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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  • 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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  • Space for Cycling wins Bristol Elections 2016

    Space for Cycling wins Bristol Elections 2016

    Following a hard fought campaign Space for Cycling emerged as the clear winner of the Bristol 2016 elections, securing not only the mayoralty, but also 63% of all the Councillors. Mayor Marvin Rees (who also represents Labour) said "I support cycling. Not only does it have obvious health benefits in keeping people fit and improving the air quality, but it has social benefits too, getting people out and about, talking to each other, experiencing life."

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  • Cycling vs the Electric Car

    Cycling vs the Electric Car

    Electric vehicles have received a lot of press over the past few months. This furore has even led some to suggest that EVs are more efficient than food powered humans riding bicycles. So we at Bristol Cycling have put together an unapologetically technical article in an attempt to shed some light on this. Why does energy matter? For starters, energy, whether it is petrol, electricity or food costs money. We are also burning our way

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  • Bristol Cycling Network

    Bristol Cycling Network

    Bristol Cycling Campaign has produced a concise strategy for cycling in Bristol. This sets out how we will achieve Space for Cycling. The strategy is affordable, maintaining current spending levels of £16 per head of population per year, and can be delivered in just 12 years for a total of £109m. We have mapped out the network of strategic routes shown here that connect every neighbourhood. These can also be seen in an innovative 'Top

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  • 20mph saves emissions, energy AND lives

    20mph saves emissions, energy AND lives

    The 20mph debate rages on in Bristol, with murmurings of potential reversal, Bristol Cycle Campaign want to shed some facts on an important aspect – Energy and Emissions. We've even got a handy infographic. One controversial argument often heard is that a vehicle travelling at 20mph has higher fuel consumption and emissions than at 30mph. Whilst it is true that the gearing on most passenger cars means that traveling on an empty motorway at 20 instead

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  • The staggering cost of motoring

    The staggering cost of motoring

    Last month many of you will have received Bristol Councils "Council tax explained" leaflet, explaining where our council tax pounds are spent. The centre page of this is an infographic summarising costs per household. Transport services set us back £83.52 and highways £29.26. Reading into the images used, this might be interpreted as tax payers forking out 3 times more for cycling and public transport than highways infrastructure (which cyclists also use). However regardless of

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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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