Membership of CTC, the UK’s national cyclists’ organisation, has reached a record level, passing the previous high water mark set in 1899.
The organisation, founded in 1878, has signed up its 60,776th member. What makes this even more impressive is the fact that the previous record was set in an age dubbed the ‘Golden Age of Cycling’ when cars were still a rarity.
CTC director Kevin Mayne said: “Naturally I am delighted, and I want to pass on my personal appreciation to our members and also to our legions of volunteers and my staff team, all of whom make CTC a passionate, vibrant movement working for cyclists.”
Formerly known as the Bicycle Touring Club and then the Cyclists’ Touring Club, CTC was founded in 1878 to protect and promote the rights of cyclists. It is a not-for-profit organisation funded through membership and donations.
As well as its members, CTC supports 10,000 more cyclists in affiliated groups and has helped 20,000 beneficiaries through its charitable work.