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:

  • Travellers' Tales: Scandi non-drama in the Sweden

    20 February 2019, 8:39 am

    Andrew Stevenson enjoyed an easy 270km bike route through Sweden


  • What are the three basic types of infrastructure for cycling?

    19 February 2019, 7:00 am

    In this article, Cycling UK looks at the three main ways of providing high-quality space for cycling: physically protected space; streets with motor traffic filtered out and low speed limits; and routes entirely away from motor traffic.


  • Winter training tips for experienced riders

    18 February 2019, 8:15 am

    Short days and bad weather mean getting out on the bike is a challenge for many of us, even if we are experienced riders. But winter doesn't mean hibernation: there’s plenty you can do through to make the best of things until spring comes. Here are some tips for riding through winter from Cycling UK's Nik Hart (who is also a qualified personal trainer).


  • A future free from close passes? Learner drivers are the place to start

    15 February 2019, 10:10 am

    After the success of working with police forces, Too Close for Comfort is now expanding to educate young drivers about the importance of safe overtaking. Campaigns Officer Keir Gallagher was at one of the first outings - an education day with Cardiff schools.


  • A guide to e-bike batteries

    15 February 2019, 9:06 am

    With electric cars not yet commonplace, e-bike batteries may very well be the largest and most expensive batteries you might find around a typical UK house. If you own an electric bike or intend to buy an e-bike, here's some advice from Richard Peace to help you choose the right e-bike battery, prolong the life of your electric bike batteries and save you money at the same time.


  • Cycling in the Black Country

    14 February 2019, 1:26 pm

    Looking for information about cycling in Dudley, Walsall, Sandwell and Wolverhampton? Cycling UK's guide to cycling in the Black Country gives you routes, events, clubs and advice to inspire you to cycle in the county.


  • Celebrating volunteers 'Going the Extra Mile' for cycling: nominate someone today

    14 February 2019, 12:23 pm

    Cycling UK feels that our outstanding volunteers deserve to be appreciated for their effort, energy and enthusiasm for cycling. That's why nominations are open for 'Going the Extra Mile', our Volunteer of the Year awards for 2019. Why not nominate someone today and say thank you for all their hard work?


  • Falling head over wheels in love around the world

    14 February 2019, 7:13 am

    How a Tinder date led to a cycle trip around the world


  • A cycling love story: We met in a (cycling) club

    13 February 2019, 8:54 am

    As we all know, it takes two to tandem, and in this tale of bike love, two Cycling UK members show how cycling together helped them build a strong marriage of over 30 years.


  • Peter Cornish - Volunteer photographer

    8 February 2019, 8:27 pm

    With the world communicating ever more visually, it is vitally important that Cycling UK has a large stock of captivating diverse images of cyclists of all shapes, sizes and disciplines. Although we often use professional photographers, sometimes the costs can add up, that's where Cycling UK's volunteer photographers like Peter Cornish step in to help.