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: http://www.cyclinguk.org/rss.xml

  • Local Cycling UK group volunteers help put Stevenage on the map

    12 October 2018, 11:59 am

    Our volunteers are doing amazing things up and down the country to enable others to enjoy the pleasures of cycling. This can range from putting on rides and events to local campaigning to raising money for cycling causes. Recently, three members of one of our most active local groups, Cycling UK Stevenage, handed over a map of cycle routes to Stevenage Cycle Hub that they purchased with funds generated by the group's Start of Summertime Specials Challenge Rides back in March 2018.

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  • Great Rides: Karen Darke's journey of a lifetime along Australia's Murray River

    12 October 2018, 10:43 am

    Fresh from competing for Team Scotland in the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Paralympic champion and one of Cycling UK's 100 Women in Cycling, Karen Darke MBE handcycled the course of Australia's longest river - the Murray. Along the way, Karen explored the challenges facing the Murray and the people who rely on the river for their livelihoods. Karen recorded her journey for a BBC Radio 4 documentary 'Journey of a Lifetime' (broadcast today at 11.00am).

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  • Mountain biking with MS

    12 October 2018, 10:20 am

    Cycling UK member Andy McKenna hid his MS diagnosis for years, fearing the impact on his mountain biking business. Today, his attitude couldn’t be more different – the more people talking openly about the condition, particularly in the cycling world, the better. His eye-opening short film, which lays bare his experiences, has now raised thousands for charity.

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  • Judith goes from a broken bike to road racing with the Big Bike Revival

    11 October 2018, 1:03 pm

    Judith Stewart was exactly the kind of person that the Big Bike Revival is there to help; her bike had been sat in her shed with a puncture for far too long, and she’d stopped cycling because of it. Through a Big Bike Revival event last summer, she not only got her bike back to working order, she also found Mecycle, a fantastic local establishment in Sefton that would soon change her life.

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  • Campaign win: Too Close for Comfort reaches £15k target in 8 days

    10 October 2018, 3:31 pm

    In just eight days Cycling UK’s Too Close for Comfort campaign hit its fundraising target of £15k.

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  • Birmingham cycling club wins national volunteering award with cycling charity

    10 October 2018, 10:25 am

    Balsall Heath Community Cycle Club has won the ‘Best Cycling Group’ category at national cycling charity Cycling UK’s Volunteer of the Year Awards, announced on Saturday.

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  • Portsmouth campaigning group wins national award with cycling charity

    10 October 2018, 10:17 am

    Portsmouth Cycle Forum has won the ‘Outstanding Campaigning Group’ category for Cycling UK's 2018 Volunteer of the Year Awards.

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  • Diss Cyclathon event wins national volunteering award with cycling charity

    10 October 2018, 10:12 am

    An annual cycling event in Diss, Norfolk, has won the ‘Best Cycling Event’ category at national cycling charity Cycling UK’s Volunteer of the Year Awards, announced on Saturday.

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  • Surrey volunteer wins national award with cycling charity

    10 October 2018, 10:07 am

    Peter Jeans has been volunteering at Alice Holt inclusive cycling centre in Farnham, Surrey, for more than ten years. Now his dedication has been recognised; on Saturday, Peter won the ‘Exceptional Individual – Community Project’ category at national cycling charity Cycling UK’s annual Volunteer of the Year Awards.

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  • Resurrection Bikes in Harrogate wins national volunteering award

    10 October 2018, 10:01 am

    Resurrection Bikes has been awarded ‘Best Community Project’ at national cycling charity Cycling UK’s annual Volunteer of the Year Awards.

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