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:

  • Big Bike Revival - wrap event 2019

    15 November 2019, 3:29 pm

    In 2019, Cycling UK reached more than 48,000 people with the Big Bike Revival in England. At this year's wrap event in Birmingham, Cycling UK heard from repair shops, cycling clubs and community groups who ran BBR events across the country.


  • This Road Safety Week stand up for cycling and walking

    15 November 2019, 1:55 pm

    Road Safety Week is a moment for reflection, but also for action. Cycling UK campaigns officer Keir Gallagher explains how you can get involved.


  • Inspiring volunteers: How the Edinburgh ABC is good for my soul

    15 November 2019, 12:11 pm

    Clare McDonald says volunteering with Cycling UK’s Edinburgh All-Ability Bike Centre (ABC) is ‘good for my soul’. Sam Waller went to meet her and find out more.


  • The Big Bike Revival: Helping refugees

    14 November 2019, 4:38 pm

    In 2019 Big Bike Revival events helped refugees and asylum seekers to cycle. Cycling UK's Megan Cliff spoke to Nasser and Mohammed to find out how their lives have been changed by cycling.


  • Velolife: Council withdraws "senseless and vindictive" legal action

    14 November 2019, 9:44 am

    Velolife, the cycling cafe which faced closure following legal action Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council that sought to ban cyclists for gathering on its premises, can now return to business as usual thanks to Cycling UK and British Cycling.


  • Emily Chappell: Where There's A Will

    13 November 2019, 6:08 am

    Read an extract of Emily Chappell's new book Where There’s A Will. Back in 2015, Emily who is one of the founders of The Adventure Syndicate, embarked on a formidable new bike race: The Transcontinental. 4,000km across Europe, unassisted, in the shortest time possible. On her first attempt she made it only halfway where she found herself suddenly on her back in a field, floored by the physical and mental exertion. A year later she entered the race again – and was the first competing woman to cross the finish line. Her memoir offers inspiration, motivation and a fascinating insight into a woman’s life devoted to cycling.


  • How to lead a group cycle ride

    12 November 2019, 3:38 pm

    Cycling UK has a long history of delivering excellent rides and events. This guide to ride leading is based on the best practice that Cycling UK, its clubs, groups and instructors have accumulated over the years. By taking on the role of ride leader, you are adding to this fine tradition and enabling more people to enjoy this life-enhancing activity.


  • How to organise a charity bike ride or sportive

    12 November 2019, 10:44 am

    Planning is the most important thing when organising a charity cycle ride, particularly as novices often take part. The success of the whole day will depend on your organisation and this information aims to direct your attention to the important things you need to think about before you even get started.


  • Veteran cycles to get his health back on track

    10 November 2019, 7:52 am

    Cycling UK member Leigh Bland served in the RAF for 17 years, but had his life turned upside down after an accident back in the UK. Now he wants to use his experiences to inspire other people, both able-bodied and disabled, to never give up on their goals.


  • Inspiring cyclists: Cycling the North Coast 500 with Parkinson’s

    8 November 2019, 4:31 pm

    Janet Kerr, a 50-year-old Cycling UK member, finished the scenic route around the north coast of Scotland in nine days and has raised thousands of pounds for Parkinson’s UK.