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Safe Cycling in NW Bristol ? Yes please

Want to cycle from Clifton to Henbury along a safe segregated cycle route? No we’re not joking; we don’t mean messy, sub standard national cycle route 4 but a new route along Westbury Rd, Falcondale Rd and Passage Rd, protected from motors. There is currently a consultation on new bus lanes on the A4018, which […]

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The results are in – Build it and they will come

Bristol Cycling Campaign has received data from Bristol City Council’s traffic counts on city centre roads where new segregated infrastructure has been built. We advocate protected, segregated cycle tracks as the best way to enable people of all ages and abilities to travel by bike and the results of the counts show it has been […]

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One-day cycle maintenance for ‘Improvers’, Saturday 2 March, Horfield

Bike maintenance course

Maybe you know a bit but want to know more? Not sure you’re doing things the ‘textbook’ way? Learn to fix brakes and gears, and keep your bike in peak condition, supporting a local charity at the same time. Life Cycle’s one-day bike maintenance courses are ’empowering, fascinating and fun’. You’ll be working with a […]

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Update: City Centre Cycle Network

Prince Street cycle track at night

Bristol Cycling (BCyc) have recently been engaging with Bristol City Council (BCC) officers about the city centre cycle network. A lot has happened in the last few years so now is a good time for an update on some recent and upcoming schemes: The Prince Street cycle track has been fully open for a few […]

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6 reasons to make cycling to work your New Year’s resolution

Cycling rates are increasing year on year in Bristol. However, the motor car is still the dominant transport mode for commuting in the UK. So why not make your New Year’s resolution to leave the car at home and get on your bike to and from the office. Here are 6 good reasons why it […]

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Car Swamping Fever at BRI Hospital

Latest Update:    A planning application is now active. Please submit any response before next Wednesday (5 Dec 2018). The application is pretty much the same as the proposal on which we reported some weeks ago (below). There has been a (claimed) thorough study into the implications for motor traffic volumes of building a huge new […]

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War memorials ride notes

Bristol Rovers remembrance service mid 20th century

For those of you who enjoyed our recent Remembrance Day ride, and for anyone who would like to do this ride for themselves, please find a copy of the original notes from 2012 here: Memorial Ride 11Nov12

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2018 AGM (and Mingle)

Bristol Cycling Campaign: sharing ideas

In planning for the evening, we had agreed to keep formal business brief, allowing more time for a Mingle we had promoted on social media and in member emails. The out-going Treasurer, Benn Woodward, took ByC members through the accounts. And we approved them. The out-going Chair, Eric Booth, explained that the formal Committee is […]

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Bristol Transport Strategy Consultation – Our Response

Sharp eyed cycle campaign members will have noticed the new Bristol Transport Strategy (BTS), published at the end of September and out for consultation until 2 November 2018. The BTS is Bristol Council’s blueprint for defeating congestion, air pollution etc for the next 18 years; until 2036. If you were hoping for better cycling conditions […]

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AGM and Mingle, Wednesday 31 October 2018

When you ride a bike in Bristol you become one of the most visible parts of a campaign for a better future. It shouldn’t be this way of course, cycling should be completely normal and unremarkable. That’s what Bristol Cycling Campaign is all about, “a city where cycling is so easy that everyone does it”. BCyC […]

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Tunnels, trains and a church

Our October rides take us into the Somerset countryside to enjoy varied sights and scenery, taking in quiet lanes and dedicated cycling routes to make the most of the crisp autumn days. For more information and last-minute changes please click on our diary page. For a printable programme please click on the link and post […]

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Critical Mass in Bristol

A fraction of the cyclists injured by motorists in 2017

On the last Friday of every month there’s an an “organized coincidence” ride around central Bristol, with no leadership or membership. It’s one of the worldwide Critical Mass events. These rides have been happening in Bristol, on and off, since 4th Feb 1994 as reported in issue 11 of our membership magazine, with another report from […]

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The Downs. No Cycling? Or a car-free leisure route?

Why we need space for cycling on the Downs. The annual Cycle Sunday event is a brilliant way to demonstrate the huge demand for car-free cycling around the Downs to the Downs Committee, who manage this beautiful area. (To those unfamiliar with Bristol, the Clifton and Durdham Downs lie to the north of the city centre […]

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Not long till Cycle Sunday!

Bristol’s family-friendly Cycle Sunday event, which we are supporting, is back on Sunday 16 September, 10am to 2pm. Now in its fourth year, Cycle Sunday attracts up to three thousand participants. Its success has demonstrated the huge amount of interest in the Downs as location for bike riding especially for children, who need plenty of […]

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Rise For Climate Rally – Sat 8th Sept

Bristol Cycling is supporting the Bristol Rise for Climate rally on Saturday. It’s one of hundreds of events in over 80 countries around the world. We hope there will be lots of folk there with bicycles, one of our most powerful tools to tackle climate change. Grassroots environmental groups under the umbrella of Bristol Environmental Activists […]

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