Why Support Us

The joy of cycling: A teenage girl on her first cycling expedition.
Donate to CTC and help us introduce more people to the joy of cycling.
As the UK’s national cycling charity, we inspire and help people to cycle and keep cycling. Over 3 million people in the UK regularly get on their bike; whether to get to work, school or the shops; or to enjoy the thrill of off-road tracks, or come together for a leisurely family-bike ride.

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.

Two ladies enjoying cycling on an adapted bike. Nationally and locally, we use our knowledge to influence decision makers and help people to discover how cycling can change lives, like Jacquie's or David's. 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. You can download a standing order form here or simply click here to make a regular donation by direct debit.

What your donation could mean:

£3 a month could pay for vital support for one of our volunteer campaigners so they can make the roads safer in their town.
 
£5 a month could pay for a Dr Bike session, making the bikes of novice cyclists safer.
 
£10 a month could pay for an instructor to run cycling sessions for disabled adults.
 
£20 could run guided rides for families to help them explore local cycle routes.
 
£30 could provide training to help children get healthier by cycling to school.
 
£50 could help older people find a new lease of life by getting back on their bikes.
 
£100 can 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 can provide two hours of cycling instruction for a group of 5 children with disabilities, including the 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. Please 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 info@cyclistsdefencefund.org.uk. You can also donate now online, via our Justgiving page.

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  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Carol McKinley (Acting)
  • 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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