Cycling news from Bristol and beyond

Metrobus Works Warning

We’ve been contacted by Mary Todd who recently broke her right collar bone in two places after being ‘corkscrewed’ by works on the route of the long awaited Metrobus. She wants to warn everyone to look out for badly constructed concrete bus stop stand platforms (even if some of those works may only be temporary). […]

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A pannier full of summer rides this August

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This August we have rides to interest everybody, some easy paced and others more adventurous, from idyllic Castle Combe, to supporting the massively popular Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride.We also pedal off in search of the scenic viewpoints of East Bristol, and for the connoisseurs of art we have a ride around Stoke Park sculpture trail. […]

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It’s not just the presses that roll

Great to see our official printers @MinutemanPress winning this year’s Travelwest Big Commuting Challenge in the Best Team (small) category. Well done folks!

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The Reclaiming of Queen Square – lessons for ‘metro’ Mayor Tim Bowles


This fascinating video tells the story of how traffic was removed from Queen Square and Champion Square in Bristol. It was made for UWE’s online course Our Green City. It includes an interview with Dave Johnson, Avon County Councillor involved in making the changes to Queen Square in 1992. As we anticipate how Tim Bowles, […]

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A Summer of Cycling! Bristol Cycle Festival, Cycle Sunday, City Ride, Bristol Grand Prix, Peaceful Portway

There’s a good number of excellent cycling events happening over the summer which we’re happy to support, and encourage everyone to get involved in. Top of the list is the 2017 Bristol Cycle Festival which is going to be on Sat 16th – Sun 24th Sept 2017. Nothing on their website yet, but the BCF Facebook […]

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Bristol Cycling: Rides for July 2017

Here’s what we’ve got planned for July 2017. BCyC rides are open to all types of cyclist, young and old, athletic or disabled, from slow urbanites to fast racers. We are sociable folk, and always welcome new members and old faces alike. See our Diary page for a full listing of all of our past, present, and future […]

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Cycling Sicily With A Light Touch

At our last Meetup on 28 June we were treated to a presentation by Martin Tweddell and his organised cycling tour in Sicily. Martin’s aim was to take a holiday combining his two favourite interests: cycling and Italy. And to do this being as environmentally sensitive as possible, yet practical with time and cost. Of […]

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Bromley Heath Viaduct works – a cycling opportunity?

South Gloucestershire Council has secured funding via The Challenge Fund and The Cycle Ambition Fund to carry out essential maintenance works along A4174 Avon Ring Road between the A38 at Filton and the A4 at Hicks Gate. These will include improvements to the carriageway, footpaths, cycle ways and street lighting as well as structural maintenance […]

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Have you experienced harassment riding your bike?

We’re pleased to give our support to the campaign from Bristol Zero Tolerance on gender-based street harassment. Many people report feeling unsafe due to threatening behaviour while out on their bikes, particularly (and rather depressingly) women. BZT and we at BCyC are looking for people to tell their stories to help put forward proposals for the […]

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News on Road Justice from meeting with police, June 2017

The Bristol Road Justice Group met senior Avon and Somerset Police officers at the beginning of June to discuss ongoing concerns as to police road traffic law enforcement and other work to reduce the dangers posed to cyclists by dangerous driving. The meeting was timely following the publication last month of the detailed report ‘Our Lawless […]

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Linking Long Ashton park & ride with Festival Way

Bristol Cycling Campaign member David Neale has produced another excellent and well worked out proposal (see also the Barrow Hospital plans). This one will provide a traffic-free walking and cycling link in Ashton Vale between the AVTM maintenance/cycle track, the Long Ashton P&R and Festival Way (AVTM is the Ashton Vale to Temple Meads part of […]

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Who pays for our roads?

There is still an assumption that those using cycles don’t pay their way on our roads. This is despite significant progress being made in recent years highlighting the misconceptions of vehicle excise duty, often mistakenly referred to as “Road tax” ( Remembering that 80% of cyclists are also drivers, we think it is a good time […]

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South Bristol Link Road and Festival Way – the missing link

There’s a very pleasant loop now available taking you from the centre out along the Festival Way, to South Bristol Link (SBL), then back along the Malago Greenway. But, there’s a problem. A missing link* (map). At the northern (Long Ashton) end of the SBL, the cycle path is unfinished. The link to the Festival […]

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Bike sharing scheme YoBike launching in Bristol

 This is not our scheme! To report a problem or contact YoBike go to their website. A new hire bike scheme is starting shortly in Bristol based on a ‘dockless’ model that’s been wildly successful in Asia. There’s a media photocall at 12.00pm on Tuesday, 9 May in Millennium Square where nine YoBikes will be available to trial […]

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Our chance to influence – Bristol quality of life survey

Bristol City Council is running its annual Quality of Neighbourhood Life survey: Question 55 asks for actions and changes which would improve people’s local quality of life. This is our chance to mention transport: the benefits of 20mph and more protected cycle routes accessible for everyone. Last year the citizens’ priorities section on transport […]

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