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Bristol Cycling Campaign Supporter Survey 2020

UPDATE:  The survey is now closed – we would  like to thank the hundreds of people who took part. We will be publishing the results in the next few weeks What do you think about cycling in Bristol? What do you think about Bristol Cycling Campaign? Do the Survey! Please help us become a more effective voice for cycling in Bristol by understanding these questions. Our 2020 Supporter Survey should take 9-10 minutes to complete. AND you have a chance to win a…

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Cycling Campaign and coronavirus

While all face-to-face Campaign meetings are postponed until further notice you can still get involved in our Forums, Twitter, Facebook or simply just contact us. We are looking into hosting online meetings (such as Skype or Zoom) – let us know if you are interested. For most people cycling will continue to be the healthiest way to get about. There’s some helpful info at https://www.cyclinguk.org/article/coronavirus-qa-it-safe-cycle but if you’re ill you’re not going anywhere fast – get well soon!…

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Thank you!

Last night we held a brisk AGM – with little need for debate – before moving on to our main event. We enjoyed an inspiring presentation from Simon Munk of London Cycle Campaign. He is widely regarded as an expert on cycling infrastructure and he had spent the day touring Bristol’s cycle routes. A lively Question and Answer session followed and the discussions continued after we left. A fuller post will appear soon but in the meantime we want to thank everyone who made the evening such a success – Simon, BCyC activists, our less…

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Review and Reports for 2019 AGM

Fans of BCyC and all its many doings will be aware that Simon Munk, perhaps the UK’s top cycle campaigner, from the London Cycling Campaign is talking to us at 6pm on Wednesday 26 November 2019 (full details). He was an instrumental campaigner in getting the gold standard Waltham Forest mini Holland or Liveable Neighbourhood. Before that at 5.30pm we have our Annual General Meeting in the Lecture Theatre at Create Centre (excellent bike parking). We will make reference to four papers: Our Chair’s…

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Annual General Meeting and Talk by Simon Munk (London Cycling Campaign) 26 November

Cycle Campaigning: lessons from London and the Waltham Forest Mini-Holland Open to all – come and tell us about your experience of cycling in Bristol.  Nationally renowned cycle campaigner and the London Cycle Campaign’s expert on cycling infrastructure, Simon Munk will give a presentation on promoting change in London, working directly with City Hall, and willing Boroughs and Transport for London. Heavily involved in campaigning for the award winning Liveable Neighbourhood approach in the Borough of Waltham Forest, Simon will offer an insight into securing a better, safer environment for cyclists and…

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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 (1983) and the predecessor of Bristol Cycling Campaign, CycleBag (1977), on the way. While you’re listening you might wish to browse the first Bristol cycling strategy, 1974 Cycling in Bristol from John Grimshaw. The maps are hard to make out…

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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 on Space for Cycling, Road Justice and Communications. On behalf of BCyC, Space for Cycling co-ordinator, Nick…

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AGM and Mingle, Wednesday 31 October 2018

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 difference, backed by thousands of supporters.  Every so often it’s good to pause and take a breath to share and acknowledge what’s been achieved, and that’s what…

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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 Partridge, Martin Tweddell, Chris Whitlock and Benn Woodward. By the way, anyone is welcome to join our committee at any time – just come along to a monthly meetup and ask.

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