Local Cycle Campaigning

Winning the right to cycle on Llandudno Promenade

Roy Spilsbury shares his experience of fighting and winning a campaign to allow cyclists to ride along the Llandudno Promenade.
Roy Spilsbury on Llandudno Promenade

Retirement didn't mean cyclist and CTC Local Cycle Campaigner Roy Spilsbury was going to relax. He felt rage at a rather ridiculous proposal by his local council to keep cyclists off the spacious promenade in Llandudno. The Council wanted to force cyclists to cycle on congested main roads rather than by the seaside, so Roy launched a successful campaign to get them to change their minds.

Brighton’s successful North Laine contraflow scheme

Becky Reynolds grew up cycling. Her Mum taught her to ride at an early age, so cycling has been and integral part of her life for as long as she can remember. What changed this everyday self-described 'utility cyclist' into a campaigner and co-founder of Cycle Lewes, an active campaigning group?
Becky Reynolds, "One Way, No Way!" Campaigner

This month CTC has launched the national Space for Cycling campaign with the vision of making it safe for anyone to cycle anywhere in the country.

Both experienced campaigners and thousands of everyday people are taking part by sending emails via our website www.space4cycling.org.uk challenging Councillors all over the country to pledge their support. United, we're confident change can happen, as it has in examples all over the country, including Brighton.

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Lancashire Campaign to appeal to the local council for the introduction of a new cycle system

A CTC-member keen to back the CTC-fight, has linked up with a local Dynamo Group to lobby their local Council to persuade them to install a new public-backed cycle routing system.
One of the locations that a Lancashire campaigner is looking to be opened up

Lancashire-CTC-Campaigner - Paul Stubbins, has joined forces with  Lancashire and District Cycle Campaign (LDCC), to rally Lancashire County Council (LCC) to provide safer routes for cyclists. Paul told of how locals were all for his proposed improvements.

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Southampton ‘Dutch-Style’ cycle junction system prompts debate

Southampton Council has, with best intentions, introduced a new ‘cycle-friendly' junction. However many cyclists, including a local cycle campaign group, aren't so sure.
Southampton Crossroads

CTC member Richard Haynes contacted CTC's Campaigns Team to highlight a recently-built and so called ‘cycle-friendly' junction that links the Saltmarsh Road with the A3025, west of the Itchen Bridge in Southampton. According to Richard, it isn’t all it's cracked up to be. Local cyclists are disappointed as many attempts were made by the Southampton Cycling Campaign (SCC) to point out the flaws. 

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Space for Cycling Campaigners' Conference announced

24 March 2014
CTC will be hosting a campaigners' conference in Leeds on Saturday 3 May - for everyone looking to get involved in the Space for Cycling campaign.

Here at CTC, we’re excited to be launching the national ‘Space for Cycling’ campaign in mid-April with groups across the country including Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham, Newcastle and others. 

The campaign is calling on councils across the country to make our streets and roads safe and inviting for everyone to cycle - focusing specifically on infrastructure and design standards. 

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Space for Cycling Campaigners Conference

Type: 
Conference
Cost: 
Suggested donation £5 - £10 depending on your ability to pay. Payable on the door.

 

Join us for a day of workshops for local cycle campaigners working on Space for Cycling - or wanting to get involved.

South West cycling advocates network-building workshop

Type: 
Conference
Cost: 
£10 contribution for lunch and refreshments, or £5 if booked before 8th March

Are you campaigning for cycling in the South West and want to find out how to translate your ideas into reality? If so, join us at our cycling advocates' network-building workshop in Plymouth on 15 March.

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South West cycling advocates' network-building workshop

15 March 2014
Are you campaigning for cycling in the South West and want to find out how to translate your ideas into reality? If so, join us at our cycling advocates' network-building workshop in Plymouth on 15 March.
A map of South West England

Plymouth Council are the hosts for a day of cycling workshops at the Guildhall, Plymouth on 15 March.

The first of its kind, this event is set to examine cycling provision across the South West and will look at how cycle campaign networks can grow to support and influence local authorities for everyone's benefit.

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PompeyBUG presents a meeting with Cllr J.Fazackarley, CTC Campaigns & Policy Director R.Geffen & special guest E.Booth

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Meeting or AGM
Cost: 
Free

At our last meeting we looked at how the Dutch have created cycle-friendly towns and cities.  Thank you to everyone who attended – we hope you enjoyed it and came away more positive about the future of cycling in Portsmouth.  As a follow-up, we’ll be looking at how we can do this in the UK and in Portsmouth in particular.

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Carmarthenshire cyclists start local campaign group and look to build local support

Do you want to improve cycling locally……meet like-minded individuals…..and make a difference? CTC local cycle campaigners and cycle enthuiasts Phil Snaith and Geoff Rone have set up a forum in Carmarthenshire with the aim of making cycling a safer and more convenient way to travel.

The time to act is now as political momentum has picked up the pace. Cyclists' uphill struggle for better infrastructure and facilities has now changed up a gear and the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 has been passed. You now have an opportunity to voice your own opinions and collectively campaign for better cycling for all in Wales.

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