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...

  • Why cycling can be especially beneficial for women

    Many articles, conferences and blogs discuss the barriers to more women cycling but very few stress the reasons WHY it is a particularly good activity for females.

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  • Cycling UK announces funding to get thousands of people in Scotland cycling with the Big Bike Revival

    The Big Bike Revival is an award-winning programme developed by Cycling UK designed to encourage thousands of people to cycle for every day journeys. Now in its second year in Scotland, the Big Bike Revival will help even more people to bring their bikes back into use by providing bike health checks, sharing maintenance know-how and giving people more confidence in the saddle.

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  • Cycling UK launches the Big Bike Revival in England and Scotland

    Cycling UK is pleased to announce the launch of the Big Bike Revival in England and Scotland. The Big Bike Revival is an award-winning programme developed by Cycling UK designed to encourage thousands of people to cycle for leisure and every day journeys. Now in its second year in Scotland and its fourth in England, the Big Bike Revival helps people to bring their bikes back into use by providing bike health checks, sharing maintenance knowhow and giving people more confidence in the saddle.

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  • Cycling UK launches the Big Bike Revival to get thousands of people cycling

    A national campaign is being launched across England on Friday 28 April to help encourage thousands of people to start cycling again, for leisure or for their everyday journeys.

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  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough candidates all pledge to improve cycling across Combined Authority region

    All of the main candidates for Metro Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough have now responded to our Vote Bike action.

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  • Greater Manchester Metro Mayor candidates pledge to deliver Space for Cycling if elected

    As the Metro Mayoral elections get closer, Greater Manchester is the third area to attract widespread support for Space for Cycling among the candidates.

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  • Direct vision standards for lorries one step closer in London

    There are vision standards for what lorry drivers can see in their mirrors, but not what they can see directly from their cab. Little surprise, then, that we hear about blind spots whenever lorry left hooks and cyclists are mentioned. It has been slow progress, but direct vision standards are now one step closer following the latest Transport for London consultation, with a plan to keep off-road lorries where they were designed to be - off-road, not in the city centre.

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  • Thousands pedal out in support of Space for Cycling

    Last Saturday (22 April) was International Earth Day and the day after the publication of the Government's Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy. To mark the day, groups across the country took to their pedals in a show of support for Space for Cycling.

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  • Slovenian ladder case leads to e-bike insurance debate

    A tractor driver knocking a man off a ladder on a Slovenian farm has led to the possible extension of compulsory motor insurance to include e-bikes in the UK. But when is a bike propelled by mechanical power, and when is it merely power assisted? And will the Government do what it promised and exercise common sense with any insurance changes?

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  • 5.7 million Brits cycling more by 2020

    Cycling UK and Halfords have launched a new three-year partnership aimed at helping to get millions in Britain cycling more.

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