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:

  • Catch up: Women's Festival of Cycling Webinar Series

    18 September 2020, 6:52 pm

    The Women's Festival of Cycling ran for the fourth year this July with the aim of getting more women cycling regularly. As the world turned digital following the outbreak of Covid-19 we developed a webinar series to address, discuss and seek the solutions to enable more women to cycle. Cycling UK's Lucy Watherston explains how if you missed the webinars you can catch up or watch them again.


  • Why increasing maximum sentences for killer drivers doesn’t fix the problem

    18 September 2020, 8:26 am

    This week, the Government proposed, again, that killer drivers would receive life sentences, but ignored the elephant in the room: our road traffic laws and penalties aren’t fit for purpose. Head of Campaigns Duncan Dollimore explains why tinkering at the edges isn’t the answer, and a full review of road traffic offences and penalties – first promised six years ago – is still needed.


  • Time to fight back against the bike lane backlash

    17 September 2020, 4:27 pm

    As a growing number of newspaper headlines proclaim pop-up cycle lanes are being ripped out, accused of causing traffic mayhem, it's time to start fighting back


  • Review: Alpkit Koala Exo-Rail seatpack

    17 September 2020, 9:00 am

    Ralph Jessop reviews the bikepacking seatpack-and-rail bundle that limits sway and works with a dropper


  • Autumn edition Velocheer: Issue 11 of Cycling UK's newsletter for all our volunteers

    16 September 2020, 3:31 pm

    Velocheer is a quarterly e-newsletter from Cycling UK for all our wonderful current and would-be volunteers. It aims to inspire and entertain, as well as keeping readers informed about everything they need to know to make volunteering for Cycling UK the best possible experience. Read Issue 11 September 2020 now:


  • On my bike: Tom Watson

    16 September 2020, 3:30 pm

    We spoke to Author and former deputy leader of the Labour Party, Tom Watson about life in the saddle


  • Thousands log ride for World's Biggest Bike Ride

    15 September 2020, 2:25 pm

    Cycling UK’s first ever World’s Biggest Bike Ride event has been hailed a success after thousands of people logged rides at the weekend.


  • Polly clocks up 1,000 lockdown kilometres thanks to WheelNess

    15 September 2020, 2:21 pm

    Student nurse Polly Talbot found cycling a safe and healthy way to get to work during the pandemic – and it has inspired her to explore further afield


  • Cycling to Work: as easy as riding a bike

    15 September 2020, 8:50 am

    A simple step-by-step guide to help you make the journey back to work by bike.


  • Coronavirus: Advice and guidance for Cycling UK member and affiliate groups

    14 September 2020, 4:00 pm

    Cycling UK is advising that group riding of up to 15 people can now go ahead in Wales and Northern Ireland, and in Scotland if special protocols are followed, but in England the figure should once again be limited to six. We urge everyone to follow best practice to minimise risk