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Video evidence submissions to Avon and Somerset Police

Until last autumn, cyclists submitting video camera footage of dangerous driving would be told by the police what action they would be taking. In 84% of cases drivers either received a warning letter, were sent on an educational course or were prosecuted.

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Ride: Oakham Treasures Café

A 23 mile (approx.) gentle paced New Year Ride on Saturday January 4th from Coffee#1 Welsh Back, BS1 4AN, at the corner of Queen Square and Welsh Back. Other rides and events are on the Diary page on the website We will be meeting at 10-15am for a 10-30am departure. The route will head out […]

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2019 AGM report and review of Simon Munk’s presentation

Simon Munk takes questions

As promised last week, there is now a report from our AGM and a review of the presentation which Simon Munk gave, immediately after, to over 60 attendees: AGM 2019 Simon Munk Presentation

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Thank you!

Simon Munk of London Cycling Campaign

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 […]

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Review and Reports for 2019 AGM

Create Centre and Ashton Avenue Bridge

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. […]

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Sustainable travel and Bristol’s hospitals

Just over a year ago, we were encouraged to hear about plans for a “transport hub” at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, the BRI. But the detail revealed that this transport hub was effectively a green-washed multi storey car park. Following much dismay at this new magnet for motor traffic, the council rejected the planning application. […]

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Space for Cycling autumn update

Cycle track at Old Market roundabout, Bristol, UK

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) Over the last 18 months officers at WECA, Bristol City Council, BANES, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset have been developing the new Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure plan for the West of England sub-region. Bristol Cycling Campaign has been involved throughout the process and has had regular updates […]

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

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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 […]

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A Modest Proposal #8: Jamaica St cycleway

Every cyclist in Bristol will have their own strategy for coping with the James Barton roundabout, one of the worst in Bristol and the subject of our Modest Proposal #5: The Bear Pit / St James Barton Roundabout. Particularly as the Gloucester Road is one of the busiest cycling routes in the city, with its own […]

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What happens when you send your close pass video to police

The Road Justice work of BCyC is primarily about holding ASP to account to provide reasonable responses to cyclists who take the time to submit dashcam evidence of dangerous driving and near misses. Telling people the outcome of their camera submissions encourages cyclists to provide the information, they feel the trouble is worthwhile if something […]

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‘Juicy’ Bristol Cycle Forum on Oct 24 2019

We’re looking forward to the October Cycle Forum, facilitated by Bristol Council. All the items are really central to what Bristol Cycling Campaign is all about. There is sure to be a strong turnout from members and supporters (but not all 3,000 of you!). If you’ve not yet been to a Bristol Cycle Forum then […]

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What relevance does this weekend’s Marathon World Record attempt have for UK cycle infrastructure?

Tomorrow morning (12th October 2019) between 5am and 9am Eliud Kipchoge will attempt to break his marathon world record on a circuit in the famous Prater Park in Vienna. The course he will run is widely used in Vienna for recreation, particularly running races, but also as a main cycling throughfare. Its main attraction, is […]

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If you have a few minutes…

Six reasons to cycle to work

‘All women on bikes in Bristol welcome to help @BristolCycling to improve cycling infrastructure – you don’t even need to come to meetings to do it’ (Twitter, 10 October 2019) That was the tweet and she’s right. Except, of course, that everyone is welcome at our meetings and everyone is welcome to get involved in […]

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#BWCyclingCharter – What? Why?

Bristol Women's Cycling Charter

Bristol Cycling Campaign were delighted to be at the launch of the Bristol Women’s Cycling Charter. LifeCycle Chief Executive, Poppy Brett has brought together women from various groups all over the city and today was the culmination of all that work. There have been comments on social media, asking ‘why should women be considered a […]

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The Portway shared path is not a lorry park

Today, yet again, someone parked illegally on the Portway walking and cycling path. This time they blocked it – look at how much space this lorry took up! Someone coming the other way told me they’d asked him to move because it wouldn’t safe to squeeze through the narrow gap. He had refused even though […]

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