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Cycling Associations

CTC the UK's National Cyclists' Organisation
CTC offers a comprehensive and specialised service for the leisure and commuting cyclist. It provides technical advice, information, a magazine, cycling related legal aid, insurance, organised tours, specialist mail order, thousands of cycling events annually, and the opportunity to be part of the UK's largest cycling organisation, with more than 70,000 members and supporters at home and throughout the world.

British Cycling Federation
The internationally recognised governing body for cycling in Great Britain.

League of Veteran Racing Cyclists
Provides racing for cyclists who are veterans, not for bikes that are veterans. To be eligible to join you must be 40 years of age or more; the League is open equally to male and female bike racers.

London Cycling Campaign
LCC's vision is to make London a world-class cycling city. The major aims are: improving services for those who cycle; improving quality of life; involving Londoners in cycling; to be leaders in urban cycling.

Cycle Chilterns
Three year project starting 2012, to increase car-free tourist travel from gateway towns in the Chilterns, linking to the Chilterns Cycleway.

Audax UK
The premier long distance cyclists' association in the UK.

The Tandem Club of the United Kingdom
The Tandem Club was formed in the UK in 1971 primarily to provide otherwise unobtainable spare parts and technical advice on how to maintain the older machines. This is still an important function but since then the Club has developed along with the increased interest in tandems, extending the range of services and benefits it offers to its members, and currently the Club has a world wide membership of over 5,000 members.

Sky Ride
Guided Rides, Big Bike Events

Online Cycling Accessories

Wiggle
Wiggle offers great deals on everything for you and your bike. They stock a superb range of clothing, parts and accessories, many at half price. Free delivery and 0% Finance available online.

Evans Cycles
Reputedly the largest independent cycle dealer in the UK with one of the largest mail order departments. Stores are located in London and the South East. Voted the 'Best British Bike Shop' in both 2003 and 2004.

CTC - Shop
Good selection of quality components and an excellent range of new bicycles. All at 10% discount to CTC members.

KooBikes
Launched in 2010 as a result of keen bike riders and local bike shop staff that decided a new forward thinking online store was needed. Aims for 100% customer satisfaction, fast delivery, 365 day returns, and offers 10% back for every purchase.

Cycling Holidays

Cycle Breaks
Cycling Holidays in Suffolk and Norfolk. With quiet rural lanes, pretty villages and miles of unspoilt coastline, the heritage counties of Suffolk and Norfolk provide the ideal location for a relaxing cycling holiday.

Cycling Holidays Directory
Compendium of cycling holidays in the United Kingdom.

UK Cycling Holidays
Guided or self-guided cycling holidays.

CTC Cycling Holidays
The CTC offers a full range of guided and self-guided tours suitable for cyclists of all abilities.

Cycling Maps

Sustrans
The National Cycle Network is a comprehensive network of safe and attractive places to cycle throughout the UK. Visit the website for interactive mapping of these and other signed cycle routes.

Ordnance Survey Maps
The definitive supplier of quality maps.

Get a map
Create your own outdoors routes, view & print Ordance Survey maps.

Routes & Maps - London Transport Link
London cycling guides.

Splash Maps
Washable, all weather maps.

Route Planning

http://www.cyclestreets.net/journey/
Cycleroute finder

http://www.mapmyride.com/create
Good route planning, best with an account as you can then save routes you have planned.

http://www.bikehike.co.uk/mapview.php
Good route planning, also lets you add text for points of interest, tea and lunch stops.

http://www.bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx
Good route planning, also lets you produce a cue sheet to print off.

Cycling Topics

The Science of Cycling
This site focuses on the science behind cycling. There are over 20 pages in six main sections, 20 audio and video clips, lots of images and a fascinating article on the history and unique culture of cycling.

Cycling Plus
Informative magazine. Many articles of general interest.

Bicycle Traveller Magazine
Stories from the bike touring world, plus gear reviews and inspiring photos.

Spoke Calculator
Free spoke calculator.

Cycling Clubs

CTC West Middlesex
Medium paced Sunday rides in the Thames Valley and Chilterns, normally meeting at the Ickenham "pump".

Edgware CTC
Sunday Rides in the Chilterns and South Hertfordshire, starting from Bushey, Croxley Green and Edgwarebury Lane.

Central London CTC
Organise all-day cycle rides for all abilities in the countryside around London.

South Bucks CTC
Covering South Bucks, with 7 Wednesday rides, 4 Sunday rides and a regular Friday Coffee Pot. Sub groups include Aylesbury, Chiltern Hills, Midweek, Thames Valley, and the Road Club.

Reading CTC
Organises lead rides and other cycling events, both on and off road, to suit all abilities. Rides start from several points around Reading and explore the countryside of Berkshire and the surrounding counties.

South Herts CTC
Based in South Herts, rides usually start in St Albans, Hatfield or Hertford.

West Herts CTC
Rides normally start in or around Hemel Hempstead.

CTC South West London
Provide rides into Surrey, Kent and surrounding counties. Sub groups include Beginners, Cheam and Morden, and the Midweek Wayfarers.

Spokes
Cycling and campaign group for cyclists in South West Herts.

Ealing Friday Riders
Social rides round London, the Chiltern's and Surrey. Every Friday 9am from Cafe Nero, Ealing.

Rough Stuff Fellowship
Off road cycling aimed at enjoying the countryside, the local group covers the Home Counties.

Summit MTB Club
Mountain Bike club for the Chiltern Hills, rides usally cover 15 to 20 miles and take 2 to 3 hours.