Posted On: Sun 19-May 2013
By: Luke Peters
Awards Sweep at CTC National Dinner

Lauren Higham led the way in Guisborough with Hertfordshire CTC having one winner in each of the categories.

Lauren won the CTC Tourist Competition for junior girls, 9 points clear of the nearest challenger.

Daniel Moore and Luke Peters jointly won the award for the CTC Young Volunteer of the Year in the East of England.

The Emitremmus Ride Makers won the CTC Volunteers of the Year award for the East of England for their efforts in making the event run smoothly once again.

Stevenage & North Hertfordshire CTC won the CTC Voluntary Group of the Year for the East of England, and were second nationally.

Finally, but certainly not least, John Metcalf won the Campaigning Achievement award for the East of England and was second nationally.
Posted On: Thu 09-May 2013
By: Tina Walker
Saturday 11 May - Cyclesafe event at longfields training centre

There is a HCC cyclesafe event @ Longfields Fire Service Training Centre from 10am until 2pm. They will be doing bike marking and other stuff and the HCC cycle trainers will be there doing free lessons:-) pass on the message!

So that anyone can go but not miss the ride, the planned Saturday ride will pick up from the event on route to Hitchin.
Posted On: Wed 08-May 2013
By: Daniel Mann
Blazing Saddles - April 2013 Update

The weather has been getting better over the course of April and we've definitely seen an increase in the number of riders taking part in our rides and here is how the competition stands after April 2013!

Alan Baxter still leads the mens on 56 points with Jim Brown still close behind on 50. Richard Button is a little way behind the two of them on 43 but it looks like those three are breaking away from the rest of the group.

Lynn Bonnici still leads the ladies competition on 41 points with Elaine Walker not far behind on 34 points and in third place is Jackie Cooper on 29 points.

There's been a change since last month to the juniors where Lauren Higham is now on 15 points and have broken away from the draw with Sean Browne who now has 12 points with Kieran Higham still holding onto third place with 8 points.

Head on over to our Blazing Saddles page to see the full results for April 2013.
Posted On: Sat 04-May 2013
By: Luke Peters
Online Entries for Stevenage Circular Cycle

As of this moment, the Stevenage & North Hertfordshire CTC have introduced a pilot scheme for online entries to the Stevenage Circular Cycle.

This system has been developed by the group's volunteers and has undergone extensive development to enable each of the event organisers to gather the information in the many formats needed for different organisations while making it quicker for you to enter our events.

To enter the event, you need only go to the link on the event page to make your entry online. Your feedback will be greatly appreciated, if you have any to provide, please visit our Contact page and select "Website" from the dropdown of possible subjects.

If this is a success, we hope to roll this out to all of our main events, and possibly some of our social events such as the Christmas Dinner as well.
Posted On: Wed 24-Apr 2013
By: Luke Peters
Get Britain Cycling Petition

Following the release of the report from the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Committee about getting Britain cycling, an online petition has been setup.

If this nationwide petition reaches 100,000 signatories, a parliamentary debate must be held.

You can read the report at allpartycycling.org.

This report has called for the government to act on two points in particular:
  • aim for 10% trips by bike by 2025, and 25% by 2050

  • 10 per person, per year in funding for cycling

This petition is jointly led by the Times newspaper, Sustrans, the AA, British Cycling and the CTC. You can sign the petition by going to the number 10 website.

The possibilities of what can be achieved have already been shown in places such as Cambridge where more than a quarter of all journeys are by bike, this is achievable in the rest of the UK.

Please sign this petition to have cycling facilities improved throughout the UK.