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:

  • Cycling UK volunteer Malcolm Margolis receives the British Empire Medal

    18 April 2019, 4:25 pm

    Malcolm is a long-time volunteer in cycling. He is a campaigner as well as a founder-member of Cycling UK-affiliate group Harrogate Wheel Easy. His well-deserved award was announced in the Queen's New Year's Honours List in December 2018 and the medal was presented on Tuesday 9 April by Mrs Jo Ropner, Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, herself a cyclist.


  • Easter eggs, cycling and burning calories

    18 April 2019, 11:39 am

    Cycling is great exercise and an excellent way to burn off any extra calories you may consume over the Easter weekend. But how long will you have to cycle for? Take a look at our handy guide to cycling off your Easter treats.


  • Trail blazing: Creating a rideable North Downs Way

    17 April 2019, 9:25 am

    Cycling UK is working with national trails officers and landowners to create a fully rideable North Downs Way. Cycling UK Senior Campaigns and Communications officer Sam Jones led the inaugural ride.


  • Review: Tubeless repair kits

    16 April 2019, 4:00 pm

    The sealant in tubeless tyres plugs most punctures automatically. When the hole is too big for the liquid to seal, you can either fit a spare innertube (check for thorns in the tyre first!) or use a tubeless repair kit, says Dan Joyce.


  • Travellers' Tales: Touring in 1923

    15 April 2019, 6:13 am

    What was it like cycling in the 1920s in the UK? Excerpts from the diary of Harry Saunders were found by his grandson Mike Freeman.


  • 10 easy ways you can help improve cycling

    14 April 2019, 11:00 pm

    Microvolunteering is a great opportunity for you to support the important work we do on behalf of cyclists everywhere, without taking up much of your valuable cycling time.


  • Trails for Wales: what happens now?

    12 April 2019, 12:40 pm

    Thousands of miles of trails will be opened up for cycling and horse riding across Wales in a landmark reform of access laws, following years of campaigning by Cycling UK and OpenMTB. Cycling UK’s off-road campaigns officer Sophie Gordon answers your questions and explores how it could work.


  • Northern Ireland Government department wins award as cycle-friendly employer

    11 April 2019, 4:10 pm

    BELFAST (Thursday, 11 April): The Department for Infrastructure (DfI), which is responsible for promoting cycling and developing better walking and cycling infrastructure in Northern Ireland, has shown they practise what they preach as it became the second UK organisation to receive international recognition as a cycle friendly employer.


  • CTC Grampian: Celebrating three decades of cycling and hundreds of new members

    11 April 2019, 1:32 pm

    The first meeting of what was then known as Grampian District Association but is now CTC Grampian, a Cycling UK Member Group, took place on 14 March 1989. Thirty years later, the group is still going strong and now has 450 members and 250 led rides per year in the fabulous countryside around Aberdeen in north east Scotland.


  • 10 great event ideas to try for Bike Week

    9 April 2019, 3:50 pm

    Be a part of the UK's celebration of everything that's great about cycling. Getting involved with Bike Week is simple, inspiring and above all fun.