Here are a selection of articles that are particularly worth noting. These are in random order here, so just dip in.

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  • Cafes list - top tips for day rides

    We are often asked for our tips on good local cafés to visit for day rides out of Bristol, and so we have put together this little list of ten favourites from members’ suggestions. They make ideal rides out if you are looking for a short or long adventure on the saddle. We suggest checking they are open beforehand and using Cyclestreets.net, our favourite route planner, or Google to determine your best route. In no

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  • Vote Bike! What the Metro Mayor candidates say

    Vote Bike! What the Metro Mayor candidates say

    Tim Bowles (Conservative) is our new West of England Regional Mayor (results). We look forward to working with him to enable everyday cycling, for everyone, everywhere in our region. What will the West of England Metro Mayor do for cycling? Given the level of excitement it's possible turnout will be low - meaning that those who DO vote can really make a difference. The bookies are putting the Tories and Lib Dems as equal favourites. If

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  • A Modest Proposal #2: Bristol Promenades Routes

    A Modest Proposal #2: Bristol Promenades Routes

    We've been given agreement to share with you some plans that we have been helping with for Promenade Routes in Bristol. These are a set of proposals by John Grimshaw to enhance all of Bristol’s waterside quays, towpaths and walkways to create popular promenades to further promote walking and cycling in the area. Bristol’s riversides and docks have long been a popular place to cycle because they are attractive, central and flat. This project aims

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  • Who pays for our roads?

    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” (ipayroadtax.com). Remembering that 80% of cyclists are also drivers, we think it is a good time to highlight the shared costs we all pay for these stretches of tarmac that dominate our urban environment. The

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  • Summary Report and AGM 2017

    Summary Report and AGM 2017

    At our AGM in September we invited Hannah Taylor from the Bristol Cycle Festival to give us an early debrief on this year's events. But first we needed to get to the statutory business, as directed by our constitution. Our annual accounts were presented by Treasurer, Benn Woodward followed by a swift block election of our committee. The new committee is now: Eric Booth, Mark Brough, Ruth Crumey, Nick Davies, Andrew Gough, Terry Miller, Penny

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  • A Modest Proposal #1: Pedestrianise Clifton Triangle

    One of the next actions as part of our Freedom to Ride campaign is to start to flesh out our proposed Bristol Cycling Network that we are working on with Bristol City Council. We are looking at some specific issues and routes that need addressing in order to generate debate and come up with some plans that can be progressed with the Council so that we have initial plans for as and when further funding

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  • Joint Spatial Plan and Joint Transport Study - our response

    These two major strategic plans will shape some profound changes to our city and towns over the coming years. The four West of England councils (Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bath & North East Somerset) together are working on a draft Joint Spatial Plan setting out how the area will accomodate 85,000 new homes and growth of 20%. The companion Joint Transport Study will shape how people travel, and whether we achieve the Bristol Cycle

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  • A Modest Proposal #3: Inner Loop Proposal

    The Bristol Cycling Campaign is putting together a proposal to City Hall for a segregated loop around the city centre. The Inner Loop Cycleway will link the new and established radial routes and help cyclists safely negotiate the ‘tarmac collar’ of the city’s motor traffic dominated Inner Ring Road. The proposed route will be designed to the Dutch standard, sections of it already exist through earlier developments. What follows is a summary of our proposal.

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