About CTC

CTC - Working for Cycling
CTC - Working for Cycling
CTC’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.

CTC, the national cycling charity has championed the cause of cycling for well over a century. We promote all forms of cycling, protect the interests of existing and would-be cyclists, and inspire people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to discover the joys of cycling.

As an independent, democratic and expert organisation, our activities reflect the commitment of our members, volunteers and partners to make cycling mainstream, making a lasting difference to the lives of individuals and communities.

 

Why support CTC?

Whether you’re new to cycling, ride regularly or want to get back into it, we cater for you. With over 130 years’ experience to share, we are passionate about helping more people to enjoy the benefits of cycling.

As an independent charity, we are heavily reliant on voluntary donations for funding. You can help us grow and support our work by becoming a member.

Here are ten reasons to join CTC:

  1. Help encourage thousands more people to cycle and keep cycling
  2. Give cycling a louder voice – we campaign to promote cycling
  3. Be part of a 70,000 strong network that looks after cyclists
  4. Enjoy the support and inspiration of your local cycling community
  5. Access our expertise to help make your neighbourhood cycle-friendly
  6. Choose from thousands of free, diverse local rides
  7. Discover new routes – we have a vast library of them
  8. Ride with peace of mind – you’ll be covered by £10m third party insurance and will benefit from a cycling-related legal helpline
  9. Take advantage of cycling advice by phone, email or on the forum. There aren’t many questions about cycling that we can’t answer
  10. Enjoy our award-winning magazine ‘Cycle’ six times a year

In This Section:

Policies and Procedures
This area of the site contains all the detailed information you need about CTC as an organisation – its structure, how it is run, its staff and volunteers, policies and contact details.
Working for Cycling
Certificate of Merit is awarded to members for outstanding service to the CTC and to cycling. Certificate of Commendation is awarded to those outside of the CTC for outstanding service to cycling and to cyclists.
CTC members at the end of the 19th century
CTC has a long and illustrious history, it was founded in 1878 as the Bicycle Touring Club and subsequently re-named the Cyclists' Touring Club, we are the forerunners of a world wide network of cycling, motoring and tourism organisations, many of whom based their services on CTC’s.
CTC National Council
CTC Council is the body elected by you, the members, to take CTC forward and ensure that what we do benefits cycling.
Staff with their cycles at the CTC national office, Guildford
The CTC team is based all over the UK, with many staff working alongside our partner organisations or from home. Support teams, such as Information, Campaigns & Policy, Marketing and Finance are based at our national office in Guildford.
The winged wheel emblem - a sign that cyclists are welcome
Long before Michelin started handing out stars, CTC’s emblem on your business was the ultimate accolade. And it is still a mark that you are something special as you can welcome cyclists to your premises and provide the extra facilities they may need such as secure cycle parking.

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  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
  • Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541

 

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