The Club magazine, the Pedal, is published twice a year, in the Spring and in the Autumn. It’s full of interesting articles and Club news. It's an online publication available free to all Portsmouth CTC members. It works with all kinds of device.

Portsmouth CTC members can click/tap here to read the latest edition. Alternatively, they can print a copy to read it that way.

Members can also browse an online archive of all Pedals produced since 2001. The oldest edition in our library is from 1956!

Contribute an article

We welcome articles from Portsmouth CTC members.

Articles should be somewhere between 250 and 1250 words. Try to illustrate your article with photos, maps and diagrams wherever possible. Full articles describing cycling adventures and tours are great and we continue to need them, but short articles of a great day out are equally welcome. If you’ve never written an article before, why not get together with a friend and produce a joint effort; writing in pairs or threes can be more productive.

Technical articles are also welcome. If you’ve acquired a new bike, tell us about it: what’s good about it and what’s not so good. Or maybe a short review of a cycling component or a new bit of cycling kit. We'll even accept articles that are non-cycling, if they're of broader interest to members.

Other cycling issues such as new routes or campaigns are also welcome.

Tip 1 – if you’ve got a story that’s interesting then write it up whilst it’s fresh in your mind, rather than waiting for a publication deadline. You can always submit something weeks before the deadline.

Tip 2 – Don’t overly worry about spelling and grammar, you're not expected to be a professor of English. Focus on the story or message you want to convey. The editor will sort the technicalities out. Set your inner creative self-free!

Submit your articles to the editor: