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Bristol Cycling 2021 survey – how can we double cycling rates?

We’ve opened our 2021 survey to find out what barriers there are to people cycling in the city and what can be done to help remove these barriers.  We would really appreciate your support in sharing this survey far and wide via your newsletters and social media, especially with groups which may not currently cycle. The survey is open until 30th November. The survey link is available here: https://bit.ly/BristolCyclingSurvey2021 You can find out what we learned from our 2020 survey here.

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Can you help Bristol Cycling become a registered charity?

Bristol Cycling Campaign is a voluntary organisation working to make Bristol a great city for cycling.  We have been active for over 40 years but have never made the jump to become a registered charity (read more about us here).  We are looking someone who can help take us through the process in 2022.  We are open to a pro-bono offer from a legal firm, expert advice on a voluntary basis or paying the right person if required. This is not just a matter of filling in some forms as there will be changes required to our constitution,…

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Bristol Cycling Campaign outline 2021 priorities

After a lively and extremely busy start to 2021, we are pleased to outline our priorities for the year. It is going to be an exciting year for cycling in Bristol with mayoral and council elections, infrastructure improvements and the increasing recognition of cycling as a valuable mode of transport. The new year saw the election of Toby Wells and Tom Swithinbank as new chairs of Bristol Cycling Campaign. Together we decided it was time for a fresh look at how we work and what we want to achieve in 2021. Below we have outlined our priorities, and how you might…

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Bristol Cycling Campaign celebrates record-breaking year

The UK has seen a huge surge of interest in cycling in 2020 and Bristol has certainly been no exception. It has been fantastic to see so many more people travelling around the city by bike. Bristol Cycling Campaign (BCyC) has also had more support than ever from Bristolians keen to see cycling infrastructure improve in the city. Our annual review on 26th Nov 2020 was a chance to pause, take a breath, look back over an extraordinary year and map out where we want to put our efforts in the future. You can catch up on…

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Annual Review and General Meeting 7pm 26th November 2020

We’re holding our covid safe Virtual Annual General Meeting on Thursday 26th November 2020 at 7pm – 8pm. A lot has happened in the year since our 2019 AGM, photo right; a global pandemic has changed lives, killed ten of thousands nationally and a million around the globe. Has it changed people’s world view and their priorities in life? Certainly lockdown saw a massive surge in numbers cycling as well as strangely silent roads, big air quality improvements and birds singing, even in congested Central Bristol. Then came exciting announcements of new Government money and  plans for active travel. Following…

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What we learned from our 2020 supporter survey

In May 2020 we ran a survey of our supporters. We also reached out to those who knew little about us. We wanted to find out what people think about cycling in Bristol. And what they think about Bristol Cycling Campaign (BCyC). We had 736 responses. 46% were female, 51% male and 3% others.  250 were BCyC members or supporters, while 217 had never heard of BCyC before completing the survey. Overall people feel Bristol is getting better for cycling with an index of 57 (where anything over 50 is improving). There was overwhelming agreement from all groups that…

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Bristol Cycling Campaign Supporter Survey 2020

UPDATE:  The survey is now closed – we would  like to thank the hundreds of people who took part. We will be publishing the results in the next few weeks What do you think about cycling in Bristol? What do you think about Bristol Cycling Campaign? Do the Survey! Please help us become a more effective voice for cycling in Bristol by understanding these questions. Our 2020 Supporter Survey should take 9-10 minutes to complete. AND you have a chance to win a…

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Cycling Campaign and coronavirus

While all face-to-face Campaign meetings are postponed until further notice you can still get involved in our Forums, Twitter, Facebook or simply just contact us. We are looking into hosting online meetings (such as Skype or Zoom) – let us know if you are interested. For most people cycling will continue to be the healthiest way to get about. There’s some helpful info at https://www.cyclinguk.org/article/coronavirus-qa-it-safe-cycle but if you’re ill you’re not going anywhere fast – get well soon!…

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Thank you!

Last night we held a brisk AGM – with little need for debate – before moving on to our main event. We enjoyed an inspiring presentation from Simon Munk of London Cycle Campaign. He is widely regarded as an expert on cycling infrastructure and he had spent the day touring Bristol’s cycle routes. A lively Question and Answer session followed and the discussions continued after we left. A fuller post will appear soon but in the meantime we want to thank everyone who made the evening such a success – Simon, BCyC activists, our less…

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