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:

  • West Sussex County Council to go to court over cycle lane removal

    17 September 2021, 1:22 pm

    Cycling UK granted permission for judicial review on removal of Upper Shoreham Road cycle lane


  • Stings in the tail: Cycling UK dismayed by monster lorries roll-out

    16 September 2021, 11:09 am

    With their extended tail-swing and intimidating presence, longer semi-trailers are not good news for people who walk and cycle. Cycling UK's Cherry Allan explains why


  • Tandem power brings sighted and visually impaired people together

    16 September 2021, 9:40 am

    Tandems had a starring role at the recent Paralympics where Team GB’s cyclists enjoyed huge success. But you don’t have to be an athlete to be an everyday hero: find out why people across the UK are taking to a bicycle made for two with Cycling UK groups and how you can join them


  • Why Cycling UK is pedalling on COP26 and how you can join in

    16 September 2021, 9:01 am

    The COP26 climate summit is being hosted in Glasgow in November. Jim Densham, Cycling UK campaigns and policy manager in Scotland, explains why and how we are supporting cyclists to take part in a day of global action.


  • Travellers' tales: Over the Pennines

    15 September 2021, 11:00 pm

    With sun forecast, David Gladman took an impromptu tour of the Trans Pennine Trail


  • European first as Scots get cycling with interest free loans to buy bikes

    13 September 2021, 10:33 am

    Innovative new Access Bikes scheme from Cycling UK and credit unions will enable people on lower incomes to buy bikes, thanks to 0% interest loans with no deposit


  • Top 10 tips for cycling at university

    10 September 2021, 3:42 pm

    As students prepare to return to university, Cycling UK’s communications officer Christina Bengston shares her top 10 tips to help you make the most of navigating your campus by bike


  • Battle of the bollard: Council to face judicial review over scrapped active travel scheme

    10 September 2021, 2:58 pm

    The first of a number of legal cases challenging councils pulling out active travel interventions will go to court on 6 October - but the local campaign group needs your help.


  • Access Bikes FAQs for the public

    9 September 2021, 1:30 pm

    Access Bikes is a scheme which offers an interest-free, no-deposit loan to help people in Scotland buy an adult bike and accessories to use for everyday journeys. The scheme also offers tailored advice and support to help people choose a bike and start cycling with confidence. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about the project.


  • Access Bikes FAQs for bike shops

    9 September 2021, 1:11 pm

    Access Bikes is a new and innovative project from Cycling UK which aims to provide financial and practical support to help people overcome barriers to cycling. Funded by Transport Scotland and delivered in partnership with Scotwest and Capital credit unions, our aim is to work with 500 participants this year, providing no deposit interest free credit union loans of £500 to buy an adult bike and accessories for everyday journeys.