Good news that the Department of Transport is reviewing the Highway Code to include issues that put off cyclists i.e. close overtaking, and opening car doors without checking for other road users.
Read the announcement and also note that there is reference to a consultation about possible new laws and penalties relating to death/serious injury caused by dangerous or careless cycling. This consultation ends at 11:45pm on 5 November 2018 so be sure to access it to add your comments. The very last Read more [...]
Lots going on behind the scenes in Congleton with discussions with town councillor and deputy mayor Suzie Ackers-Smith and CE cllr David Brown over tweaks to make cycling around town easier, and longer-term more major work to make the cycle route network less disjointed, and add a new circumnavigation of the town.
Also there are more cycling events in the pipeline for the town after the runaway success of the Cheshire leg of the Tour of Britain. These events are fun, raise Read more [...]
Good news and bad news. Two cycle-related submissions were made to Cheshire East for funding related to cycling. One (for signage and a feasibility study for improving the cycle network in town) did not make it into the second round, but the other ie The Town Hall and Friends Sprint Triathlon Event on 23rd April 2017 did.
As the triathlon will be a fun way to raise awareness of cycling and hopefully garner further support for cycle network improvements, we still need all of you who are 12 years Read more [...]
What? Vote for more funds to start filling in the gaps in the Congleton cycle network. Cheshire East is holding a Decision Day for locals to listen to various community project proposals.
Where? Congleton Town Hall.
When? Sat 28th Feb 2017 from 9.30am-noon
How? Anyone 12 or older can vote, but you have to vote in person and MUST REGISTER before 9.50am, listen to the all the proposed projects and then vote (from 10-11am).
Refreshments provided - come along with friends and family to Read more [...]
We've been busy putting together an ambitious wishlist plus some cheap and cheerful quick fixes (will post these later) to improve the Congleton Cycle Network, as requested by town councillor Suzie Akers-Smith, the force behind the success of the 2016 Tour of Britain stage held here in Cheshire East.
Cheshire East Council's leader, Rachel Bailey, and others want to see a cycling legacy from this event, so that residents and visitors will have a good quality cycle network to use. Currently there Read more [...]
What's it like to cycle one mile? Find out. Bring your bike along for the one mile fun Cycle Run ride on Saturday 3rd September between Astbury Mere Country Park visitor centre and Congleton town centre, following shortcuts and quiet back streets that are part of a national cycle route (the 573). No hills!
Come along to Astbury Mere between 11am and 2pm, pick up your free Congleton Cycle Network map from the team, who will show you how to find the way into town along the quiet back streets, following Read more [...]
When you look at Google maps, you'll now see an option to view cycling routes - Sustrans has put on dedicated routes and quiet cycling-friendly lanes. This should help those who are just starting to use their bikes for transport, and encourage more to begin pedalling. Sustrans is also keen for people to add their own routes, but it's not clear how you do this at the moment. Perhaps it will become clear with time?Have a look at the Sustrans news release. Read more [...]
This may be of interest - don't know if you have to be a Stoke resident...*******************************************************Cyclists wanting to improve their confidence are being encouraged to take part in training courses across the city.Stoke-on-Trent City Council's Safe and Sustainable Transport team are providing a number of free cyclist training camps starting this August for children and adults. Camps continue in September and October finishing with New Year cycling camps for children Read more [...]
Yesterday (28th April), Fiona Bruce held a meeting in Congleton to gather views from her constituents who cycle and are keen to make changes for the better. Two hours later, she certainly had plenty of ideas from those present, and she is determined to follow these through to make a difference. Two members of the Congleton Cycling Campaign were present, plus those from the Congleton Cycling Club, along with others who wanted to share their ideas. There was even a Cheshire East officer present. Read more [...]