Cycling UK

Portsmouth CTC is part of Cycling UK, a national body previously known as CTC.

The Cycling UK web site contains a lot of information about the Cycling UK, its activities and cycling in general.  For example:

  • About Cycling UK - introduces Cycling UK, what it does and why it deserves your support
  • Campaigning - introduces Cycling UK's campaign activities

Here are the current items of national news from Cycling UK...

  • Cycling UK member Mark Beaumont breaks the world record in 79 days

    Inspirational ultra-endurance cyclist and Cycling UK member Mark Beaumont has completed his 80 day round the world tour just 79 days, regaining his world record.

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  • Cycling UK reaction to Alliston sentencing

    Cycling UK reacts to the sentencing of former courier Charlie Alliston, who collided with mother-of-two, Kim Briggs while riding an illegal fixed wheel bicycle without a front brake. Alliston has been jailed at the Old Bailey for 18 months.

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  • Metro mayor makes record cycling investment commitment in West Midlands

    Following campaigning from Cycling UK and local affiliated groups, Mayor Andy Street, the first metro mayor of the West Midlands, has demonstrated his commitment to cycling by announcing plans to spend £10 per head annually on cycling in his ten year strategy, Movement for Growth. How has he done it? And how can other local political leaders follow suit? Our Infrastructure Campaigner, Tom Guha, investigates.

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  • How to survive riding in the rain

    Do you dread the weather forecast? Are you a fairweather cyclist, only venturing out if the sky is cloud free with a gentle breeze blowing? Is the car or bus your preferred choice when rain threatens? Read Cycling UK's guide to cycling in the rain and it might just change your mind.

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  • Cycling UK calls for greater public awareness of 'car dooring'

    Cycling UK today (Monday, 11 September) called for wider awareness to be made about the dangers of car dooring and how to prevent it through a public awareness campaign.

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  • Manon Carpenter backs Trails for Wales

    Ahead of the UCI MTB World Championships in Cairns, Australia, now retired Welsh world mountain bike champion Manon Carpenter has added her support to Cycling UK’s Trails for Wales campaign in a short video.

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  • Scotland doubles annual funding for cycling and walking to £80m

    Cycling UK today (Tuesday, 05 September) welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement to double the annual level of funding for active travel (cycling and walking), by £40m, bringing the total to £80m.

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  • Cycling UK backs Liverpool's commonwealth bid alongside professional cyclist Steve Cummings

    Professional cyclist and double national champion, Steve Cummings, took time out from his busy schedule to support his local club's time trial and back Liverpool’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games alongside Cycling UK.

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  • Charlie Alliston case

    Here is Cycling UK's response in full to the case of Charlie Alliston, 20, a cyclist who knocked over Kim Briggs resulting in her death in east London last year. Alliston was cleared of her manslaughter, but he was found guilty of causing bodily harm by "wanton or furious driving".

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  • Big Bike Revival gets Devanshi cycling to work

    Devanshi Vyas used to cycle to work but stopped when she moved to Edinburgh, but a visit to the Big Bike Revival event in West Lothian has given her inspiration, guidance and confidence to get back into a cycling commute. We caught up with her to learn more about her story, the barriers she faces to cycling and her future plans.

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