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Cycling news from Bristol and beyond

War memorials ride notes

For those of you who enjoyed our recent Remembrance Day ride, and for anyone who would like to do this ride for themselves, please find a copy of the original notes from 2012 here: Memorial Ride 11Nov12

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2018 AGM (and Mingle)

Bristol Cycling Campaign: sharing ideas

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 […]

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Bristol Transport Strategy Consultation – Our Response

Sharp eyed cycle campaign members will have noticed the new Bristol Transport Strategy (BTS), published at the end of September and out for consultation until 2 November 2018. The BTS is Bristol Council’s blueprint for defeating congestion, air pollution etc for the next 18 years; until 2036. If you were hoping for better cycling conditions […]

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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 […]

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Tunnels, trains and a church

Our October rides take us into the Somerset countryside to enjoy varied sights and scenery, taking in quiet lanes and dedicated cycling routes to make the most of the crisp autumn days. For more information and last-minute changes please click on our diary page. For a printable programme please click on the link and post […]

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Car Swamping Fever at BRI Hospital

The owners of the Bristol Royal Infirmary hospital in central Bristol are proposing to build an eight storey car park on the hillside next to the hospital. They describe it here as a “transport hub”. On this map the car park is where it says “Proposed hub location”. Key facts 35 affordable family homes will be demolished […]

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Critical Mass in Bristol

On the last Friday of every month there’s an an “organized coincidence” ride around central Bristol, with no leadership or membership. It’s one of the worldwide Critical Mass events. These rides have been happening, on and off, since at least 1997 in Bristol (see article in issue 25 of our membership magazine as below). Currently the […]

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The Downs. No Cycling? Or a car-free leisure route?

Why we need space for cycling on the Downs. The annual Cycle Sunday event is a brilliant way to demonstrate the huge demand for car-free cycling around the Downs to the Downs Committee, who manage this beautiful area. (To those unfamiliar with Bristol, the Clifton and Durdham Downs lie to the north of the city centre […]

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Not long till Cycle Sunday!

Bristol’s family-friendly Cycle Sunday event, which we are supporting, is back on Sunday 16 September, 10am to 2pm. Now in its fourth year, Cycle Sunday attracts up to three thousand participants. Its success has demonstrated the huge amount of interest in the Downs as location for bike riding especially for children, who need plenty of […]

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Rise For Climate Rally – Sat 8th Sept

Bristol Cycling is supporting the Bristol Rise for Climate rally on Saturday. It’s one of hundreds of events in over 80 countries around the world. We hope there will be lots of folk there with bicycles, one of our most powerful tools to tackle climate change. Grassroots environmental groups under the umbrella of Bristol Environmental Activists […]

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Metrobus opens up a new cycle route

With the opening of the M2 Metrobus route (Ashton Vale to Temple Meads) on 3 September, you can now cycle on the new car-free cycle track from Ashton Avenue Bridge to the Long Ashton Park & Ride, linking into the Festival Way.  We sent out our infrastructure terrier to check it out. On the whole […]

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20 mph and the Clean Air Zone

Bristol City Councils 20 mph review finishes today. In this consultation, the potential of 20 mph to help meet the National Air Quality Objectives (NAQOs) for NO2 and PM10 emissions, for which Bristol exceeds, has almost completely been ignored. Instead, a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) has been proposed to tackle this as part of central […]

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The world, and Greater Bristol, needs more cycling champions

For all those campaigning for Space for Cycling, Brian Deegan is a hero, being the transport planning engineer who has delivered top quality infrastructure in London. But he says that without a ‘big gun’ cycling champion even skilled and committed council officers can’t transform our streets to make them more suitable to cyclists (and everyone), they can only […]

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Picnics, churches and open spaces

Bristol Cycling’s programme of rides this September has been designed to raise the spirits and keep us peddling into the crisp days of Autumn. And of course we’re joining the Carnivelo ride through Ashton Court to join the Cycle Sunday event on the Downs Please check out our What’s on page for more details and […]

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Cycle Sunday 2018 – 16 September

Cycle Sunday is a community led cycling event held on the Clifton Downs. It was started by a group of parents as a way of demonstrating to the Downs Committee the huge interest in opportunities for car-free cycling around the Downs. The events are very popular, with between two and three thousand people attending. The […]

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