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...

  • Cycle confidence course enables Andrena to cycle for everyday journeys

    21 February 2018, 9:57 am

    Andrena Massie hadn’t been on a bike for over a decade, but after losing over five stone in weight and getting a bike for her 40th birthday, she felt ready to try cycling again.


  • Sarah Wood - Volunteer Ride Leader

    20 February 2018, 2:30 pm

    Sarah, a retired teacher, is a National Standard cycle instructor who helps support cycling activities in her area as both a ride leader and local campaigner. She was one of the Cycling UK 100 Women in Cycling in 2017.


  • Be part of the Challenge Ride Series 2018

    19 February 2018, 10:32 am

    Are you up for a challenge and a wonderful day out on your bike? The Challenge Ride Series 2018 is brought to you by Cycling UK Member Groups and is a fantastic way to explore the British countryside in like-minded company.


  • A63 bike ban consultation extended due to “high volume of interest”

    19 February 2018, 7:30 am

    Following public outcry at controversial proposals to ban cycling for 15 miles along the A63 outside Hull, Highways England has now extended its consultation deadline for objections by a further three weeks.


  • Only £23 per person to tackle obesity crisis, says Cycling UK

    17 February 2018, 12:01 am

    New research by Cycling UK has revealed it could cost as little as £23 per person to ease the burden of obesity-related illnesses on the health service.


  • Effective Cycle Forums

    16 February 2018, 9:18 am

    Many councils have Cycle Forums where officers and elected members meet with local cycling advocates. They operate with varying degrees of success. This briefing looks at how to set one up if there isn't one, good operational practice, along with cures for an ailing Forum.


  • Cycling UK's Cycling Statistics

    15 February 2018, 4:08 pm

    Do you need facts and figures about cycling? Cycling UK's policy team continually analyses statistics, reports and research and here’s their latest round-up:


  • How to love cycling with your partner 

    14 February 2018, 4:09 pm

    As Shakespeare wrote in A Midsummer Night’s Dream “The course of true love never did run smooth” and cycling related romance is no different. Victoria Hazael offers some advice on how to love cycling with your partner.


  • Love at first bike; how two Cycling UK members met through shared passion

    14 February 2018, 9:00 am

    They say the wheels of love never stop turning, and they certainly haven’t for Cycling UK members Sara Hunt and Carl Morecroft, a pair who first met on dating site for people into sports.


  • Travellers' Tales: the road to Rotterdam

    13 February 2018, 4:49 pm

    When the wind blows; on his way to Rotterdam, Pete Martin runs head first into a 'Dutch Hill'.