This page is for any information helping the empowerment of CANs (community agency networks) or community groups across the UK interested in Cycling activism and advocacy.

Bridge Over the Beeston Canal Carrying the Nottingham to Derby railway. July 2009. Attribution: Mick Garratt
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  • News ‘It’s unbelievable the difference a path has made’: how volunteers are building a cycle network a yard at a time, (May 16, 2024)
  • News People want a shift in funding from driving to improving walking, cycling, and public transport, (Mar 27, 2024) — 58% support more cycle paths protected from traffic even if this removes space for cars
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Events[edit | edit source]

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  • Event Mar 11 - 22, 2024 (Mon - Fri) — Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel, cycling, walking and scooting challenge for schools from Sustrans,
  • Event Jun 10 - 16, 2024 (Mon - Sun) — Bike Week, annual celebration showcasing cycling and how brilliant it is!,
  • Event Aug 01, 2024 (Thu) — Cycle to Work Day,

Networks[edit | edit source]

  • Cycle Advocacy Network,, bringing together people with a shared interest in creating the conditions that enable more people to cycle, including better infrastructure for cycling and safer roads. added 18:11, 3 January 2022 (UTC)
We are... The Bike Project
Authors: The Bike Project, Jan 26, 2022
  • The Bike Project, community of refugees, cyclists, mechanics and volunteers. Registered charity in England and Wales with a simple mission to get refugees cycling! Video: The Bike Project on, added 13:17, 23 December 2023 (UTC)

Organisations working with communities[edit | edit source]

Greenway and Cycleroutes

Greenways and Cycleroutes
Authors: Primary VFX
Date: 2023-12-08
  • Greenway and Cycleroutes Limited, "charitable organisation formed in January 2016 to help local groups to develop walking and cycling routes for and run by the local community."

Life Cycle UK

Help Your Britain - Life Cycle UK
Authors: Life Cycle
Date: 2012-02-09
  • Life Cycle UK, charity based in Bristol but runs projects and services in other towns and cities across England


Beginning with the Bristol and Bath Railway Path (Excerpts from 'The Bicycle Film')
Authors: Sustrans
Date: 2015-02-25
  • Sustrans, charity to promote sustainable transport. The charity is working on projects to encourage people to walk, cycle, and use public transport, to give people the choice of "travelling in ways that benefit their health and the environment". Sustrans' flagship project is the National Cycle Network, which has created over 14,000 miles of signed cycle routes throughout the UK, although about 70% of the network is on previously existing, mostly minor roads where motor traffic will be encountered.
As well as the National Cycle Network, Sustrans is working on Safe Routes to Schools, Safe Routes to Stations, Home Zones (liveable neighbourhoods), and Pont y Werin in Cardiff. Sustrans administers over 1500 volunteer Rangers who monitor over 60% of the National Cycle Network and contribute to the maintenance and promotion of the routes. Sustrans also works to promote cycling both for recreational and utility purposes, for example, by working with local authorities to organise cycling events, and by holding information and merchandise stalls at fairs and festivals. W

Resources[edit | edit source]

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Maps[edit | edit source]

CycleStreets, not-for-profit United Kingdom organisation that provides a free-to-use national cycle journey planner for the United Kingdom. The planner uses OpenStreetMap data for routing, Shuttle Radar Topography Mission for height data and official post code data. It was launched in March 2009 and by January 2010 had planned 100,000 journeys. As of August 2015 the site has planned over 45 million itineraries. It was 'Highly Commended' at the 2009 ACT Travelwise awards. It provides worldwide routing using OpenStreetMap data. W

Apps for sustainability[edit | edit source]

CycleStreets, currently (January 2011) in beta, UK-wide cycle journey planner system, which lets you plan routes from A to B by bike. Designed by cyclists, for cyclists, and caters for the needs of both confident and less confident cyclists. W

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Cycling UK[edit | edit source]

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Cycling UK is a trading name of the Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC), which is a charitable membership organisation supporting cyclists and promoting bicycle use. Cycling UK is registered at Companies House as "Cyclists’ Touring Club", and is covered by company law. It works at a national and local level to lobby for cyclists' needs and wants, provides services to members, and organises local groups for local activism and those interested in recreational cycling. The original Cyclists' Touring Club began in the nineteenth century with a focus on amateur road cycling but these days has a much broader sphere of interest encompassing everyday transport, commuting and many forms of recreational cycling. Prior to April 2016, the organisation operated under the brand "CTC, the national cycling charity". As of February 2020, the organisation's president is the newsreader Jon Snow.

Cycling UK works to encourage more people to take up cycling, to make cycling safer and more enjoyable, and to provide cyclists with the support and resources they need. Its activities vary from road safety promotion to the provision of organised cycling holidays. W

Campaigns[edit | edit source]


Chris Boardman: Support British Cycling's Turning the Corner campaign,, added 11:03, 2 October 2020 (UTC)

Cities fit for cycling campaign, The Times

See also[edit | edit source]

local information can be found, or shared, via our many UK location pages

External links

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Authors Phil Green
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Related 0 subpages, 13 pages link here
Aliases Cycling UK
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Created March 10, 2015 by Phil Green
Modified May 30, 2024 by Phil Green
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