1878 - Bicycle Touring Club founded at Harrogate on 5 Aug by Stanley Cotterell and 80 members elected.
1880 - First lady member (Mrs W. D. Welford) is admitted.
1883 - Organization re-titled 'Cyclists' Touring Club'.
1884 - 'Danger' road signs produced (at first jointly with National Cyclists' Union) mainly to warn of steep hills and down not up, due to the poor brakes of early bicycles.
1885 - Richmond Park and Regents Park are the first of several royal parks opened to cyclists as a result of CTC action.
1886 - Life Membership scheme inaugurated. New badge (CTC wheel and wings) adopted.
1887 - Hotel signs adopted: those massive cast-iron winged wheels that may still be seen on the walls of old pubs etc. throughout the British Isles.
1888 - Local Government Act declared cycles to be 'carriages' with right to use the roads as a result of CTC action.
1910 - HM King George V became first Royal Patron of CTC.
1934 - Defence Fund instituted. First 'Steep Hill' signs provided by CTC.
1936 - King George VI became Patron.
1950 - CTC obtained removal of clause in Wolverhampton Corporation Bill which sought power to control cyclists' use of local roads.
1952 - HM Queen Elizabeth II became Patron.
1968 - Right to cycle on bridleways and long-distance cross-country routes incorporated in new Countryside Act, largely through CTC action.
1977 - Cycles carried free (with certain exceptions) on trains after 99 years of sustained CTC effort.
1980 - CTC Route Guide to Cycling in Britain & Ireland published.
1996 - CTC plays an instrumental role in developing the National Cycling Strategy.
2001 - The club sets up the Cyclists' Defence Fund to fight for cyclists' rights in the courts.
2011 - CTC becomes a charity in Scotland.
2012 - CTC becomes a charity in England and Wales.
2014 - CTC successfully campaigns for the Secretary of State for Transport to set out a strategy for cycling and walking infrastructure, and, by law, provide the funding required to meet it. Big Bike Revival is launched.
2016 - CTC is rebranded to Cycling UK.
2018/19 - Cycling UK’s Cycle Friendly Employer Scheme launched and we won our Trails for Wales campaign. 150 women rode on the houses of parliament to mark the Women’s festival of cycling.
2020 - Cycling UK offers support through the Covid-19 pandemic through Big Bike Revival for key workers as well as the flagship Cycle Repair Scheme in Scotland offering over 30,000 free bike repairs.
2021 -Campaign sucess in Cycling UK's fight to improve the Highway Code and the Judicial review in favour of the Keyhole Bridge group after council reopened a bridge in Poole that made it more dangerous for people cycling and walking. On 18 November a court decision was made in the group’s favour. Cycling UK campaigned alongside Pedal on Parliment and millions of others at the COP26 conference to tell governments that cycling offers huge potential to cut climate emissions, and that active travel must be urgently embraced as part of the solution to the climate crisis.