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:

  • Southampton cyclists light up the city

    13 December 2018, 8:41 am

    Southampton’s annual Glow Ride saw local cyclists take to the city streets on Friday evening, adorned with festive lights and decorations. This December event has now run for three years, encouraging cycling residents to take over the roads in a friendly, cheerful way and get into the Christmas spirit.


  • Liverpool cyclists spread Christmas cheer to poorly children

    12 December 2018, 9:57 am

    It’s the season to be jolly and bring family and friends together, but inevitably there are many people whose Christmas celebrations are interrupted by illness or injury, such as the young people admitted to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. North Liverpool Cycle Project’s Santa Cycle uses the gift of cycling to spread Christmas cheer to these kids and their families. Cycling UK’s Development Officer for Liverpool City Region Chris Alston was there to take the lead and support an organisation close to his heart.


  • Top of the cycling socks

    11 December 2018, 9:52 am

    Leave this handy guide of our Top of the Socks open on your web browser, and hopefully this year if you are to be gifted with socks, thanks to Cycling UK’s team of reviewers then at least you’ll get some great ones!


  • Great rides: the Dorset Gravel Dash

    9 December 2018, 8:16 am

    The Dorset Gravel Dash is a 100-mile organised off-road ride through West Country hills, with camping and feasting. Sam Jones signed up.


  • Winter wonderland - why you should keep riding in the darker months

    8 December 2018, 12:46 am

    Just because the sun's setting a lot earlier and there's a distinct nip of Jack Frost in the air, there's no reason to hang up your cycling kit. Cycling UK's Julie Rand has plenty of ideas to motivate you to keep on riding so, come spring, you'll be as fit as you were at the end of the summer, both mentally and physically.


  • Save, spend or splurge? Cycling gifts for every budget

    7 December 2018, 1:48 am

    Is the Christmas shopping panic starting to set in? Fear not, we have a variety of gifts for the cyclists in your life - no matter how much you are set to spend...


  • Top five children’s cycling stocking fillers

    6 December 2018, 12:00 am

    As bikes are top of the list for children’s presents this year, we’ve been looking around to find some great cycling stocking fillers to match. Here are our top five children’s cycling stocking fillers for 2018.


  • Help Jaimee get to the World Transplant Games!

    5 December 2018, 5:03 pm

    Cycling UK member Jaimee Luscombe is a promising young sportswoman and loves cycling; she’s even won gold medals at the British Transplant Games. But, as you may have guessed, her success is all down to a lifesaving organ donation – a kidney transplant.


  • What should the Health & Safety Executive, Traffic Commissioners and other agencies do to improve road safety?

    4 December 2018, 3:14 pm

    This article explains why and how Cycling UK believes the Health & Safety Executive and Traffic Commissioners should carry out their road safety roles more effectively; and why Transport for London’s London Freight Enforcement Partnership is a good model of collaboration between agencies.


  • Stocking fillers for cyclists

    3 December 2018, 3:18 pm

    Christmas is coming so Cycle magazine editor Dan Joyce has some gift suggestions for the cyclists in your life.