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:

  • We need traffic reduction, not technofixes, to solve our pollution crisis

    15 August 2018, 4:35 pm

    Cycling UK urges the Government to stop procrastinating on action to promote clean and healthy travel


  • My cycling e-piphany: cycling to work on an electric bike

    15 August 2018, 7:03 am

    Cycling UK's Cherry Allan cycles 13 miles a day along tow paths, bridleways and the road. She'd never thought about, let alone tried an e-bike until recently, and is now hooked.


  • Velocheer - Cycling UK's newsletter for all our volunteers

    14 August 2018, 1:48 pm

    Velocheer is a quarterly e-newsletter from Cycling UK for all our wonderful current and would-be volunteers. It aims to inspire and entertain, as well as keeping you informed about everything you need to know to make volunteering for Cycling UK the best possible experience. Read Issue 2 below.


  • Cycling longer distances during pregnancy

    14 August 2018, 11:32 am

    Laura Moss organises the Cycle Touring Festival with her husband Tim, and thoughout her pregnancy she was regularly cycling. Laura explains the benefits of cycling during pregnancy and how she's been cycling longer distances while expecting a baby.


  • After 9,000 miles of cycling, Jenny Graham is half way round the world!

    13 August 2018, 9:05 am

    56 days in to her unsupported solo round the world record attempt, Jenny Graham has ridden over 9,000 miles from Germany to China and is currently making her way across Australia from Perth to Brisbane.


  • Government's review of cycle laws masks failure to tackle wider road safety review, says Cycling UK

    11 August 2018, 5:16 pm

    The national cycling charity, Cycling UK has renewed its criticism of the Government after it announced today (August 12) that it would look at new cycling laws, four years after it promised of a full review of road traffic offences.


  • Travellers' Tales: Off-road to Nowhere

    11 August 2018, 9:43 am

    Mark Jolly took an unusual trip on New Zealand’s North Island


  • Bernard Newman, the greatest cycling adventurer you’ve never heard of

    10 August 2018, 6:54 am

    Bernard Newman, a British author, world traveller, rumoured spy and CTC member, lived from 1897 to 1968. He wrote twenty bicycle travel books, totalling more than 5,000 pages. But it is not only the quantity of his output that is impressive but the quality, breadth of information and their gripping stories, as Jeff Malter explains.


  • 10 history and culture rich cycle routes in the UK

    9 August 2018, 2:35 pm

    As part of Cycling UK's 140th Birthday celebrations we want to inspire everyone to give cycling a go, so we've collated over 140 routes all over the UK. This list of historical and cultural cycling rides from around the country should provide some added interest to a day out on your bike.


  • Wirral women's cycling celebration

    9 August 2018, 9:15 am

    To wrap up the Women's Festival of Cycling and mark Cycling UK's 140th birthday, the Wirral Celebration Rides went ahead on Saturday 4 August, offering three routes around the Wirral Peninsula especially for female riders. Cycling UK's Cycling Development Officer Chris Alston was there.