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:

  • Winter 2021 edition Velocheer: Issue 16 of Cycling UK's newsletter for all our volunteers

    3 December 2021, 2:35 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 readers informed about everything they need to know to make volunteering for Cycling UK the best possible experience. Read Issue 16 now:


  • Last minute gift ideas for cyclists

    3 December 2021, 1:35 pm

    Christmas is fast approaching, and you’ve not finished buying your gifts for your cycling mad friends and family members. Don’t panic. It’s not too late to pop down to your local bike shop and pick up some genuinely useful presents every cyclist will love


  • Emma Kingston: Bikepacking England

    3 December 2021, 1:10 pm

    Read an excerpt of Bikepacking England, by Emma Kingston. This book charts 20 great multi-day mountain bike adventures across England. This excerpt is South West England - 01 Dartmoor National Park


  • Cycling for all

    3 December 2021, 11:43 am

    Cycling UK’s behaviour change projects are playing a key role in getting a million more people on bikes, as Christina Bengston explains


  • Enjoy an Advent(ure) calendar of cycling this December

    2 December 2021, 11:03 am

    You may have all the gear - the clothing, the lights, the tyres - and even the time, but you still lack motivation to venture out the door on your bike as the shorter, darker days of December roll around. Here are some ideas to give your rides a bit more purpose and interest so you can keep the miles up and stay fit once spring finally reappears


  • Bike test: Islabikes Luath 24

    2 December 2021, 10:51 am

    Cycling UK’s digital manager, Victoria Hazael and her two children, aged eight and ten, test Islabikes’ smallest drop-bar all-rounder


  • Feature: Cycling abroad after Brexit

    2 December 2021, 10:01 am

    The UK left the European Union a year ago, and one of the things affected is travel. Cycling journalist, Laura Laker examines what's changed for cyclists


  • Kitty Pemberton-Platt and Fi Buchanan: Eat Bike Cook

    1 December 2021, 1:05 pm

    Read an excerpt of Eat Bike Cook, food stories and recipes from female cyclists, by Kitty Pemberton-Platt and Fi Buchanan, with forward by Lizzy Banks


  • New Highway Code amendments challenge ‘might is right’ mindset on UK roads

    1 December 2021, 11:37 am

    Latest amendments to the Highway Code were laid before parliament today in a move which Cycling UK says should make "the roads safer for everyone."


  • A new Highway Code and a hierarchy

    1 December 2021, 10:08 am

    With the new Highway Code rules laid before Parliament today, head of campaigns Duncan Dollimore reports on what’s great, what’s good and what could have been better