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Cycling news from Bristol and beyond

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 […]

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Safety – or “feel good” safety?

irrational consequences of yellow vests

We enjoy it when members pen their thoughts, observations and evidence about cycling in Bristol. (If you’d like to contribute something, please do contact us.) But occasionally something comes along from “outside” which we really want to share. Here is a remarkably well thought-through article from a woman – Marjut Ollitervo – from Finland. It […]

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Non-collision injuries in Bristol – what can be done about ice?

Of course, cycling is overall a safe and very healthy activity, with cyclists being much healthier overall than non-cyclists. But there are risks which we need to be reducing, and they’re not always the ones that attract the most attention.  Research in Bristol and published by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents makes this […]

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City & Guilds Level 2 Cycle Mechanics course, June-July

Bike maintenance course

LifeCycle have advised us that there a few places left on this course which starts in Bristol on 5 June. It’s aimed at people who already know some bike mechanics and want to take their skills further: to be able to completely strip down and rebuild a bicycle. LifeCycle supply overalls, gloves, workstands, bikes to […]

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Rebel Riders – Climate Change Ride to London, April 12th – 15th

Extinction Rebellion group bare bums in the House of Commons

You may have heard, or seen about Extinction Rebellion (XR) by now. Remember the bare bums in the House of Commons? In the week starting April 15th, XR will be mounting its biggest and most disruptive action yet, to force the government to take emergency action on climate change.  This page explains more. Thousands of […]

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Space for Cycling Update: April 2019

Roadsign -'No overtaking cycists through works'

Silverthorne Lane and St Philips Marsh We have recently met developers and consultants about the Silverthorne Lane site and St Philip’s Marsh respectively, part of Temple Quarter. These are likely to be some of the largest re-development sites in Bristol in the coming years and are in close proximity to Temple Island and the University […]

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Future Temple Quarter – will there be lots of cycling?

Yes, Temple Meads station is at the centre, but Temple Quarter includes the whole surrounding area all the way to the St Philips Causeway. This is going to be a huge development, with or without the semi-mythical Bristol Arena. The Temple Quarter partnership have launched a survey to gather views before the next stage. As […]

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New council site to propose or support a street improvement

It’s good to see a new tool from Bristol Council for proposing street improvements for cycling (and other modes). This is similar to the innovative Bristol Bugbears site which was only open from April to October 2016. The site appears to have been preloaded with ‘pre 2018’ issues, probably from the ‘Tracker’ section of the Traffic […]

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WECA Joint Local Transport Plan Consultation

So we know our new West of England Combined Authority (WECA), and our new metro Mayor, Conservative Tim Bowles, will soon be celebrating being two years old. What are they for? Well they currently have a Consultation on a plan for transport (called the JLTP) throughout the region up to 2036. Wow an opportunity to […]

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Safe Cycling in NW Bristol ? Yes please

Want to cycle from Clifton to Henbury along a safe segregated cycle route? No we’re not joking; we don’t mean messy, sub standard national cycle route 4 but a new route along Westbury Rd, Falcondale Rd and Passage Rd, protected from motors. There is currently a consultation on new bus lanes on the A4018, which […]

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The results are in – Build it and they will come

Bristol Cycling Campaign has received data from Bristol City Council’s traffic counts on city centre roads where new segregated infrastructure has been built. We advocate protected, segregated cycle tracks as the best way to enable people of all ages and abilities to travel by bike and the results of the counts show it has been […]

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One-day cycle maintenance for ‘Improvers’, Saturday 2 March, Horfield

Bike maintenance course

Maybe you know a bit but want to know more? Not sure you’re doing things the ‘textbook’ way? Learn to fix brakes and gears, and keep your bike in peak condition, supporting a local charity at the same time. Life Cycle’s one-day bike maintenance courses are ’empowering, fascinating and fun’. You’ll be working with a […]

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Update: City Centre Cycle Network

Prince Street cycle track at night

Bristol Cycling (BCyc) have recently been engaging with Bristol City Council (BCC) officers about the city centre cycle network. A lot has happened in the last few years so now is a good time for an update on some recent and upcoming schemes: The Prince Street cycle track has been fully open for a few […]

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6 reasons to make cycling to work your New Year’s resolution

Cycling rates are increasing year on year in Bristol. However, the motor car is still the dominant transport mode for commuting in the UK. So why not make your New Year’s resolution to leave the car at home and get on your bike to and from the office. Here are 6 good reasons why it […]

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Car Swamping Fever at BRI Hospital

Latest Update:    A planning application is now active. Please submit any response before next Wednesday (5 Dec 2018). The application is pretty much the same as the proposal on which we reported some weeks ago (below). There has been a (claimed) thorough study into the implications for motor traffic volumes of building a huge new […]

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