Cycling UK

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Bridge Over the Beeston Canal Carrying the Nottingham to Derby railway. July 2009. Attribution: Mick Garratt

This article focuses on information specific to the United Kingdom. Please see our Cycling activism page for a topic overview.


Resources[edit | edit source]

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

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

OpenCycleMap.org

=Other resources[edit | edit source]

  • Cyclescape blog, "comprehensive online campaigning toolkit for UK cycle campaign groups"

Video[edit | edit source]

News and comment[edit | edit source]

see separate article: Cycling UK news

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

Chris Boardman: Support British Cycling's Turning the Corner campaign, britishcycling.org.uk, 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


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External links[edit | edit source]

  • Cycling demonstration towns W, Cycling in the United Kingdom, (category) W
  • Cycling Embassy of Great Britain, Making riding a bike as easy as riding a bike.
  • Cyclists' Touring Club, charitable membership organization supporting cyclists and promoting bicycle use; it is the largest such organisation in the UK. 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. W
  • Life Cycle UK, charity based in Bristol but runs projects and services in other towns and cities across England
  • 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

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