About

Cycling UK is the trading name of CTC (Cyclists’ Touring Club). It is a registered charity and North Hampshire is the group of members of Cycling UK that live and cycle in the area of North Hampshire.

Cycling UK’s vision is of a healthier, happier and cleaner world, because more people cycle. We want people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to be able to cycle safely, easily and enjoyably.

On August Bank Holiday Monday 1878, the Bicycle Touring Club was formed in Harrogate. Five years later the organisation became the Cyclists’ Touring Club (CTC) to reflect the fact that a fair proportion of the first 10,000 members rode tricycles.

It’s been a process of evolution for nearly 140 years and the CTC has adapted to today’s demands. In April 2016 the CTC rebranded to become ‘Cycling UK’  – a new name, yet our vision is essentially the same – the club’s principal stated objective from day one was: “To promote, assist and protect the use of bicycles, tricycles and other similar vehicles on the public roads.”

The most active group in the North Hampshire area is Alton.  There is also a local group at Fleet and regular rides also start from Petersfield.  Cycle Basingstoke is a group affiliated to Cycling UK.

In addition, members sometimes travel further afield to participate in other organised rides.

We organise rides and other events to suit all abilities of cyclist. Visitors and non-members are welcome – it costs nothing to join the majority of our rides but regular riders are expected to be members of Cycling UK.

You can join the Cycling UK online.

As a member of Cycling UK, as well as receiving CycleClips, a weekly online newsheet, you are entitled to the following benefits: Third Party insurance; ‘Cycle’ magazine 6 times a year and discounts with retailers such as Evans and The Cotswold Outdoor Co.

For further information about Cycling UK – North Hampshire please contact Janice Montgomerie.