CTC in South East England

Portsmouth: Wednesday ride

The full ride usually leaves from the Spring Centre, Havant and stops for elevenses, lunch and, sometimes, afternoon tea. Some riders go to elevenses and come back from there. Others meet us at the coffee stop. We often split the ride with the more energetic group taking a longer and/or hillier route.

Portsmouth: Saturday ride

The full ride usually leaves from the Spring Centre, Havant and stops for elevenses, lunch and, sometime, afternoon tea.  Some riders go to elevenses ad come back from there.  Others meet us at the coffee stop.  We often split the ride with the more energetic group taking a longer and/or hillier route.

More detail here.

Women Only Beginner's Cycling in Reading

Women only cycling sessions. Come and try a variety of bikes for all abilities. Many women have benefited by building confidence on a bike in a safe environment.

Suitable for women and girls (boys under 5 are welcome).

There will be a qualified instructor to help you enjoy cycling us an enjoyable form of exercise.

Tel: 0118 937 5080

1st & 3rd Sundays in the month 2.00- 3.00pm

Adults £2.50, children £1.50


Cycling for Health in Reading

Cycling for Health in Reading

Cycling for Health are hour-long sessions that encourage active lifestyles through the use of cycling, we provide a safe environment for anyone to come along and try out our range of bikes, including trikes, hand crank bikes, duet and quad bikes, as well as traditional bikes. The class is run by a trained BACR Cardiac Instructor. 

So if you are looking for a safe, fun form of exercise then come on down!

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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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CTC condemns rising cyclists' death toll in London.

CTC, the national cycling charity demands action on cyclists’ safety in London after fifth cyclist is killed in ten days on the capital’s roads.


In a week where the total number of cyclists killed in London this year rose to a staggering 13, 8 of which were involved in collisions with lorries, CTC is calling for major changes to be made to the design of lorries, to the design of major junctions and to driver training, to avert more unnecessary deaths.

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Media enquiries CTC Senior Communications Officer Laura Raymond 07960 349405

BBC Surrey - 23 October 2013

CTC's Policy Co-ordinator Chris Peck speaks on BBC Radio Surrey Breakfast show to James Cannon. The interview comes ahead of a live cycling debate on the Surrey Cycling Strategy

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Sparkling launch for Henley Electric Bike Network

The sun shone for the launch of a new CTC initiative in Henley this week as we linked up with the Electric Bicycle Network to bring you cycling, but not as we usually know it.
Chiltern Valley Winery and Brewery become hire point for the Electric Bikes

The Henley Electric Bicycle Network is a new project set up to get more people, both residents and visitors, cycling in the Chilterns.

The Cycle Chilterns project has funding from the Department for Transport and is developing lots of plans to make cycling easier and more accessible across the Chiltern Hills.

Electric bikes provide up to 70% battery assistance making light work of hills. They are ideal for those who don’t feel fit or confident enough to tackle a hilly route through leg-power alone, and it opens up cycling to a much wider audience.

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Cycling bonanza at Colchester Young Children’s Festival

Hundreds of families turned out in brilliant sunshine for the annual Young Children’s Festival in Castle Park in Colchester and CTC took along a load of bikes to try out.
Balance bikes give new cyclists a headstart

We were inundated by children, eager to do skids and turns on the grass, and then we gently cajoled mums and dads to join them.

Possibly one of the most rewarding things you can do is to get a child to ride a bike by themselves for the first time, so the highlight was the constant stream of young children whose mums asked if we could help them cycle without stabilisers. In the space of a couple of hours, a dozen or so had progressed far enough to start getting their balance ready to pedal unaided.

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