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: http://www.cyclinguk.org/rss.xml
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.