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Closures to river Avon footpaths – for railway and new footbridge

Two sections of the path alongside the River Avon are due to be closed for extensive periods. The first is an 18 month closure of the Pill Path while the Portishead branch line is upgraded for passenger train services, but this doesn’t start until 2020. The second is a section of the River Avon Footpath Path by Cattle […]

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Cycling can definitely save the world!

The Guardian’s political & cycling correspondent Peter Walker is giving a talk at Bristol central library (at College Green) about his new book Bike Nation on Thursday 12 October. One not to be missed. Tickets £3 can be booked via Facebook or Eventbrite This event is part of Healthy City Week

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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 […]

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Annual financial statement 2016-17

At our 2017 AGM we presented the figures for our operating year 2016-2017. For those of you interested in the detail, the figures can be found here.

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An autumnal feast of Rides for October

We present an array of urban-themed rides and countryside jaunts of largely easy grade to suit the shorter and cooler days. We track down several city centre sites that are scheduled for development, and go in search of a local nature reserve rich in history and biodiversity. A popular sociable ride to fast expanding Portishead, […]

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Don’t forget our AGM

With an exclusive Cycle Festival debrief from Hannah Taylor we expect to zip through the statutory stuff so we can spend more time looking ahead to how we can continue to make Bristol better for cycling. Roll for the Soul, from 6pm Wednesday 27 September.

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Bristol Cycling: Rides for Sept 2017

Here’s what we’ve got planned for September 2017. Download the poster here BCyC 2017 09 Sept A4 poster Sun 3 – Life Cycle ‘Bike Minded’ and ‘Over 55s’ Ride Meet 10-45am for a prompt 11-00am start at the centre of Queen Square BS1 4QS. Not a BCyC Ride, we are supporting and ‘guest hosting’ the ride Art in […]

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Don’t miss Cycle to Work Day

Wednesday 13 September is national Cycle to Work Day. Don’t miss out on the chance to take part, win prizes and much more.

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Callowhill Court proposal rejected

On Tuesday 6 September, the Council rejected the car park plans in this proposed redevelopment of one corner of Broadmead. Charlie Bolton, Green councillor for Southville, who led the petition opposing the development said “This was as a result of our expressed concerns about air quality, increased congestion and access to the car park through […]

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The Mayor wants a metro…

By Rwendland - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=52440566

…to solve Bristol’s congestion problems. (More here) We wish him all the best in this. But: For a fraction of the cost and in a fraction of the time it would take to build we could have a fully protected network of cycle routes. Whatever the final outcome of the studies, Bristol needs to reduce […]

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Cycle Festival debrief exclusive

Hannah Taylor of Bristol Cycle Festival will be joining us for an exclusive insight into the ups and downs of this year’s festival. We hope it will be mainly ups. Come and see Hannah talk at our AGM, upstairs at Roll for the Soul, Wed 27 Sep from 6pm. More details in the calendar on […]

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Save Our Soul

We woke up this morning to find our fantastic cycling café and workshop, Roll for the Soul is to close. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Their reasons for not carrying on with this fantastic cycling hub are very understandable and our thoughts are with Rob and his team while they go through this difficult period. This will leave a […]

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Festival fever hits Bristol

We’re getting very excited about the 2017 Bristol Cycle Festival. Their new website has launched with all the details of the 50+ events, including our five Discover Bristol rides on each weekday. Please see our What’s on page for details and any late changes. The Festival will also feature the famous Carnivelo and Peaceful Portway on […]

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We hereby announce our AGM on Wednesday 27 September

Under our constitution we are obliged to give notice of our Annual General Meeting. But hopefully that’s as formal as it gets. This meeting is your chance to influence the future of Bristol Cycling as well as to find out what’s happening in Bristol’s cycling scene and contribute to our actions. Please come along. Whether a […]

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Victoria Park, a missed opportunity or is something better than nothing?

The latest stage of the saga of the Victoria Park section of the Filwood Quietway draws to a close. New proposals have been made as part of the Cycling Ambition Fund programme for the Filwood Quietway after the withdrawal of the previous properly ambitious and well balanced proposals in January 2017, after a vitriolic anti-cycling campaign […]

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