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‘We need to change our roads so drivers can see cyclists’

How refreshing to read a thoughtful article in a local paper (Cambridge News) about why and how to make everyday cycling normal in the UK. There’s an excellent plan of a proper roundabout that works for everyone. When will we see the first of these in Bristol? Research shows that we don’t perceive things at […]

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A Modest Proposal #6; Eight to Eighty cycling on Gloucester Road

Did you know that Gloucester Road was one of Bristol’s busiest cycle routes? What’s more, the number of people cycling has doubled in the last ten years whereas motor vehicle numbers have dropped by a fifth. These facts can be seen from Department for Transport Traffic Counts. So what does this tell us? Bristol’s Cycling […]

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Cycling probably isn’t in decline in Bristol, but the city still has complacency issues

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Guest Blog from the excellent At War With The Motorist. Reposted with permission (original) This popped up in my Tweetdeck saved searches column: Cycling steadily falling in #Bristol, DFT figures show  It caught my eye because I’m quite ready to be critical of Bristol. And I will be. But first, some reassurance. These numbers are (a) just […]

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Roman Road on The Downs – It’s a bit better. Oh no it isn’t!

Guest Blog from Wheels On The Bike about traffic on The Downs. Plans to improve this very problematic and unpleasant route have been dropped. What does this say about making Space for Cycling in Bristol? Reposted with permission from https://wheelsonthebike.wordpress.com/2015/12/01/roman-road-its-a-bit-better-oh-no-it-isnt/ Roman Road is one of many car-sick roads in Bristol. It’s a odd one-way road, that […]

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New local book “Cycling the Severn to the Thames”

We were interested to be sent details of a new book by Chippenham based Robin Summerhill. He produces books on long distance cycling and walking around the country but broken down into easy manageable sections of about 5 miles each way. Routes are mainly on former railway routes and canal towpaths. The books also have a […]

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Separation between pedestrians and cyclists in a ‘Living Heart’

Guest blog from member WJH I suspect we could be in danger of being sold a pup by agreeing to the Living Heart separation proposals. The general principle of separation is good, even essential, for reasonably fast cycle travel. Broadmead is a problem, and the proposal is good, especially if they add cycle stands near […]

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Bunker Bikes and their new home at Temple Meads Bicycles

One of the more unusual outlets listed on our list of bike shops is Bunker Bikes. Situated at the end of the Chocolate path and just before the Create Centre many Bristol cyclists will have seen the mass of interesting pre-loved bikes being carefully restored and made roadworthy at affordable prices. Harvey and his team can also fix […]

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Does Bristol need a Good Transport Plan?

UPDATE 19/11/2015 BCyC has sent in comments on the draft: BCyC response to Green Transport Plan draft Nov2015. The Green Capital transport group, lead by Sustrans, have been working on a Good Transport Plan for Bristol. Bristol Cycling Campaign have been following this with interest including a discussion at our April members meeting, it’s possible that the reason […]

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Bristol Tandem Hire

The Cycling Campaign ‘bumped’ into Bristol Tandem Hire on one of the initial Portway Sunday Park rides and the first thing everyone noticed was not their tandem but their Jack Russell dog, who goes virtually everywhere with them by bike. It wasn’t long before the conversation turned to tandem riding and what a great business opportunity there […]

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Eat, Sleep, Cycle…

  This one looks interesting: Stanfords on Corn Street are holding an evening with Anna Hughes talking about her book ‘Eat, Sleep, Cycle: A Bike Ride Around the Coast of Britain’ on Wednesday 9 September from 6.30 to 8.00pm. More details here.

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