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:

  • King Alfred's Way: Cycling UK's newest long-distance trail

    17 January 2020, 1:46 pm

    In summer 2019 Cycling UK launched the Great North Trail, an 800-mile off-road adventure route from the Peak District to the north coast of Scotland. It’s an epic route in itself, but the Great North Trail was only the first step in a wider network of off-road trails. Cycling UK campaigns officer Sophie Gordon gives us a taste of what's coming next.


  • Punctures, exhaustion and ice: Edinburgh to Copenhagen by cargo bike

    16 January 2020, 6:11 pm

    Four women from The Adventure Syndicate pedalled 1000km between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve 2019, in order to highlight the climate crisis. Now back in the UK, the intrepid cyclists have reflected on the peaks and troughs of their incredible journey.


  • Why the Great North Trail could be even better

    15 January 2020, 12:12 pm

    Riding the Great North Trail is a fantastic adventure - but the route isn’t perfect. Cycling UK’s head of campaigns Duncan Dollimore explains why, and what we’re doing about it.


  • Great Rides: Slow cycling in southern Burgundy

    14 January 2020, 11:40 am

    Cycling UK member Hilary Macmillan has a home in Burgundy in France. She shares her favourite cycling routes suitable for cycling slowly to take in the views and stop for good food.


  • Fiona Abbott

    10 January 2020, 2:25 pm


  • Inspiring cyclists: Stuart discovers the thrill of handcycling

    10 January 2020, 1:18 pm

    Stuart McMillan was a keen mountain biker and all-round adrenaline junkie, when a motorbike crash left him paralysed from the chest down. Taking up handcycling with the help of the Edinburgh All-Ability Bike Centre has enabled him to experience something he never thought he would feel again – exhilaration.


  • Great Rides: Japan in the spring

    10 January 2020, 12:23 pm

    It’s more than 2,000 miles from one end of Japan to the other. Cycling UK member Frank Burns rode it in spring.


  • Great Rides: Tour of Flanders

    7 January 2020, 3:41 pm

    Pro racing, beer, waffles, Flemish Lion flags – and a chance to ride the parcours. Cycling UK’s Matt Mallinder experiences the Ronde Van Vlaanderen.


  • Are you up for Cycling UK's 2020 bikepacking challenge?

    3 January 2020, 10:14 am

    Cycling UK is encouraging everyone to get out and enjoy a night out under the stars at least once a month over 2020 – are you up for the challenge?


  • C'est magnifique! How to enjoy the Semaine Federale

    3 January 2020, 4:13 am

    Every year, over ten thousand cyclists attend the Semaine Fédérale Internationale de Cyclotourisme in France. The dates and location for this year's event have been revealed. Cycling UK's Julie Rand went along last year and gives her advice on booking your trip this year.