January.

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CTC and Sustrans united against "discriminatory" New Forest Charter

Cycling organisations have taken a united stance today (Wednesday 21 January 2015) in opposing key aspects of the draft New Forest Cycle Event Organisers' Charter proposed by the New Forest National Park Authority (NFNPA).
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The national cycling charity CTC and Sustrans have been actively involved in the Charter’s creation since its beginning and were instrumental in placing the Safety Advisory Group (SAG) at the centre of the process. As a result of their involvement, the Charter overall presents a balanced set of practices which aids in maintaining harmony between all users and inhabitants of the New Forest, and only presents a cause for conflict in certain areas.

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Notes to Editors: 
  1. The draft charter is available via the New Forest National Park Authority: http://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/info/20045/things_to_do/36/cycling/
  2. To read the joint letter in response to the draft Charter from CTC, British Cycling and Sustrans visit: https://www.dropbox.com/s/m9vy4v3vhlm42wo/NFNPA%20Charter%20Response.pdf?dl=0
  3. For further information on CTC, the UK’s largest 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. www.ctc.org.uk
  4. For further information on Sustrans see: www.sustrans.org.uk

Early season 50 miles

Type: 
Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)
Cost: 
£4

The Early Season 50 miles, organised by Winchester CTC is on Sunday 15th February 2015. It starts and finishes at 9.30 am from the Queens Head PH on the B2177 at Fishers Pond (SO507HF, Grid Reference SU489209), The route, rolling rather than hilly, is mainly on quiet roads. Full route sheet or gpx provided.  Coffee/tea is provided (included in entry fee) at the Queens Head before the event. Food is available at the pub from 12.00 onwards. The minimum time is 3 hrs and maximum is 5 hrs.

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