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...

  • Will the laws for driverless cars protect cyclists?

    21 November 2017, 1:42 pm

    A bill to enable the use of autonomous vehicles is currently being led through Parliament, and with it comes considerable debate on the ethics, risks and benefits of autonomous vehicles. Cycling UK believes the bill has gaps which endanger cyclists, and has responded, setting out our position in a note to Parliament. Chris Peck goes into the detail.


  • Charity cycling group in Walsall devastated by mass bicycle theft

    16 November 2017, 11:36 am

    A cycling group running confidence-building rides for the local community at Walsall Arboretum has been put on hold, following the callous theft of all 11 of the group’s newly purchased bicycles.


  • Great Rides: Bikepacking the West Country Way

    14 November 2017, 2:02 pm

    Anna Cipullo spent three days bikepacking through both Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks following the West Country Way.


  • The end of summertime sees the end of Cycling UK's inaugural Challenge Ride Series

    10 November 2017, 5:52 pm

    Cycling UK's fantastic summer of cycling finally came to an end with the Emitremmus Desrever and Lite rides on Sunday 29 October, the last events in the Challenge Ride Series 2017, which comprised 16 amazing rides throughout the UK put on by our Member Groups.


  • Veteran Chris Alston pedals his way back to physical and mental health

    10 November 2017, 10:27 am

    Chris Alston, Cycling UK’s Development Officer in Liverpool, opens up about how cycling improved his mental health after he left the army.


  • Veteran injured by an IED is now helping other veterans through cycling

    9 November 2017, 9:05 am

    Don McLean stepped on an improvised explosive device and it changed his life forever. His 19-year career in the Royal Marines came to an end and he is now setting up a group to support veterans through cycling.


  • The Dartmoor Devil celebrates its 25th birthday

    8 November 2017, 12:24 pm

    Dartmoor plays host to one of the country's most infamous, iconic and tough bike rides: the 106km Dartmoor Devil. Since 1993, riders have set out on the moorland challenge, which sees them have to scale the dizzy heights of the moors, only to plummet down into a valley before doing it all again.


  • Great Rides: Teenagers cycle from Beijing to Tehran.

    7 November 2017, 9:50 am

    Aged 19 and 18, Cycling UK members Charles Stevens and Will Hsu became the youngest cyclists to ride the 10,000km Silk Road from Beijing to Tehran.


  • Choose the best cycling jeans - group test

    4 November 2017, 11:25 am

    For urban cycling, there are better compromises than uncomfortable denim or geeky bike gear. Editor of Cycle magazine Dan Joyce tests jeans designed for cyclists


  • Keeping Wales active

    3 November 2017, 9:48 am

    The latest phase of the Active Travel (Wales) Act closed today (Friday 3 November), as Welsh local authorities submitted their maps and plans to the Government for the future provision of cycling and walking routes. Cycling UK campaigner Sam Jones reports.