A good crowd turned out today for our Big Ride in support of the Space for Cycling Campaign. We only decided at the last minute to put on a ride to coincide with others around the country, so many thanks to all those who responded so quickly to the call to make space for cycling so that many more people who want to cycle can choose to do so.

Thanks to Assistant Mayor Mark Bradshaw for cutting the ribbon on the new Dutch-style cycleway on Clarence Road (not quite finished as there were manufacturing problems with the lane separators (“Toby”s)) – this is a major step forwards in “8-80” cycling provision here in Bristol.

After a relaxed ride around the City Centre we ended up “sliding” down Park Street to hand in our Freedon to Ride petition with over 4,000 signatures – thanks to Assistant Mayor Gus Hoyt for receiving it on behalf of the Counciil – Full Council debate in July.

The organisers did an amazing job in the short time available and our marshalls were superb at providing a rolling “Space for Cycling” as we cycled through the City. It seemed like everybody, young and old, enjoyed having the Freedon to Ride around Bristol City Centre.

A fuller article and some better pictures than these quick snaps are here.