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:

  • Back to school – but not by bike in Shoreham

    5 March 2021, 1:15 pm

    As children return to school next week, the government advice is to walk, cycle or scoot if you can, but in Shoreham, most can’t or won’t, because the council took away the cycle lane that made this possible


  • Group test: Child seats

    5 March 2021, 11:20 am

    A front or rear seat is the simplest and cheapest way to carry a preschool passenger. Ed Shoote and son Orrin test four


  • Travellers' Tales: Backyard touring

    5 March 2021, 10:38 am

    Exercise rides in lockdown let Clive Parker learn more about his local area


  • The tale of the tortoise and the hare - cycling for everyone

    5 March 2021, 7:53 am

    This charming twist on the Aesops fable tells the story of how the tortoise is inspired to get back on a bike. Cycling UK's campaigns and policy manager, Jim Densham, explains why governments must focus on those who ride slowly and steadily when creating new cycling infrastructure.


  • Irrational and unlawful removal of a cycle lane: FAQs

    4 March 2021, 10:10 am

    Why has Cycling issued court proceedings over the removal of a cycle lane? What did West Sussex County Council do along Upper Shoreham Road? How often was the lane being used and when will the case be decided at court? Head of campaigns Duncan Dollimore answers these and other frequently asked questions


  • Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme helps Sarah cope with serious health conditions

    4 March 2021, 9:55 am

    Sarah’s bike had hardly been used since moving to Scotland in 2018. After receiving a free service through the Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme she is cycling every day, losing weight and coping better with fibromyalgia and epilepsy  


  • Budget reaction: Government “airbrushing out any role for cycling” in post-pandemic plans

    3 March 2021, 6:31 pm

    Cycling UK reacts to a Budget which promises much for the future, but nothing for cycling and walking.


  • How Cycling UK's Dr Bike sessions are continuing under the shadow of coronavirus

    3 March 2021, 5:10 pm

    Birmingham is a city known for its canals, and its can-do attitude, as Richard Wevill found out when he spoke to three Dr Bike delivery partners who are adapting and evolving their offering to keep old cycles on the road


  • Inspiring cyclists: Alana from Saudi's newfound love of cycling

    3 March 2021, 4:45 pm

    Alana grew up in Saudi Arabia and first learnt to ride a bike in late 2019 at The Bike Hive Community Cycle Club in Manchester, then the coronavirus pandemic hit. Despite everything life and lockdown have thrown at her over the past year, she's still carried on cycling


  • The Cycling UK group helping the homeless

    3 March 2021, 9:30 am

    While this winter has seen most Manchester households staying wrapped up warm at home, members of a Cycling UK-affiliated group have been out battling snow and freezing temperatures to help those with nowhere to call home