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:

  • Great Rides: Ticket to Ride

    21 June 2021, 7:45 am

    Interrailing isn’t just for gap-year students. Clive Parker used a European travel pass and a Brompton for a whistle-stop tour of France and Italy


  • Cycling UK calls for failings in road traffic law to be fixed

    19 June 2021, 11:42 pm

    Cycling UK’s report outlining how and why the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill must tackle five failings of Britain’s road traffic laws has been published today


  • Cycling UK partners with Linen Quarter BID to support cycling in Belfast

    18 June 2021, 8:35 am

    Cycling event on 2 July to launch an exciting new partnership to get more people cycling in Belfast


  • Meet our members: Marcia Roberts

    18 June 2021, 7:00 am

    Last year, 54-year-old Marcia set the women’s record for LEJOGLE – Land’s End to John o’ Groats and back. She spoke to Dan Joyce


  • Cycling UK takes Shoreham cycle lane challenge to Court of Appeal

    17 June 2021, 1:31 pm

    After the High Court refused a judicial review of the removal of a popular cycle lane in West Sussex, Cycling UK is stepping up the fight


  • Do I need special kit to try bikepacking?

    17 June 2021, 8:00 am

    Bikepacking is just stripped-down cycle touring, usually conducted off-road or on mixed terrain, often involving wild camping. Cycling UK's Communications Manager, Sam Jones makes sense of bikepacking


  • Frank Patterson: Cycling illustrator

    17 June 2021, 7:45 am

    Frank Patterson was one of Britain’s most accomplished and prolific illustrators of cycling scenes. His career spanned over half a century, from the 1890s to 1950s: the golden age of cycling. His pen and ink drawings from high wheelers leaned against pub walls, to cyclists on countryside tours document a lost world and a pivotal part of Cycling UK’s heritage. Historian Sheila Hanlon delves deeper


  • Review: Ravemen PR1600

    16 June 2021, 11:23 am

    Dan Joyce reviewed the high-power headlight with on max alternative beams: full and ‘dipped’


  • Cycling UK group Farcycles wins Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

    16 June 2021, 10:59 am

    Congratulations to Cycling UK affiliated group, Farcycles on their Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Their community work in Farindgon, Oxfordshire promotes the physical, mental health and wellbeing benefits of cycling


  • Cycle lane consultation – a test case for action on climate change

    16 June 2021, 9:55 am

    For the Scottish Government to meet its ambitions for cycling and its climate targets, it must construct more cycle lanes. Cycling UK's campaigns and policy manager for Scotland, Jim Densham, suggests how consultation processes need to be re-balanced to make this happen