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Julie Rand, CTC Information Team

CTC’s AGM and Dinner in Glasgow on Saturday 10 May is the perfect opportunity to meet fellow members; influence the democratic process; congratulate the winners of CTC’s Volunteer of the Year awards; and take part in an exciting bike ride, of course! And don’t forget the morning’s networking event, where you can learn a range of skills to encourage and support cycling in your area - contact Sue Cherry to register for the events.
Space for Cycling goes national
CTC is excited to be charity partner again for the Orbital Cycling Festival, which takes place at the historic Goodwood Motor Circuit in Sussex on 26-27 July. There will be racing across all disciplines, as well as family rides and stalls plus, of course, the famous Brompton World Championships. If you would like to be part of the action yourself, why not join the CTC Crew? All you have to do is to commit to raising funds to help support our vital campaigning and development work. Other volunteer roles are also available.
Space for Cycling

More top stories

Lorries must be safer for cyclists, says European Parliament
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Thanks to some outstanding campaigning, the European Parliament voted to make lorries safer for cyclists on Tuesday, but the UK Government needs to approve it otherwise it won't become law. Please write to the Secretary of State for Transport and urge him to make lorries safer.
Northern highlights
Need some inspiration to get cycling? CTC Student Member Erwan Elias has made a lovely short film extolling the joys of cycling in Aberdeen.  If you want to discover the best routes in the area  check out CTC Grampian’s group rides, they know all the best places to stop for a pint or a tasty slice of cake too! Also, next Saturday CTC Scotland members from all over the country will be coming together to Pedal on Parliament in Edinburgh.
Sounds interesting
The Tour de Force Bicycle Orchestras are looking for cyclists to be part of the Yorkshire Festival. The Levenshulme Bicycle Orchestra are running free workshops to create new music from bicycle parts. Participants will assemble their own instrument (which might include a Singing Wheel, a Bicycle Thumb Piano, Handlebar Trumpet or a Frame Harp), learn to play it and then create music together to be performed on the same day.
Bikes not vans, says logistics firm
By replacing 33 vans with the same number of cargo bikes, DHL Netherlands saves hundreds of thousands of Euros a year and 152 tonnes of CO2. But it's not just big firms: masses of small start-ups are helping to tackle last mile delivery by bike, delegates at the CycleLogistics conference learned in Nijmegen this week. 
Hold on tight - it's gonna be a bumpy ride!
Bike Week
What is your local group up to for Bike Week? Find out how you and your cycling friends can put on events for Bike Week and help many more people get back on their bikes this summer. Bike Week is from 14-22 June and if you organise a ride you will get free advice, support and insurance.
Eggcellent member benefit…
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The four day Easter weekend provides the perfect opportunity to get the whole family out on two-wheels and enjoy time outdoors. If camping, travelling, or exploring your local area, Cotswold Outdoor has quality kit to make sure you’re prepared for your adventures, whatever the weather. Better still CTC members receive 15% off clothing and equipment, online and at their nationwide stores.
Made in Britain - enjoy Bespoked at a reduced rate
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Demand for cycle parking is probably a lot less in the harsh environment of the Amazon rainforest. Former cricketer Freddie Flintoff and well-known cycling author Robert Penn are currently attempting The Road to Nowhere, a 1200km ride along the TransAmazonian highway for Sky TV to raise awareness of deforestation. The second episode can be seen tonight on Sky 1 HD at 9.00pm.
It's not cricket for Freddie and Robert
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Do you want to take a look inside the newly-reopened Olympic velodrome? This weekend, Bespoked, the UK’s handmade bicycle show, takes place at the amazing venue in east London. CTC members can buy two tickets for the price of one so you can take a friend along with you to enjoy not only the stunning 'dream machines', but also see where Team GB rode to glory in 2012.
Julie Rand

Julie Rand has edited CycleClips since 2011 and has been working at CTC in various guises since 2001.

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