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:

  • 20 reasons to cycle to work

    26 May 2020, 3:19 pm

    Bike Week is taking place between 6-14 June, with the aim of encouraging people to incorporate cycling into their everyday lives. It is aimed towards everyone; whether you haven’t cycled in years, have never cycled at all, or usually ride as a leisure activity but want to try cycle commuting. Bike Week is all about giving it a go.


  • "Tie piano wire at neck height": Cycling UK submits formal complaint to Sunday Times

    26 May 2020, 2:05 pm

    Cycling UK issues complaint after Sunday Times columnist Rod Liddle says it’s “tempting” to stretch piano wire at neck height to catch cyclists.


  • Women's chat show for beginner cyclists

    22 May 2020, 4:33 pm

    Cycling UK's Women's chat show for beginner cyclists begins in a week's time, watch the chat on Facebook live as our panel of cycling guests to help those who are re-discovering cycling. Cycling UK's Anna Glowinski explains more about the social media event that promises 'Bants, bicycles and bing female'.


  • We're over the rainbow with our LGBT campaign

    22 May 2020, 12:30 pm

    Rainbow Laces was an awareness campaign for the LGBT community. We had over 100 Rainbow Laces requests. Alex Cuppleditch, our Head of Volunteering explains why she thinks these campaigns are so important for diversity.


  • How to play street bingo with bicycles

    22 May 2020, 11:14 am

    Up and down the country neighbourhoods are entertaining themselves with street bingo sessions to get them through quiet lockdown evenings. It has become a great way for folks to socialise with their neighbours at a safe distance and if you have a bike you can make it even more fun to play.


  • More key workers cycling to work in Scotland thanks to Cycling UK

    22 May 2020, 10:22 am

    Our projects in Scotland have had to suspend many of their usual activities due to the coronavirus crisis. To continue making a difference during these difficult times, we’ve loaned more than 40 bikes to a range of key workers. Cycling UK’s Claire Hutchison caught up with several of those on the frontline.


  • Fundraise while you shop

    21 May 2020, 3:11 pm

    Raising money for Cycling UK is easier than ever before, as you can now raise funds for the charity while you shop online.


  • Student nurse graduates to front line with help of Cycling UK

    21 May 2020, 11:03 am

    The Big Bike Revival has helped thousands of people to take their first steps to cycle in the last five years. This year, the project's delivery centres are helping key workers by providing free bike loans, maintenance work and equipment and discounts. Cycling UK's Rich Wevill spoke to one student nurse who is taking her first steps into the world of work and cycling during uncertain times.


  • Coronavirus Q&A: is it safe to cycle?

    21 May 2020, 8:00 am

    How does the coronavirus outbreak affect cycling, and how can you minimise the risk to yourself and others?


  • How our projects in Scotland are helping during the coronavirus crisis

    20 May 2020, 4:44 pm

    Our projects in Scotland have had to curtail their usual activities due to the coronavirus crisis. However, that hasn’t prevented them from making a difference. Our Head of Development for Scotland, Suzanne Forup, explains what we’ve been doing to help.