We’ve gathered together information that will be useful to those cycling, and those working to make cycling easier for everyone. These articles in particular may be helpful:

 

Posts with useful information on cycling (click for full list)
  • Useful Information for Neighbourhood Campaigns

    We have a page about our local campaigning in each of the neighbourhoods of Bristol. There are pages for South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath & North East Somerset. Every area will find the following resources full of useful information. Councillors - Find out who your councillor is and whether they support Space for Cycling using the map at https://bristolcycling.org.uk/neighbourhoods. Contact your councillors using Write To Them: Contact Your Politician Enter your Postcode below: Reporting Street

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  • What to do if you are involved in a road traffic collision while cycling

    The Bristol Road Justice campaign group of Bristol Cycling is keen to hear from cyclists who have been victims of road incidents (whether injured or not) with regards to how the police have responded. Please send reports to RoadJustice@bristolcycling.org.uk. These will help us to identify any issues we need to address with A&S Police. Thanks for your help with this - we know that such incidents cause a lot of distress, but unless incidents get reported

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  • Pot holes and street defects

    During the winter months, Bristol’s streets can take a real hammering. What were once small cracks and crevices in the tarmac turn into wheel-busting, possibly bone-busting craters. Any time of year is good for reporting any dangerous road defect and the best place to do this is via Fix My Street. Bristol Council have integrated this national tool into their website with a very useful map overlay so you can see what others have reported.

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  • Bristol websites & groups

    Women Cyclists of Bristol This is a popular and active Facebook group, with a Twitter feed @WomenCycleBrist and contact email. Sam Saunders Bristol A bit of writing about education, music and things connected with cycling Wheels on the Bike Helmet camera cyclist in Bristol Bristol Traffic Getting round Bristol, and the consequences of those decisions Roll for the Soul All that's occurring at Bristol's community bike cafe Stolen Bristol Bikes Reporting bike theft, crime prevention

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  • Other websites & links

    Cyclenation The federation of cycle campaign groups in the UK Cycling UK The leading UK cycling organisation, formally CTC Sustrans Charity working to make it easier to walk and cycle. Head office is in Bristol British Cycling Sports cycling body but has an interest in campaigning Cycling Embassy of Great Britain Activists for cycling infrastructure Beyond the Kerb Trying to make sense of where the wheeled things live The Guardian Bike Blog As the title

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  • Cycle Shops and related services

    Here is our list of cycle shops, mobile mechanics and cycling related services, such as cycle fitting, in the Bristol area. Some of these businesses offer discount to our member. Here's how to join. The list is not comprehensive and it might be useful to add other service eg cycle training, workshops, couriers - if you know of any other businessses that it would be useful to add please let us know. We cannot offer guidance

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  • Bike Security

    - Register your bike with free of charge on the police approved bikeregister.com or immobilise.com. All forces check recovered bikes against these databases. - Insure your bike with your home contents - but check for special conditions - Replace quick release levers with security skewers - more difficult to remove - Use a good quality D-lock with a straight key - only use cables to supplement - Lock your bike in a well lit and busy area - vary where you lock it - Check

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  • How to Wear a Helmet Properly

    1. Put it on your head flat, so it will also protect your face 2. Tighten it at the back so it won’t move. 3. Adjust the two straps to position the sliders just below your ears. 4. Adjust the length of the strap so that when it’s done up you can only get two fingers between it and your chin.                         Photos: Richard

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  • On-Street Bike Pumps

    You may have seen these weird looking objects around Bristol and wondered what they are for, but the 'Bikes' sign next to them is a clue... These on-street cycle pumps are available 24/7 - so no excuse for flat tyres now or having to walk your bike home. A real bit of positive cycle promotion from Bristol City Council. More info on Better By Bike. Locations of the pumps - hover over or click on the flags

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  • Buying a 2nd Hand Bike

      Buying a secondhand bike can be risky if you don't know the person you're buying from.  The Better By Bike website has some good advice on choosing a bike, including a list of shops who refurbish and sell secondhand bikes.  Buying from a shop is a better guarantee that the bike has not been stolen, though it's always worth asking if they have original receipts and have checked with the police register.

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