Welcome to Portsmouth CTC - the friendly club for anyone in Southeast Hampshire or Southwest Sussex who likes cycling. It doesn't matter whether you're an experienced cyclist or a beginner, or lapsed. Or whether you like to ride fast or just potter along enjoying the beautiful countryside of Hampshire and West Sussex. If you're bored cycling on your own, or on the same old route, come and try us. We know all the best country lanes to avoid traffic, and the best tea shops! And it's not all men - over a third of our members are women.
Limited resumption of group rides
We have suspended our normal group rides during the COVID-19 emergency. With the announcements by UK Government and Cycling UK made at the beginning of June, we have introduced a new kind of group ride called a 'Pop-up' ride. Essentially they are rides of six people or less created by Portsmouth CTC ride leaders ad hoc. Read our announcement here.
We run several weekly rides to suit all tastes and abilities - click here to see our ride types, and here to see what you need. Anyone is welcome, but if you aren’t a Cycling UK member, we ask you to complete a ride entry form and observe our guidelines for club rides - there's no need to book. If you like us and want to ride regularly, you'll need to join Cycling UK, which gives you local membership and many additional benefits, including third-party insurance.
We also run cycle tours at home and abroad, work with local councils to improve cycling facilities, run social events and produce a quarterly magazine. Some of our members attend other cycle events, such as randonnée or Audax rides. And did we mention we're very friendly?
Already a Cycling UK member? If you already have a site login, click here for the local member page. If not, why not apply for one here? A login id gives you access to the members' area of this site and you can opt to receive notifications and club update emails.