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Resources for cyclists

Training

Bikeability training bikeability.dft.gov.uk The ‘cycling proficiency’ for the 21st Century! Bikeability offers three levels of training for children and one for adults in order to develop the skills and confidence to cycle in modern road conditions.

National Cycling Academy ncagb.co.uk National training body, aiming to provide cycle training to all.

Business Cycle businesscycle.org.uk A voluntary DfT initiative, challenging businesses to become cycle friendly employers by making it easy for staff to cycle to and from work.

CTC ctc-maps.org.uk/training Find a National Standards qualified cycle instructor in your area. Includes 'Mountain Bike Training' and 'Commuter Tutor'.

 

Information and rides

British Cycling britishcycling.org.uk British Cycling is the national governing body for cycling. British Cycling works across all levels and six disciplines of the sport (BMX, Mountain Bike, Cyclo-Cross, Road, Track and Cycle Speedway).

Cyced www.cyced.co.uk A local blog for Gloucestershire cyclists that also contains handy routes and local events.

UK Cycling Events ukcyclingevents.co.uk

CTC ctc.org.uk CTC, the national cycling charity, inspires and helps people to cycle and keep cycling.

Sustrans sustrans.org.uk Sustrans is a leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day.

Sky Ride goskyride.com Find group rides, guided rides or a buddy to cycle with.

Breeze Network (encouraging women to cycle) goskyride.com/breeze British Cycling’s Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women into riding bikes for fun.

Breeze Network Gloucestershire facebook.com/BreezeNetworkGloucestershire British Cycling’s Breeze Network is all about fun, local bike rides for women. Led by women, the rides are informal, social and free.

 

Disabled cycling

Being disabled should not be a barrier to enjoying cycling and there are a number of options available to suit many types of disability.

Charlottes Tandems charlottestandems.co.uk Gloucestershire based charity who lend tandems to children and adults with disabilities or special needs for free.

The Handcycling Association of the UK handcycling.org.uk A charity that promotes handcycling as a sport and as a recreational activity.

Crank It Up crank-it-up.org.uk Crank it Up are a voluntary project who tries to provide cycling for all people of all abilities.

Remap remap.org.uk Charity helping to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities, by adapting or building special equipment on a tailor made basis.

Tandem Club tandem-club.org.uk The Tandem Club has a Disabilities Liaison Officer who may be able to help with queries related to disabled people and to visually impaired cyclists.

Get Cycling getcycling.org.uk Provides cycles and cycling support to special schools, community groups and individuals, acting as advisors and suppliers of new and refurbished cycles to the Family Fund Charity.

Disabled Travel Advice disabledtraveladvice.co.uk Offers advice on a range of cycle options.

 

Bike buddy schemes

Find someone to share your cycle rides.

Cycling Buddy cyclingbuddy.com

Buddy Up buddyup.com/cycling

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