Why Support Us
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.
As a registered charity, we rely heavily on the support of our generous donors – those trusts, foundations and individuals whose help means we can campaign to make our roads safer and more accessible for cyclists and inspire thousands of children and young people to keep on riding through schemes like Bike Club and BikeAbility.
Nationally and locally, we use our knowledge to influence decision makers and help people to discover how cycling can change lives. As we see more crowded roads, fewer green spaces, higher fuel prices and an obesity epidemic, we know our work to promote safer cycling for health, fitness, transport and leisure is going to become increasingly important. But we can’t keep doing this without your help.
Our 70,000 dedicated members, who experience first-hand the benefits of our work, already support us through their membership. However, many also generously donate to us through a regular direct debit or standing order - it’s a swift, simple and secure way to ensure that we can continue to do our vital work in communities inspiring hundreds of thousands of people across the UK to cycle. If you'd like more information about how to set up a standing order or direct debit donation, please contact Lorraine on 01483 238319, or e-mail her here.
What your donation could mean:
- A donation of £20 could provide 30 minutes of telephone support for a local campaigner, ensuring they have all the tools necessary to make sure cyclists are able to ride safely in their area.
- £30 could provide cycle maintenance training to new cyclists, meaning they will be able to carry out basic maintenance on their bikes and carry on cycling safely.
- £50 could mean that 10 people are taken on a led ride around their local area, showing them safe cycle routes and helping them to build up their confidence to keep cycling.
- £100 could provide a bike club session for up to 10 children, providing training in safe cycling and cycle maintenance to get children hooked on cycling for leisure, fitness and transport.
- £250 could provide two hours of cycling instruction for a group of 5 disabled children, including hire of adapted bikes, to enable them to experience the joy of cycling.
If you’d like to make a donation to help make all this possible, please donate online here. Alternatively, if you'd prefer, you can send a cheque, payable to Cyclist's Touring Club to Fundraising, CTC, Parklands, Railton Road, Guildford, GU2 9JX. And don't forget to sign and send in a Gift Aid declaration (see below), which will increase the value of your donation by a quarter, at no extra to cost you.
Cyclists’ Defence Fund
In 2001, CTC set up the Cyclists' Defence Fund to help resist threats to the rights of cyclists. Its formation was prompted by the claim of insurer Provident against the parents of nine-year-old cyclist Darren Coombs, who was brain damaged when hit by a car. Its aim is to enhance the position of cyclists, including support for legal cases where the rights of all cyclists are at risk.
For more information, to set up a regular contribution or to join the Cyclists' Defence Network, CTC's network of legal and expert witnesses willing to support the work of the Fund, call 0870 873 0060 or email email@example.com. You can also donate now online, via our Justgiving page.