CTC members at the New Forest Family Cycling Week
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.
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.
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 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 Council is the body elected by you, the members, to take CTC forward and ensure that what we do benefits cycling.
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.
Long before Michelin started handing out stars, CTC’s winged wheel 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.