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.
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!'
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.
Annual charity fundraiser, all ages from 6 to experienced, at Preston Park Cycle Track, Brighton on Saturday October 25, raising funds for Motor Neurone Disease Association and Martlets Hospice - see http://www.pedalinprestonpark.co.uk
Easy ride suitable for families. Meet at The Inn on the Park cafe in Verulamium Park, St Albans ready for a 10 am start. We'll cycle through Gorhambury Park (site of a Roman Theatre) and return to Verulamium Park by lunchtime. Parking (not free) and toilets available.