Cycling news from Bristol and beyond

Close Passes and Camera Submissions

Avon & Somerset Police close pass mat used in #OpClosePass

At the July Cycle Forum Bristol, Damien Devanny, from Avon and Somerset’s Road Safety Department, talked about their work on reports of motorists close passing cyclists and how the police deal with camera submissions. The close passes, reported using Avon and Somerset Police’s online form, are added to their database of problem locations but this […]

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Ride with us: Green Spaces of East Bristol

When: Sunday 11th August. Meet at 10-30am for a 10-45am start Where: Start from Coffee#1 at 51 Welsh Back, BS1 4AN Distance: 18 miles Drinks or early lunch stop: Mario’s Café, central Stockwood The route heads out along the banks of the Floating Harbour to pick up the River Avon Trail. We take a very leisurely pace through […]

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We’re supporting Extinction Rebellion’s Critical Mass ride: Wed 17 July

We all know cycling is one of the major solutions to combat the climate emergency. By supporting XR’s Critical Mass ride we support our shared values and ultimately make cycling a real choice for those that can and those that want to. The ride assembles at College Green, Wednesday 17 July at 6pm, aiming to […]

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Monthly meetup, 25 June 2019

Dom's Coffee Shop

We hold our main meetup on the last Tuesday evening of the month. We’re usually at Dom’s Coffee House from 6pm – all welcome! Obviously this time doesn’t work for everyone. So whether or not you’ll be there, if you have an item for discussion please email, with details, before 9pm Sunday 23 June. […]

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Let’s Ride Bristol 16 June 2019

BCyC stall and campaigners

We hope you enjoyed Let’s Ride, despite the occasional downpour. It was great to meet the visitors to our stall – thanks again to those who have joined. We didn’t have a card reader at the event but you can still become a member by visiting We’d also like to thank all those involved […]

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Please spare an hour on our stand at Let’s Ride Sun 16th. June

On Sunday 16th. June, Bristol council are staging their “Let’s Ride” city-centre one-day cycling festival, whereby several city-centre roads around Millennium Square are opened exclusively to cyclists and pedestrians. The council have contracted the running of the event to British Cycling, who are sponsored by HSBC. This event used to be called “Bristol’s Biggest Bike […]

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The start of cycle campaigning in Bristol, lessons for today?

It’s well worth settling down with the hot beverage of your choice and letting the estimable John Grimshaw tell you about the start of cycle campaigning in Bristol, and we venture, in the UK. He describes the striking series of demonstrations and actions that started in 1974 and lead to the Bristol Bath Railway Path […]

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Safety – or “feel good” safety?

irrational consequences of yellow vests

We enjoy it when members pen their thoughts, observations and evidence about cycling in Bristol. (If you’d like to contribute something, please do contact us.) But occasionally something comes along from “outside” which we really want to share. Here is a remarkably well thought-through article from a woman – Marjut Ollitervo – from Finland. It […]

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Non-collision injuries in Bristol – what can be done about ice?

Of course, cycling is overall a safe and very healthy activity, with cyclists being much healthier overall than non-cyclists. But there are risks which we need to be reducing, and they’re not always the ones that attract the most attention.  Research in Bristol and published by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents makes this […]

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City & Guilds Level 2 Cycle Mechanics course, June-July

Bike maintenance course

LifeCycle have advised us that there a few places left on this course which starts in Bristol on 5 June. It’s aimed at people who already know some bike mechanics and want to take their skills further: to be able to completely strip down and rebuild a bicycle. LifeCycle supply overalls, gloves, workstands, bikes to […]

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Rebel Riders – Climate Change Ride to London, April 12th – 15th

Extinction Rebellion group bare bums in the House of Commons

You may have heard, or seen about Extinction Rebellion (XR) by now. Remember the bare bums in the House of Commons? In the week starting April 15th, XR will be mounting its biggest and most disruptive action yet, to force the government to take emergency action on climate change.  This page explains more. Thousands of […]

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Space for Cycling Update: April 2019

Roadsign -'No overtaking cycists through works'

Silverthorne Lane and St Philips Marsh We have recently met developers and consultants about the Silverthorne Lane site and St Philip’s Marsh respectively, part of Temple Quarter. These are likely to be some of the largest re-development sites in Bristol in the coming years and are in close proximity to Temple Island and the University […]

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Future Temple Quarter – will there be lots of cycling?

Yes, Temple Meads station is at the centre, but Temple Quarter includes the whole surrounding area all the way to the St Philips Causeway. This is going to be a huge development, with or without the semi-mythical Bristol Arena. The Temple Quarter partnership have launched a survey to gather views before the next stage. As […]

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New council site to propose or support a street improvement

It’s good to see a new tool from Bristol Council for proposing street improvements for cycling (and other modes). This is similar to the innovative Bristol Bugbears site which was only open from April to October 2016. The site appears to have been preloaded with ‘pre 2018’ issues, probably from the ‘Tracker’ section of the Traffic […]

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WECA Joint Local Transport Plan Consultation

So we know our new West of England Combined Authority (WECA), and our new metro Mayor, Conservative Tim Bowles, will soon be celebrating being two years old. What are they for? Well they currently have a Consultation on a plan for transport (called the JLTP) throughout the region up to 2036. Wow an opportunity to […]

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