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:

  • A guide to saddle comfort for women

    14 July 2020, 10:37 am

    Riding a bike is the best gift you can give yourself, but it shouldn’t cost your comfort! Jessica Strange explains how to choose the right saddle and what to do if you are feeling sore.


  • Staying safe while out riding on your own – top tips from the women at Raleigh

    13 July 2020, 4:39 pm

    Women at Raleigh share their insights from riding alone and how to stay safe


  • Spotlight on... Maria Olsson

    13 July 2020, 2:45 pm

    We interviewed Rapha's head of design Maria Olsson and one of Cycling UK's 100 Women 2020 for our first ever 'Spotlight on' feature. She talks about her passion for cycling, design and overcoming barriers to be a female leader in the cycling industry.


  • Which commuter bike should I buy?

    13 July 2020, 2:38 pm

    Cycling is booming and avoiding public transport is more attractive than ever, but which is the right bike to get started on? Sports commentator and presenter, Rebecca Charlton has the lowdown on the best commuter bikes under £1200.


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

    13 July 2020, 8:00 am

    How does the coronavirus outbreak affect cycling, and how can you minimise the risk to yourself and others?


  • 10 fun ways you can reunite with your friends for the Women’s Festival of Cycling

    12 July 2020, 5:53 am

    Looking for a unique way to reunite with your friends and family?


  • TV personality Gail Porter and Olympians Laura Kenny CBE and Nicole Cooke MBE lead Cycling UK’s 100 Women in Cycling

    11 July 2020, 7:00 am

    Celebrities are included among less well-known – but no less important and hard-working – women from all areas of cycling


  • Be bold if you want funding for cycling and walking infrastructure

    10 July 2020, 3:33 pm

    Councils in England were told they had to reallocate road space to people cycling and walking to get emergency active travel funding, but some just didn’t listen. Head of campaigns Duncan Dollimore explains what you can do to make sure your council doesn’t make the same mistake twice and miss out on another funding opportunity.


  • Women’s Festival of Cycling Competition

    10 July 2020, 10:55 am

    Your chance to win a Pashley bike worth £875


  • Help the Jo Cox Way cycle the world

    10 July 2020, 10:02 am

    The fifth annual Jo Cox Way ride – in memory of the MP who was murdered in 2016 – is going global as cyclists are encouraged to donate miles wherever they ride