Cycling news from Bristol and beyond

Farewell to Boneshaker Magazine

What’s going on?! First Roll for the Soul closes at Xmas, now Boneshaker magazine announces that issue #20 will be their last. You can buy the magazine here, and also all the other lovely Boneshaking stuff. Boneshaker will be missed and we wish all those involved the very best, a smooth road, with the wind at […]

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Old Brislington Railway – Relief Road or Green Haven?

This is better than an urban motorway

How many people know about the old Brislington Railway line, which runs from Sainsbury’s on Whitby Road to Tesco on Callington Road? It’s is currently derelict and unused. Bristol Cycling Campaign have been contacted by Brislington residents who think it would be a great idea to turn it into a cycle route! If you agree […]

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Farewell to Harveys Cycle Exchange

We’re sad to hear that Harveys Cycle Exchange on Henleaze Road is closing ( This has been a much loved local cycle shop for generations of Bristol cycle riders. Many will remember the important role they played in exchanging children’s bikes as they grew (the children, not the bikes). We’ve updated our list of Cycle Shops […]

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Proposals for Coronation Rd – Dean Lane crossing

Draft plans have been circulated for this is very important and heavily used route for walking and cycling at the south end of Gaol Ferry Bridge (plan). The current arrangement is most unsatisfactory and long overdue for improvement. This has come to top of the pile as Bristol Council tries to find deliverable schemes as the […]

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A festive hamper of delicious mini rides for December

To aid the seasonal merriment we present a number of relatively easy and relaxed rides that will be sociable and unhurried. We’ll take a nostalgic circuit around the city centre and harbourside to compare a modern Bristol with an earlier vintage captured on photos. A return visit to East Bristol will allow us to enjoy […]

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Easton Safer Streets – ask councillors to support

There is a key decision point on Friday 10th Nov for Easton Safer Streets. Please show your support using the button below. This is Bristol’s first attempt to make a big difference to the vitality of an area by a joined up approach to through traffic (rat-running), rather than a piecemeal street by street approach. Of […]

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Nelson Street ‘a messy chaotic street’

A draft set of plans have been shared with us of how to improve Nelson Street for cycling and walking, after the changes made for MetroBus. If you can understand plans have a look and tell us what you think. There’s a set of photos below which show the current problems. These are part of the […]

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Travelling with a bike on GWR services – Christmas 2017

Great Western Railway (GWR) have announced engineering works over the Christmas period. Some routes will be diverted and buses will replace some trains (the buses can carry folding bikes only). Travel to London No trains will run on the GWR network on 25 or 26 December, and on 24 and 27 December there will be […]

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South Gloucestershire Cycle Forum meeting Nov 2017

The next South Glos Cycle forum meeting will be held on Tuesday 28th November at 6pm. The venue will be the Filton 20, new Filton house building, address below: New Filton House Golf Course lane Filton, BRISTOL BS34 7QS There is cycle parking and visitor car parking available outside the building. Here are the minutes from […]

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A revelry of rural riding for November

We have put together a healthy spread of late autumn rides for your delectation this month. From a challenging sortie into the Mendip Hills to a relaxed afternoon pootle to a festive local eatery. We find cleverly crafted creatures half hidden in a native woodland setting for art lovers young and old, and also make […]

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Linking the Festival way and South Bristol Link – the saga continues

What is the difference between a cycle path and an impassable muddy farm track? We’ve reported previously about South Bristol Link Road and Festival Way – the missing link. The key element is Parsonage Farm Bridge over the A370, at the western end of the south Bristol link road (SBL). This is now completely inaccessible to cyclists as the farmer […]

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Cycle lane plans for Prince Street

Travelwest have published their plans for a separated cycle lane along the length of Prince Street, from the Bridge (where work has already commenced) to Broad Quay. The plans show plenty of separation between bikes and cars, well above the recent standard of ‘shared space’ (that is, pavement cycling). Taking the cycle route inboard of […]

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Bordeaux bridge reclaimed

Last summer a major bridge in France was opened up solely for walking, cycling and public transport when Bristol’s twin city of Bordeaux bravely experimented with keeping private motor vehicles off the historic Pont Pierre. A report by our sister organisation in Bordeaux, Vélo-cité (Bike-City) tells a story with parallels to our own Prince Street […]

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Public support for 20mph limits holds firm, new study reveals


It’s good to see yet another new report about the popularity of 20mph limits, this one from UWE academics published on the Bristol Health Partners website: Seven in every 10 adults in Great Britain support the introduction of 20mph speed limits in busy streets, according to a major new survey.The poll conducted by YouGov earlier […]

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Knowing where to spend money

There is much insight to be gained from data, given the right perspective. One of the most alarming figures is that 129,000 people drive to work in the city of Bristol. Of those, 57,603 (44.6%) live within a 20 minute, 5km, bicycle ride to work. It’s worth pausing to let that sink in. Nearly half […]

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