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:

  • Double funding so every 10-year-old can learn to ride a bike

    11 October 2019, 4:31 pm

    Cycling UK is calling on the Government to increase funding for cycle training, known as Bikeability, so that all Year 6 students in England can have the opportunity “to develop a lifelong skill that would be good for their health, and also the environment.”


  • #YouMadeItHappen for cycling

    11 October 2019, 3:40 pm

    As charities and community groups around the UK join in with the national #YouMadeItHappen initiative today, Cycling UK Chief Executive Paul Tuohy explains how our members and supporters make so many things happen.


  • Velolife: Council continue attempts to stop cyclists' meeting at café

    11 October 2019, 1:31 pm

    We must shut down the Velolife café, because we can’t back down. That seems to be the mantra for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council, who just keep digging themselves in deeper – and all because of an argument about what’s meant by a 'cyclists’ meet'.


  • What you can do next to fix the cycle lane parking loophole

    11 October 2019, 9:22 am

    There was disappointment after MSPs in Scotland voted against fixing cycle lane parking loophole, despite pleas from 6000 cyclists. Jim Densham who is the Campaigns and Policy Manager - Scotland isn't giving up.


  • Inspiring cyclists: Susan cycles with multiple sclerosis

    10 October 2019, 9:59 pm

    Susan Robertson says taking up cycling, 14 years after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, has been like ‘joining the human race again’. Cycling UK’s Sam Waller went to meet Susan Robertson and hear her story.


  • Scotland passes up opportunity to close cycle lane parking loophole

    9 October 2019, 5:20 pm

    Cycling UK says it’s disappointed a chance to close legal loophole in Scotland was missed after MSPs at Holyrood voted against fixing a law which allowed parking in a cycle lane.


  • Now is the time to act on funding for cycling

    9 October 2019, 9:45 am

    Last Friday the Transport Select Committee published the Government’s response to their inquiry on active travel. The committee recently advised the Government in its report on active travel that we need to act now to address funding for cycling and walking. Cycling UK campaigner Caroline Grogan goes through the detail.


  • Bike test: Cube Nuroad WS

    7 October 2019, 4:20 am

    Women’s-specific gravel bikes are uncommon. Frame builder Liz Colebrook tests one from Germany


  • It’s time to fix the law to stop parking in cycle lanes

    4 October 2019, 3:04 pm

    A legal loophole means that parking in a mandatory cycle lane – breaking the Highway Code – isn't always illegal. We are working to fix the law in Scotland, as Jim Densham, our Campaigns and Policy Manager for Scotland, explains.


  • Cycle September: Discovering the many benefits of cycling to work

    4 October 2019, 1:12 pm

    Cycling UK Communications Officer, Christina Bengston looks back on her experience of Cycle September and discovers the secret of how to cycle to work and still look presentable when you arrive.