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:

  • Great Rides: Hadrian's Wall

    20 August 2019, 5:10 am

    Penny Coombe is an archaeologist who cycled along the Hadrian's Wall cycle route, as part of her plan to circumnavigate the edges of the Roman Empire by bike.


  • Second thoughts: Land's End to John o' Groats

    19 August 2019, 1:17 pm

    Cycling journalist and Cycling UK member Laura Laker has set herself the challenge of cycling 980 miles of the LEJOG in 9 days this September. In this latest blog charting her progress, Laura falls out of love with cycling following an overwhelming training regime, but a good friend, pizza and glass of wine saves the day...


  • Big Bike Revival takes off on Bute

    19 August 2019, 9:23 am

    When Dave Hayes moved to the island of Bute in 2017, he envisaged spending his retirement relaxing. It hasn’t turned out quite like that…


  • The 12 biggest mistakes made by new cyclists

    18 August 2019, 5:40 am

    Taking up cycling can be a step into the unknown and you’re bound to make an error somewhere along the line. But we can help at least a little bit - cycling journalist Matt Lamy explains some common mistakes and how to avoid them


  • Velolife update: cycle clubs can resume cafe stops but put cafe at risk if they do

    16 August 2019, 11:52 am

    In the latest twist of the debacle surrounding the treatment of local cyclists and the Velolife Cafe by the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead council, the council is saying cyclists can visit the cafe without threat of legal action, but the cafe will be at risk if they do so.


  • Women's Festival of Cycling: round up

    16 August 2019, 7:56 am

    The Women's Festival of Cycling took place throughout the month of July. Cycling UK's Christina Bengston takes a look back on the festival, what we've achieved and where we go from here.


  • Who controls the future of cycling in England in the new Government?

    15 August 2019, 8:27 am

    Who’s in and who’s out? Cycling UK’s Head of Campaigns Duncan Dollimore takes a look at the ministerial merry-go-round, the politicians we now need to influence to increase investment in active travel, how we do it, what’s in it for them, and why we need your help now!


  • Cycling tips: Essential riding advice for beginners

    15 August 2019, 7:19 am

    Cycling might seem a little daunting if you dont cycle regularly but with a little experience and advice, new riders will quickly feel content out on a bike ride. Here are some helpful tips to set you on the road to a successful cycling life.


  • Just how much can you carry by e-bike?

    15 August 2019, 5:50 am

    Cargobikes can carry a lot more than a regular bike, but when you add on electric assist you can cycle with a load more. Cycling UK's e-bike expert Richard Peace has been investigating how much you can carry on a e-bike and a e-cargo bike.


  • Preparing for the 1,200km Paris-Brest-Paris

    14 August 2019, 8:10 pm

    How do you get ready for a long-distance ride like the historic Paris-Brest-Paris? Cycling UK Development Officer, Esmond Sage takes us through the ups and downs of his preparations for the biggest challenge of his cycling life.