Press Release

CTC is awarded full charitable status

Victoria Hazael's picture
Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version
The Charity Commission for England and Wales has approved CTC’s application to become a charity. The decision recognises that all the work of the UK's largest cycling organisation, with its 68,000 strong membership, is of benefit to the public.
Charity Commission Logo
Charity Commission Logo

Chair of CTC Council, David Cox said: “I’m delighted to announce that the Charity Commission has approved CTC, the UK’s largest cycling organisation, as a registered charity."

“CTC is an authority on cycling matters and a vibrant grassroots organisation. Founded in 1878, our organisation has a proud record of encouraging and supporting cyclists and cycling, and as a charity CTC is in a stronger position to do what we do even better.”

It is especially important that the work that CTC and all our many volunteers have been doing for over a century is recognised as being beneficial to the whole community, individuals and the environment.”

Gordon Seabright - CTC Chief Executive

Chief Executive of CTC, Gordon Seabright said: “This is exciting news – CTC has a hugely important role to play as the champion for cycling and cyclists in the UK and the move to become a registered charity is a key milestone in strengthening that.”

He added: "It is especially important that the work that CTC and all our many volunteers have been doing for over a century is recognised as being beneficial to the whole community, individuals and the environment.”

The 68,000 members of the organisation overwhelmingly supported CTC Council’s proposal to become a charitable organisation. CTC became a registered Charity in Scotland in 2011.

CTC is registered as a charity in Scotland no SC042541 and in England and Wales no 1147607.
 

Contact Information: 

CTC Press Office

Telephone: 0844 736 8453
Out of hours mobile: 07786320713

Email: publicity@ctc.org.uk

 

Notes to Editors: 

CTC, the national cycling charity, inspires and helps people to cycle and keep cycling.

We work to protect and promote cycling to create a healthier, cleaner world, now and for the future. We want the UK to be a place where it’s easy and safe for people of all ages to cycle, whatever their ability, background or income. We believe that cycling is more than just transport; it makes you feel good, gives you a sense of freedom and creates a better environment for everyone.

We encourage all types of cycling, on the road or off it.  We support you if you already ride, or would like to ride, to work or school, for health, touring, sport and leisure – or just because it’s fun.

We’ve been working for cycling for over a century. Nationally and locally, we use our knowledge to influence decision makers and help people discover how cycling can change lives.

• We provide expert, practical help and advice.
• We support individuals and communities.
• We protect cyclists’ interests.
• We campaign to make cycling mainstream and to remove the things that stop people cycling.
• We help people develop the confidence and skills to cycle.
• We promote the benefits of cycling to individuals, to society and to the economy.

CTC is an independent charity, and relies on 68,000 members, volunteers, grant funders and partners for support. Without them, we would not be able to do our vital work in communities inspiring hundreds of thousands of people across the UK to cycle.

CTC is registered as a charity in Scotland no SC042541 and in England and Wales no 1147607.

 

Article tags

Share this article

Archive

  • 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

 

Terms and Conditions