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by Jules
25 Nov 2010, 11:59am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: How to keep warm in winter
Replies: 5
Views: 52351

How to keep warm in winter

Thanks to i-Contact reader Tina who sent these tips in. She won a BikeBin for doing so! I feel the cold being quite thin so I find that the main thing is to have layers to add/remove as needed. Head: Buff as skull cap under helmet 2nd buff acts as 'gaiter' around neck on wet days. Upper body: Vest, ...
by Jules
1 Nov 2010, 10:56am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Great ideas for games at Level 1
Replies: 4
Views: 103610

Re: Great ideas for games at Level 1

Thanks. When I get round to it I will put some more up.
by Jules
21 Oct 2010, 10:25am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Great ideas for games at Level 1
Replies: 4
Views: 103610

Great ideas for games at Level 1

The Sausage Sandwich Game was sent in by Sue O'Sullivan, who won an Ortlieb shopping pannier in a recent i-Contact competition. Thanks Sue, we love this game for its silliness but also because it teaches good Level 1 control skills whilst making training fun! A game I ask children to play in the pla...
by Jules
20 Sep 2010, 2:27pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Cycle leader books
Replies: 6
Views: 51982

Re: Cycle leader books

hi, try downloading the CTC Ride Leader Guidelines from the website and also Cycling With a Group http://www.ctc.org.uk/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabID=4972

CTC can also offer bespoke courses in ride leading to organisations etc - contact Greg Woodford at CTC for details: Greg.Woodford@ctc.org.uk
by Jules
20 Sep 2010, 2:25pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: In at the deep end
Replies: 3
Views: 51523

Re: In at the deep end

Hi, cycling proficiency is an outmoded scheme now and has largely been replaced by Bikeability and the National Standard in cycle training. See cycle training on the CTC website or Google Bikeability for more details. What you should NOT be doing is delivering cycle training without the proper crede...
by Jules
19 Jul 2010, 2:40pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Goverment cuts
Replies: 7
Views: 49428

Re: Goverment cuts

http://services.parliament.uk/hansard/C ... rt003.html

See link above for recent government responses on the subject of funding for cycling and cycle training
by Jules
21 Jun 2010, 12:25pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: i-Contact June 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 33614

Re: i-Contact June 2010

Thanks Roland, sounds like a superb event and thanks for letting us know about it! Keep up the good work and hope you get lots of people on your rides.
by Jules
17 Jun 2010, 3:16pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: i-Contact June 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 33614

i-Contact June 2010

Please let us know your thoughts and any ideas or links for future items. Thanks very much. Julie, i-Contact editor.
by Jules
15 Jun 2010, 1:45pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Training providers in Surrey?
Replies: 3
Views: 33097

Re: Training providers in Surrey?

Hi see the list of instructors on CTC's cycle training section of the website www.ctc.org.uk/cycletraining - there are a few listed for Hants/Surrey so I'm sure you will find someone who can help.
by Jules
19 Nov 2009, 2:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to ride a tandem in a wedding dress?
Replies: 45
Views: 2597

Re: How to ride a tandem in a wedding dress?

My husband and I actually did ride to our reception on the back of a borrowed tandem. I wore a cheapish long white silk dress (£40 in Monsoon sale!) so I didn't mind too much that it got oil on it and I did hitch it up out of the way but, in retrospect, I wished I'd covered the chain with a bit of c...
by Jules
6 Apr 2009, 2:58pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Found - Thorn Audax limited edition
Replies: 2
Views: 1558

Found - Thorn Audax limited edition

Dear CTC I am a Police Officer within Avon and Somerset Constabulary. I am currently investigating a crime whereby I have recover a stolen Thorn bicycle from an offender. The incident happened in the Redland area of Bristol and I recovered the bike on Friday 6th March 2009. It is a Thorn AUDAX limit...
by Jules
20 Jan 2009, 11:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: So you REALLY want to know the weather?
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Weather

You can't beat the Metoffice rainfall radar for an accurate picture of exactly how wet or dry the next few hours are likely to be - I use it all the time to see if I'm going to get wet on the way home. Keep it in your favourites.
by Jules
19 Sep 2008, 3:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?
Replies: 358
Views: 43294

Cycling women

More women cycling could be achieved by more emphasis on the positive benefits of incorporating cycling into everyday life as part of the essential 30mins exercise a day necessary for good health. Helmet hair is a real concern of many women but also a handy excuse for not riding a bike - there are m...
by Jules
21 May 2008, 2:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to learn to ride
Replies: 5
Views: 694

As an instructor, I endorse the above. It's never too late to learn but an instructor will provide dispassionate objective advice which may speed the process up and make it more enjoyable as well.
by Jules
30 Apr 2008, 12:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why are children's bikes soooo heavy???
Replies: 17
Views: 2577

kids' bikes

Also consider Ridgeback's MX range. Slightly cheaper than Islabikes (under £200) but next best thing. We've had ours for several years and it's done 2 kids and a lot of mileage. Now replaced by a snazzy Specialized but it'd probably creak on for while longer if necessary.