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:

  • 50 family-friendly cycle routes in the UK

    14 February 2020, 4:04 pm

    Cycling with young children is often easier and safer on traffic-free or very quiet routes. Cycling UK's Victoria Hazael picks 50 cycling routes across the UK that are suitable for all the family. Most have a place to stop for food and drink.


  • Lights, camera, interaction on Valentine's Day

    14 February 2020, 3:05 pm

    Free lights giveaway all this week to share the love of cycling. Grab a camera and take a picture to show why you #lovecycling.


  • Records are meant to be broken: Helen prepares to go round the world

    14 February 2020, 11:12 am

    Cycling UK member, Helen Langridge, 30, will set off from Brussels on 31 May 2020 – aiming to complete 18,000 miles in 110 days.


  • Finding love in a cycling group

    14 February 2020, 12:43 am

    Cycling UK members Sue and Neil Taylor met through a cycling group in 1992 but it was soon clear Neil wasn't the only love of Sue's life.


  • Celebrating a 90th birthday with a cycling party

    13 February 2020, 10:22 pm

    This week, Cycling UK member and cycling advocate Sylvia Briercliffe used her birthday celebration to ask her friends and family to encourage one more person to cycle.


  • Boris's billions for buses and bikes

    13 February 2020, 11:19 am

    There’s billions here and billions there, but is it for buses or is it for bikes? And is it new money, or sound a bit funny? Is it Boris the Bike or a whole load of hype? Will it get people cycling and do what it ought, or be deeply frustrating and fall so far short? Cycling UK's Head of Campaigns Duncan Dollimore explains.


  • Save your trails before they are lost for good

    11 February 2020, 8:43 am

    Over 10,000 miles of paths across England and Wales are at risk of being lost forever, unless we make an effort to put them on the map. Cycling UK campaigns officer Sophie Gordon explains how we can save them before they disappear.


  • The London Bike Show and Cycling UK Launch Women’s Cycling Awards

    10 February 2020, 12:03 pm

    Cycling UK is joining forces with London Bike Show to launch the inaugural Women’s Cycling Awards, celebrating everyone from record breakers to neighbourhood champions.


  • How cycling can tackle health inequalities

    9 February 2020, 4:12 pm

    A new report shows that health inequality in Scotland is getting worse. Evidence from Cycling UK projects tells us that cycling can address many of the health issues that disproportionately impacts people in the most deprived areas. Donna Nicholas, Cycling UK’s Research and Evaluation Manager for Scotland, explains.


  • Inspiring cyclists: Tandem cycling with a visual impairment

    7 February 2020, 2:32 pm

    Shona fell in love with cycling after losing her central vision due to a genetic condition. Cycling UK’s Claire Hutchison spoke to the Edinburgh ABC senior development officer about what it’s like to cycle on a tandem with a visual impairment.