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Cycling news from Bristol and beyond

Bristol consulting on 20 mph speed limit

Bristol are consulting on 20 mph speed limits in the city. The exercise has benefitted from a UWE Monitoring Report which has found that Bristol’s 20 mph scheme has saved lives and reduced the number of people injured on our roads. Although we all know that speed limits are inadequately enforced, the UWE report found […]

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Road Rage on Nelson Street

If you’ve had problems riding this road please let us know If you’re cycling along Nelson Street perhaps you should wear a flak jacket or, at least, a GoPro camera. In the last couple of months two of our members have reported road rage incidents involving buses and bikes. A bit of an uneven battle […]

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Stay Wider of the Rider

Does your blood boil when the driver of a vehicle overtakes you with inches to spare, only for you to meet them seconds later at the lights? London Cycling Campaign have launched a new campaign to tackle the problem of the “close pass”. That is, drivers overtaking people on bikes with little room to spare, […]

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Cycling around Yate – the Spur and other routes

The new Yate Spur cycle path opened in April 2018 providing a shared use route between the Bristol and Bath railway path at Coxgrove Hill and Station Road, Yate. BCyC has been pressing for this for many years and it formed part of the Strategic Cycle Network we proposed in 2013 so it’s great to have […]

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Rides poster opportunity

Our beautifully designed rides poster needs some help! Have you a couple of hours to spare per month for some easy, desk-based homework to help with rides publicity? Want to hone your Word skills? In a few months the rides team will be losing the key input of Penny Partridge who has done a sterling […]

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Autonomous vehicles and you

Researchers at UWE are seeking to understand the perspectives of different road users, including cyclists, and they have been running trials with Venturer driverless cars. Open to all, this third phase will explore possible highway regulation changes that will affect pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. There is no interaction with vehicles in this phase. Sessions should […]

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Fresh air and fun

July’s rides programme is getting us out into the countryside to escape the din of city life for a few hours. We’re all over the place this month with a gentle jaunt to picnic in Portishead, some slightly more challenging rides that take us Sevenside and others with relaxing gardens as the destination. Please note […]

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Bristol Cycling gives rolling feedback to Council

Our Bike Week Space for Cycling ride on Thursday 14 June was a great success and it was a joy to celebrate the latest in cycling infrastructure while giving the Council constructive in-saddle feedback. More pictures on our Facebook page.

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Bike Week gets off to a sunny start

Our Green Spaces of East Bristol ride is the first of five daily rides for Bike Week. See more photos on our Facebook page. All our rides can be found on our What’s on page.

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June is bike month

With Bike Week 2018 taking place in the second week of June, we have a packed programme of rides across the whole month on something of a green theme as gardens, parks, open spaces, views and fountains make up the majority of our rides. The only exception is a nice full-on geek ride looking at […]

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Bare your bugs at our latest trial venue

Our monthly meetup takes place on the last Wednesday of each month (except December) 6pm – 8pm. That’s tomorrow (if you’re reading this on Tuesday) and today (if reading this on Wednesday)! For May we are trying the King William Ale House (see our What’s on page). So please come along and share your cycling bugbears. […]

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Bristol Road Justice meet with Avon & Somerset Police

Bristol Road Justice, along with fellow campaigners from Taunton, have again met Avon and Somerset Police to discuss road traffic law enforcement.

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Travelwest survey 2018 results

Travelwest have just released details of their latest Travel to Work survey for the West of England area and the results make for interesting reading.  Some interesting headlines are: Car commuting still accounts for 54% of journeys to work, however, the 14% of journeys cycled is still way above the national average of 2% Safety […]

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Poetry in motion

And on a lighter note… On our recent Bristol Cycling Ride touring the South Bristol Arts Trail, we had an instant poem written especially for us by the Poetry Machine:   A time to fly through cobbled streets Where groups of walkers trail their feet Their unswept hair, their pocket hands They don’t know what […]

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Bristol’s City Centre Framework – we’ve responded

Earlier in the year Bristolians were invited to help shape the future of the city centre by responding to a consultation on the City Centre Framework (CCF) document https://bristol.citizenspace.com/growth-regeneration/city-centre-framework The deadline for responses passed on 14 May. We hope you agree with our response: We welcome the CCF document and agree that our City Centre should provide a high quality […]

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