Designed for Cycling

Form a cycle campaign group - 8 Sep 2017 - Cycle Magazine
Having a group serves many purposes. It instantly shows that the support for your campaign goes beyond just one individual. You are also able to share jobs, which means you can get more done, maintain energy and not burn out.

Working with the media - 8 Sep 2017 - Cycle Magazine
Working with the media is an essential tool for any local cycling campaign group or cycling campaigner.

Getting a motion passed can be a highly effective way of getting your council to commit to the plan, invest, build process of Space for Cycling.

Communicating with your councillors - 31 Aug 2017 - Cycle Magazine
Communicating with your councillors may sound intimidating but it needn't be. Your councillors are elected to represent you and so should want to hear your views. This is a short guide to help you communicate effectively.

Understanding your local authority - 30 Aug 2017 - Cycle Magazine
There are various tiers in UK Government and knowing which tier is responsible for what can be confusing at first. This guide sets out which local government organisations are responsible for what and who within those organisations may be able to support you.

Space for Cycling draft motion - 30 Aug 2017 - Cycle Magazine
Getting your council to pass a motion to support Space for Cycling can be a highly effective way of getting some committed funding for cycling and some infrastructure on the ground.

Two years ago, Essex County Council proposed an infrastructure project that they believed would encourage cycling and walking. Following a two year battle, the local cycle campaign group have proved that the infrastructure was substandard, unnecessary and a misspending of public funds - but was it all worth it? Cycling UK member and local cycle campaigner, Will Bramhill, explains.

Several weeks ago, the tragic death of a young woman in Edinburgh rocked the city’s cycling community. The cause of the incident isn’t yet known and is being investigated by Police Scotland, but we do know that 23-year-old medical student Zhi Min Soh fell off her bike near tramlines and was subsequently run over by a mini-bus. She died of her injuries. Cycling UK was distressed to hear of her death and offer condolences to her family and friends at this sad time.

Vegetation and hedge trimmings - 3 May 2017 - Campaigning Views
Cyclists have problems with overhanging vegetation or hedge trimmings left on the routes they use. Debris can cause punctures or even serious injury if it gets caught in wheels.

After 2-years of gestation, the Government's Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) has finally appeared, on the last day when the Government could make announcements before the General Election. Whatever else we've said about it previously, its vision is admirable, as is the local cycle network planning process it proposes. We now need to enlist the backing of councils and other partners, and of national as well as local politicians, to ensure this vision gets implemented.

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