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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.

Pedal in Preston Park 2014

Mass Participation Charity Ride
£10 registration, under 16s free

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


Shoreham (Nr Eynsford), Kent

14th Sept -  Shoreham, Kent.  ..... no not that Shoreham this one is inland in the scenic Darenth Valley near Eynsford

Train from Upminster to Barking, short ride to FREE Woolwich ferry into Kent
Circa 45 miles round trip From Barking.

Waltham Abbey

29th June - Waltham Abbey                  Leader Dave 07948 583 979

Ride through Epping Forest area to lunch in Historic Waltham Abbey

Saturday Saunter for Bike Week

Easy ride starting at Jenny's Cafe in Hatfield, Herts.  We'll ride north to Harmer Green then return by a different route back to Hatfield in time for lunch.

Saturday Saunter for Bike Week

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.

St Albans - Weds Eve ride for Bike Week

Non-members welcome on this Bike Week ride  - average speed is about 13 mph.

Circular ride ending at a pub in St Albans.

See http://www.southhertsctc.org.uk/Cycle/wednesday for more details.

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