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Cycle Windermere with new off-road routes

Wednesday 9 July · Windermere · Ambleside

Finding a safe place to cycle in the heart of the Lake District has never been easy, with busy traffic squeezing into the narrow valleys. A new series of off-road cycle…

Cambridge bike lanes finally approved

Wednesday 9 July · Cambridge

The long-awaited segregated bike lanes for Hills Road and Huntingdon Road in Cambridge have finally got the go-ahead after a last-minute wobble. Concerns over bus stop safety had seen the…

New Superhighway could be best yet

Wednesday 9 July · London

Transport for London has released its plans for the Oval–Belgravia bike route, Cycle Superhighway 5 – and it looks like they could be a step-change in conditions for London cyclists. …

Bristol’s bike strategy promises to “make cycling simple”

Monday 7 July · Bristol

The city of Bristol, led by cycling mayor George Ferguson, has unveiled a new cycling strategy that aims to “simplify cycling” with new, attractive, safe bike routes. Mayor Ferguson, one of the founding…

Government pledges cycling plan

New Monday 7 July

Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a “cycling revolution” – but outside a few chosen cities and National Parks, not much has yet changed on the ground. Now, the Government is finally…

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Friday 11 July · 3:36pm · Cirencester · Stow-on-the-Wold

Tour de Cotswolds?

The Worcester News reports that local councillors are already agitating for the Tour de France to come to the Cotswolds. Paul Hodgkinson, from Bourton-on-the-Water, wants the Tour to “start in… More »

Wednesday 9 July · 3:42pm · London

City 20 limit for “cyclists and dreamers”

On Sunday 20 July, the City of London will get a near-universal, bike-friendly 20mph speed limit. Only one road, Upper Thames Street, will have a higher limit. Even major roads such as Farringdon… More »

Tuesday 8 July · 10:29am

Coast & Castles gets surface upgrade

A three-mile stretch of the Coast & Castles route has received a major surface upgrade. The roadside route between Warkworth and Alnmouth is now surfaced in smooth tarmac, replacing the… More »

Monday 7 July · 11:00am · Bristol

Chocolate Path reopens

The popular waterside Chocolate Path, along the tidal River Avon, has reopened after “significant ground movements” forced its closure. Bristol City Council say “no further work is required in the… More »

Monday 7 July · 10:28am · Chepstow

Petition revives Wye Valley cycleway plans

The long-cherished dream of a cycleway up the Wye Valley, following the old railway line, refuses to go away. After Sustrans clarified that “it’s something we are always happy to… More »

Wednesday 2 July · 12:41pm · London

Making tracks for Tower Bridge

Artist Thomas Yang makes beautiful prints inspired by the nuts and bolts of everyday cycling – literally. His bike-themed images use tyres, chains and other cycle components to achieve a distinctive black-and-white look that has won several awards. Now his series of urban images has reached London with ‘God Save The Bike’, a portrait of Tower Bridge made with tyre treads. It’s $90 and there are just 19 remaining. Via 100copies.net. Link »

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It’s now legal to jump red lights… in Indiana

Tuesday 1 July

Most cyclists are tired of the accusation that they “always jump red lights” – but in the US state of Indiana, it’s now legal to do so. Under some circumstances, anyway.…

Oh, I do like to ride beside the seaside

Tuesday 1 July · Weymouth

Cyclists in Weymouth are hoping to be the latest to overturn a promenade cycling ban. Recent months have seen bike bans overturned on Seaford and Llandudno’s seafronts. Now this success has inspired a…

Plans revealed for new Cambridge bike bridge

Monday 30 June · Cambridge

A new cycle bridge over the River Cam could save cyclists a mile-long detour – and form part of a new north-south route. Cambridgeshire County Council is proposing a £4m…

Coming soon: the Irish coast-to-coast route

Monday 30 June

England’s coast-to-coast cycle route opened 20 years ago; Scotland’s equivalent opens this year. Now Ireland is getting in on the act with a 180-mile route from Dublin to Galway. The Irish Coast-to-Coast will be…

Work starts on Welsh coastal cycleway

Thursday 26 June · Prestatyn

Construction is underway on a new scenic cycleway along the North Wales coast – passing the northernmost point of the country. The new route, from Talacre to Ffynonngroyw, brings…

“Cyclists stay back” stickers get the boot

Wednesday 25 June · London

London’s reviled ‘Cyclists stay back’ stickers, which many campaigners accuse of “victim-blaming”, are to be removed from the capital’s buses. After a meeting with London cycling activists, Transport for London…

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