We want to see a future where cycling in Bristol and the surrounding areas is so easy that everyone does it – our communities will be happier, healthier, and greener.
Our volunteers and supporters work to create a vibrant and inclusive cycling culture, putting forward positive policy ideas and pressing for investment.
Together we set the agenda through our manifesto and campaigns; influence through partnerships, networking, representation and lobbying; and provide a strong voice for everyone who wants to cycle.
Whenever you ride your bike you help make cycling a normal, everyday activity. You can also help in lots of other ways and add your voice to over three thousand other supporters.
- Join as a member
- Subscribe to our monthly newsletter (you can see previous newsletters here).
- Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to share the word
- Come along to a Monthly Meetup
- Participate in our forums
- Join one of our action groups, on infrastructure, road justice and more.
From 1992 to 2013 Bristol Cyclist was our membership magazine (click for full list)
Bristol Cycling Campaign Constitution (download pdf) Agreed at an Extraordinary General Meeting on 5 November 2009 1. Name This is the constitution and rules of procedure of the society named: "Bristol Cycling Campaign” (BCyC) (“the Campaign”). 2. Administration Subject to the matters set out below the Campaign and its property shall be administered and managed in accordance with this constitution by the Members of the Committee. 3. Vision, Aims and Objectives …Read More
Discounts for Our Members
You could make back the cost of membership in no time! Just show your membership card to claim discounts - these may not be available on all items and services, please check with the store. You can also get a reduced affiliate membership of Cycling UK with benefits including insurance, advice and discounts (you'll find the code to use on your joining/renewing letter). Shops offering a discount to members of Bristol Cycling: BikeFix Bradley Stoke mobile…Read More
AGM and Mingle, Wednesday 31 October
When you ride a bike in Bristol you become one of the most visible parts of a campaign for a better future. It shouldn't be this way of course, cycling should be completely normal and unremarkable. That's what Bristol Cycling Campaign is all about, "a city where cycling is so easy that everyone does it". BCyC is made up of activists and volunteers who've chosen to act together to get things done and make a…Read More
Summary Report and AGM 2017
At our AGM in September we invited Hannah Taylor from the Bristol Cycle Festival to give us an early debrief on this year's events. But first we needed to get to the statutory business, as directed by our constitution. Our annual accounts were presented by Treasurer, Benn Woodward followed by a swift block election of our committee. The new committee is now: Eric Booth, Mark Brough, Ruth Crumey, Nick Davies, Andrew Gough, Terry Miller, Penny…Read More
BCyC Planning Framework - status update for AGM 30th April 2014
Each year after our AGM our newly elected committee reviews our Constitution and develops a plan for the coming year. We report against that plan at the following AGM. In future we plan to provide more frequent updates through our website, but in any case, members are free to enquire about progress at any time and to attend committee meetings. You can view/print a pdf here or scroll down on this page. Comments and feedback…Read More
2018 AGM (and Mingle)
In planning for the evening, we had agreed to keep formal business brief, allowing more time for a Mingle we had promoted on social media and in member emails. The out-going Treasurer, Benn Woodward, took ByC members through the accounts. And we approved them. The out-going Chair, Eric Booth, explained that the formal Committee is now dissolved and that any member who is actively involved is a de facto ‘committee member’. Group co-ordinators gave updates…Read More
Founding member Tony Ambrose on setting up BCyC in 1991
Here's a brief clip of Tony Ambrose looking back on the 20th Anniversary of the founding of Bristol Cycling Campaign. Note that there was of course cycle campaigning before 1991, but things had gone rather quiet when Tony and others decided to shake things up. There's more of the story from John Grimshaw about 1974, creating the Bristol Bath Railway Path, the birth of Sustrans, and BCyC forerunner, CycleBag The start of cycle campaigning in…Read More
The start of cycle campaigning in Bristol, lessons for today?
It's well worth settling down with the hot beverage of your choice and letting the estimable John Grimshaw tell you about the start of cycle campaigning in Bristol, and we venture, in the UK. He describes the striking series of demonstrations and actions that started in 1974 and lead to the Bristol Bath Railway Path in 1978, spawning Sustrans and the predecessor of Bristol Cycling Campaign, CycleBag, on the way. While you're listening you might…Read More
Bristol Cyclist magazine No.83 Winter 2013
No.83 Winter 2013 Cyclenation Bristol Conference Inexpensive Bike Locks Brompton Hire at Station Bristol to Bordeaux Ride Our Cycling Mayor Inner Loop Cycleway proposal Brizzle Cycletopial Pages 1-5 Pages 6-15Read More
Bristol Cyclist magazine No.82 Autumn 2012
Bristol_Cyclist_82_2012_Autumn Cyclenation Conference Special Mayoral Hustings Every Bike in Bristol Cycle Festival Photo Gallery Caption Competition Cycling City Campaign ReviewRead More
Bristol Cyclist magazine No.81 Summer 2012
Bristol_Cyclist_81_2012_Summer Cycling Cultures Can Bikes and Buses Get On? Pedal Power Transport Cycling City Parking Success? Bespoked Bristol Ultimate Folding Off-roaderRead More
Bristol Cyclist magazine No.80 2012 Spring
Bristol Cyclist 80 2012 Summer Bus Rapid Transit Threat to Cyclists Whiteladies Road (Greater Bristol Bus Network) Your Position on the Road Railway Path in Paint Cycling and Children Playing Out - reclaiming our streets Cost of Bike OwnershipRead More
Bristol Cyclist magazine No.79 2011 Autumn
Bristol Cyclist 79 2011 Autumn Bristol Cycle Festival Bike Trains Cycling City Survey Star Members Cyclenation Conference Naked Bike Ride 20th Anniversary Meeting Cycle Lanes - To use or not to use...?Read More
Bristol Cyclist magazine No.78 Spring 2011
Bristol_Cyclist_78_2011_Spring Bicycle Parking Battle of the Bollards Cycling with Children How to wear a Helmet and moreRead More
Bristol Cyclist magazine No.77 Autumn 2010
Bristol Cyclist 77 2010 Autumn Bristol Cycle Carnival report & pics Greater Bristol Cycling Strategy - from Cycling City Stakeholder group Coast to coast on one wheel Is your bicycle a vehicle? BCyC membership survey When you're called a #&£%! Winter ridesRead More
Bristol Cyclist magazine No.76 Summer 2010
Bristol_Cyclist_76_2010_Summer Cycling with kids Chris Hutt remembered Bromptons across Italy Solve the cycling mystery Assertive cycling Bristol Cycle festivalRead More
Bristol Cyclist magazine No.75 Spring 2010
Bristol_Cyclist_75_2010_Spring Special Needs Special Bristol Blue Wave New straplines Stop the pot! Big Spring Ride Cycle trains News Rides EventsRead More
Bristol Cyclist magazine No.74 Winter 2009
Bristol_Cyclist_74_2009_Winter 20mph pilot report Cycling City news Bikes in Shanghai Hill climb special Riding tips Campaigns Rides EventsRead More