Police and Crime Commissioner Elections 2021 – Mark Shelford, Conservative Party

PCC candidate Mark Shelford

Statement by Mark Shelford, Conservative PCC candidate, in response to our questions. “It is difficult for me to answer your questions.  As you know the Chief Constable has, rightly,  complete independent Operational Control.  All of the questions you asked fall into the Operational realm. My role is to set the strategy via the Police and Crime Plan- this in…

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June Rides Announced

This June we’re busy with a three day trip in the beautiful countryside around Birmingham, a series of fascinating evening rides for Bike Week and some gentle off-roading south of the Avon taking in the National Trust property at Tyntesfield. Up-to-date details can be found on our Diary page and printable poster can be downloaded below. BCyC June 2016…

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Riders wanted for annual challenge

The Great Weston Ride (GWR) is an annual challenge ride of 56 miles, this year on Sun 17 July. Starting in Bristol, the ride winds through the lanes of Somerset to the seafront in Weston Super Mare. The event is very well marshalled and effortless to follow, with the route direction being signed or stewarded at all appropriate points….

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Help plan our Space 4 Cycling campaign for 2016

Your chance to help make a difference to cycling in Bristol – find out how, bring ideas and enthusiasm to the ideas and planning meeting for Space 4 Cycling Bristol campaign 2016 –– Boston Tea Party Park Rd, upstairs, Mon 7 Dec, 5.30pm Fed up with: Cycle lanes that just stop, vehicles parked in cycle lanes, Having only 1 mile of dedicated cycle lane…

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New local book “Cycling the Severn to the Thames”

We were interested to be sent details of a new book by Chippenham based Robin Summerhill. He produces books on long distance cycling and walking around the country but broken down into easy manageable sections of about 5 miles each way. Routes are mainly on former railway routes and canal towpaths. The books also have a strong flavour of local…

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Proposed new routes discussed at Nov’15 Bristol Cycle Forum

At the Bristol Cycle Forum on 19th November there was news of two big and important topics. Firstly, finally, there seems to be some movement on opening up The Downs for more walking and cycling. Secondly, James Coleman of Bristol City Council took us through proposals spending the next round of Cycling City Ambition Fund (CCAF2). This is the main source…

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Bike Life – Taking the pulse of bike life in Bristol

The Bike Life 2015 Report for Bristol is out (Bike-Life-Bristol-2015). Inspired by the Copenhagen Bicycle Account, this is an assessment of cycling development including cycling conditions, new initiatives and satisfaction with various aspects of cycling. Overall this is an interesting and useful report which will be of great value in making the case for cycling improvements. It’s no surprise that the lack of…

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