Supporting you to speak up for cycling
Welcome to the Cycle Advocacy Network

Do you want to help get more people cycling? Do you want to share the joy of riding a bike? Do you want to see real change - with separated cycle lanes, safer roads, and shops, offices and homes accessible by bike? So do we!

The Cycle Advocacy Network (CAN) brings together people with a shared interest in creating the conditions that enable more people to cycle, including better infrastructure for cycling and safer roads.

The CAN resources, events and tools on this page are open to all, and there are specific ways to get involved listed below. If you'd like more detail, please read the Introduction to the Cycle Advocacy Network - and join us on the journey to get more people cycling.

Resources for local campaigners

We have an easy-to-read campaigning handbook, an expanding toolkit of ‘how-to’ guides, links to Cycling UK’s views and briefings as well as suggestions of other people to link up with.

Resources for local campaigners

We have an easy-to-read campaigning handbook, an expanding toolkit of ‘how-to’ guides, links to Cycling UK’s views and briefings as well as suggestions of other people to link up with.

Latest actions

Action Summary Where/who Get involved

Call for new housing to be cycle friendly

Cycling UK is concerned that the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill risks missing vital opportunities to create a planning system that provides genuinely affordable housing as well as protecting the climate, nature, and our future prosperity. Cycling UK is therefore calling on members and supporters to write to your MP.

England

CONTACT YOUR MP

Elections - follow up successful candidates

Check Cycling UK's campaign pages and your own local authority to find out who was elected and ideas for following them up.

UK wide

FOLLOW UP

Respond to the Government's air pollution consultation

The Government’s consultation on new air pollution targets for the Environment Bill is open until June 27. Make sure your voice is heard!

UK wide

CLEAR THE AIR

Research and recover lost rights of way

There are thousands of historical rights of way were recorded incorrectly when councils were compiling their official maps in the 1950s. However, the public’s right to ride on them still exists. It hasn’t just disappeared because they’ve been marked incorrectly on a map. Discover and recover lost rights of way near you.
Further information

UK wide

FIND THE WAYS

 

Cycling champions

If you’ve ever spoken up for cycling, tried to influence your local council, or cycled your child to school, you're already a cycling champion.

Add your name to our growing community and receive information about upcoming events in CAN; including webinars and workshops, surgery advice sessions, and campaign action suggestions that will help you build momentum locally.

 

Volunteer roles

By volunteering for Cycling UK as a local rep or regional coordinator, you can maximise the impact you can have in your area.

Become a local representative of Cycling UK and join our forum for local campaigners. Ask questions, share advice, access the expertise of the hive mind.

Become a local representative

 

 

Whether you’re calling on your council for safer roads, working with local parents for routes to schools, building a local movement for active travel, opening up off-road access or responding to consultations - other people will be working on similar issues across the UK. Your time is precious, your insights are valuable. 

If you already have experience in local campaigning and want to help lubricating the chain links of the Cycle Advocacy Network, join us as a regional coordinator, providing support and oversight to local representatives in your patch.

Join as a regional coordinator

Local contacts in the Cycle Advocacy Network

Are you looking to speak up for cycling in your community? Do you want to connect with someone nearby? This is a map of the local representatives in our growing Cycle Advocacy Network that have chosen to make their contact details public. Select a map pin to find the details for people near you. These are useful contact points who can support you with local campaigning issues.

If you are interested to find out more about becoming a Local Representative yourself, please email Stephen Dominy or apply online.