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:

  • Misleading headline complaint dismissed

    21 June 2019, 12:05 pm

    A Cycling UK complaint about an inaccurate national news headline suggesting cyclists had killed more people than motorists in the Netherlands has been dismissed by the press watchdog because it says the article was not aimed at a UK audience.


  • Bike test: Tern GSD S10 electric cargo bike

    20 June 2019, 11:42 am

    A compact cargo bike with electric assistance, the Tern GSD is a versatile utility vehicle. Cycle magazine editor Dan Joyce tested it.


  • Great Rides: The Caledonia Way

    19 June 2019, 4:19 am

    Laura Laker used an e-bike


  • Missed 10% target for journeys by bike in Scotland is tremendously disappointing

    18 June 2019, 4:22 pm

    Cycling UK has expressed disappointment after Transport Secretary Michael Matheson today announced that the vision of 10% of everyday journeys in Scotland to be made by bike, by 2020, will not be met.


  • A guide to hire bikes and public bike share schemes

    18 June 2019, 10:12 am

    With large-scale cycle hire and public bike share schemes being set-up in towns and cities across the country, it’s now easier than ever to leave your bike at home yet still be able to use pedal power. Cycling UK member and cycling journalist Matt Lamy looks at the options.


  • How to watch Cycling UK's Too Close For Comfort film in virtual reality

    17 June 2019, 5:31 pm

    Cycling UK has prepared a simple guide for using Google Cardboard which will allow you to use your mobile phone to teach others how to overtake cyclists safely.


  • Going the Extra Mile: meet the winners of Cycling UK's Volunteer Awards 2019

    17 June 2019, 11:52 am

    Cycling UK's volunteers are all amazing for the work they do in encouraging and enabling more people to cycle. However, a few of them were singled out for special recognition at our Volunteer Celebration in London on Saturday 15 June for Going the Extra Mile.


  • Karen Darke: My Father's Day tribute

    15 June 2019, 3:00 am

    To mark Father's Day Paralympian Karen Darke pays tribute to her dad Mike Darke, who had a stroke but was determined to get back on a bike. Last week, aged 79 Mike set off on his own challenge to cycle 79 miles to help his daughter's fundraising project for The Spinal Injuries Association Quest79.


  • 20 mph Bill defeat in Scotland

    14 June 2019, 10:47 am

    Mark Ruskell MSP’s Private Members Bill to make Scotland’s residential streets safer was defeated yesterday. Twenty-six MSPs voted for the Bill whilst 83 voted against, and four abstained. Jim Densham, Campaigns and Policy Manager Scotland, gives Cycling UK's reaction.


  • Rejection of 20mph speed limits for Scotland is “huge opportunity squandered”

    13 June 2019, 5:25 pm

    Cycling UK has expressed dismay after MSPs fail to take opportunity to make the streets where people live safer and healthier.