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

See below for the current items of national news from Cycling UK. If you use a news reader, you can subscribe directly using link:

  • Josie Dew's tribute to her Dad

    17 June 2018, 9:53 am

    Cycling UK's Vice President remembers how her father really encouraged her to ride a bike and have the confidence to go on cycling adventures.


  • Play Together on Pedals helps families get pedal ready!

    15 June 2018, 9:02 am

    Play Together on Pedals Edinburgh will get more pre-school children and their families active, enjoying the fun and freedom of cycling together


  • Community Cycle Clubs step up for Let’s Ride Birmingham

    15 June 2018, 7:53 am

    Thousands of cyclists flooded the streets of Birmingham last Sunday, 10 June, for the city’s second annual Let’s Ride cycle event in glorious sunshine. Dozens of Birmingham’s central streets were closed off to traffic to make way for cycling, with people being able to stop off on route for street performances, pop-up bikes shops and community stalls.


  • Bike Week: Why life is better by bike!

    14 June 2018, 1:25 pm

    Travelling from A to B for transport is seldom fun – unless you go by bike. Josie Dew, Rob Ainsley, Roland Seber, and Dan Joyce describe their enjoyable everyday journeys by bike.


  • Cycling UK's Cycle 4 Health improves both physical and mental health

    14 June 2018, 11:37 am

    Did you know Cycling UK has lots of projects that help people discover the joys of cycling? Cycle 4 Health offers free cycle training at the Fieldhead Mental Health Hospital in Wakefield. Jacqueline Sharp works at the hospital and is a vital link between Cycling UK and Fieldhead’s patients. She's explains the impact the project is having.


  • MPs urged to back amendments to small claims limit that would cheat vulnerable road users out of compensation

    13 June 2018, 9:57 am

    Cycling UK is appealing for common sense to prevail as it urges the Government to drop plans to include vulnerable road users, such as cyclists, in proposals that would cheat them out of full compensation if they are injured on the road.


  • Women's Festival of Cycling event: From Bloomers to Baggies and Beyond

    13 June 2018, 9:37 am

    As 2018 marks 100 years since women in the UK first won the right to vote, Cycling UK is celebrating the launch of our Women's Festival of Cycling with an event that will highlight the bicycle’s role in women’s suffrage. The event on Saturday 30 June takes place in Manchester. It includes an exciting line-up of speakers and activities aimed at exploring the continuing story of women's cycling from its earliest days when female Victorian cyclists started to develop their own styles of 'rational' dress to the present day bike culture.


  • Cycling UK member Natalie Wilson completes epic 5000-mile coast ride to raise awareness of genetic condition

    12 June 2018, 10:38 am

    Cycling UK member Natalie Wilson discovered cycling as a way of coping with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a rare inherited condition that can cause a range of difficult and painful symptoms. In February this year, she set off from her home town of Wokingham for an epic trip on her recumbent trike, covering the 5000 miles of Britain's coastline. After finishing in June, Natalie explains here why she felt ready to take on this challenge, and the incredible people who made it possible.


  • 10 reasons cycling is good for you

    11 June 2018, 9:02 pm

    Most people go out on their bikes because they love it and there is nothing quite like getting out for a ride. But it’s good to know that cycling has all these incredible health benefits too.


  • Join Bike Week's #7daysofcycling

    9 June 2018, 7:25 am

    Bike Week has been paving the way for cyclists since 1923; why not celebrate 95 years of Bike Week by being part of our 7 Days of Cycling.