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:

  • Will transport become decarbonised?

    2 April 2020, 3:08 pm

    You can’t decarbonise transport without prioritising investment in cycling and walking, and taking difficult decisions to reduce car use, particularly for short journeys. Head of Campaigns Duncan Dollimore looks at the positives in the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Paper, but is it just words without action?


  • Air pollution: Why tomorrow could be different

    1 April 2020, 10:42 am

    Lock-down due to COVID-19 has seen air pollution levels plummet. The roads are quieter. More families seem to be out cycling, with essential workers relying on pedal power to commute. Head of Campaigns Duncan Dollimore asks whether the crisis is an opportunity, if tomorrow could be different, and what might the new normal look like?


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

    1 April 2020, 8:55 am

    How does the coronavirus outbreak affect cycling, and how can you minimise your risk as an individual?


  • COVID-19 outbreak puts Helen’s world record attempt on hold

    31 March 2020, 3:00 pm

    Cycling UK member, Helen Langridge, 30, has postponed her round the world cycle. She had planned on setting off from Brussels on 31 May 2020 – aiming to complete 18,000 miles in 110 days.


  • Cycling in the time of coronavirus – NHS benefit or burden?

    31 March 2020, 9:43 am

    Despite Government recommended advice to cycle as part of your daily exercise, could you potentially be putting an additional burden on the NHS? Cycling UK Campaigns Manager Keir Gallagher investigates.


  • How are bike shops coping during coronavirus outbreak?

    30 March 2020, 2:14 pm

    Bike shops are reporting they are busier than ever as more people appear to be cycling - either to get to essential work or to exercise, as new restrictions to reduce the risk of further spread of the coronavirus come into force.


  • Transport Secretary promises low-carbon vision: "We will use our cars less"

    27 March 2020, 5:17 pm

    Yesterday afternoon, 26 March, the Department for Transport (DfT) published a document called 'Decarbonising Transport: Setting the Challenge'. It came out without even so much as a tweet, let alone a press release.


  • Open for business in spite of the virus

    27 March 2020, 4:09 pm

    While coronavirus is sadly shutting down businesses and forcing a change to the way we live, Cycling UK - our national cycling charity - is still very much open. Chief Executive, Paul Tuohy explains what we’re doing and why your membership is essential to keep us going.


  • Do I need special kit to try bikepacking?

    27 March 2020, 11:52 am

    Bikepacking is just stripped-down cycle touring, usually conducted off-road or on mixed terrain, often involving wild camping. Cycling UK's Communications Manager, Sam Jones makes sense of bikepacking.


  • Women's Cycling Awards 2020 results announced

    27 March 2020, 9:11 am

    The London Bike Show and Cycling UK have announced the winners of the 2020 Women's Cycling Awards, celebrating some of the outstanding achievements by females in the last 12 months.