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Farewell Note from Cycling England

Cycling England is just about to celebrate its sixth anniversary. Set up by the Transport Secretary, Alistair Darling, in March 2005 with a budget of £5 m. pa, and a team of two we have come a long way Read the rest of this entry »

New Home for Cycling England’s Online Resources

Starting on 1st April a range of guidance notes, case studies, reports and Read the rest of this entry »

Local Sustainable Transport Fund

The Department for Transport has announced £560 million for a Local Sustainable Transport Fund, which will be available from 2011-15. Guidance on how local authorities Read the rest of this entry »

Personality of the Month - Jonathan Alexander, Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Jonathan Alexander

What is your job or other main activity that involves cycling?
I work as a Paramedic for Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust in Sheffield where I set up and developed the Cycle Response Unit in the city to show that a hilly area is no obstacle.

The Cycle Response Unit is an initiative where ambulance staff ride specialist bicycles equipped with blue lights Read the rest of this entry »

Scheme of the Month - Tri cycling, Cycle Shrewsbury

Tri Cycling“Tri cycling” is a three day course including Bikeability, mountain biking and BMX, aimed mainly at children aged 9-12 (a Cycle Shrewsbury target group) who have not had BMX or MTB coaching before.

Trainees have to sign up to do all three kinds of cycling - they can’t just pick their favourite.
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Leisure Cycling Programme (2009-11) Interim Results

The research objective of the Finding New Solutions leisure cycling project is: “To what extent does a positive leisure experience, accompanied by follow-up support and interventions, lead to more habitual cycling?” Read the rest of this entry »

Scheme of the Month - Engaging Teenage Girls, Sefton

Girls from Greenbank High School

A group of girls aged 12-14 from Greenbank High School in Southport spent three months producing a film called ‘Pedal Power – The Way Forward’, it shows how they have explored cycling and the role it can play in local people’s lives. The film was premièred at a special event at Southport Arts Centre.
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Personality of the Month - Chris Payne, City of Hereford Police

Chris Payne

What is your job or other main activity that involves cycling?
I am the Local Policing Sergeant for the City of Hereford Police. Currently I manage five Constables and seven PCSOs. All but one of these staff police on bicyles. Our principal mode of transport is the bicycle, and my staff spend a minumum of 80% of their time patrolling on bicyles. Read the rest of this entry »

Personality of the Month - Mike Davies, Cycle Cambridge

Mike Davies

What is your job or other main activity that involves cycling?
I am the Programme Manager of Cycle Cambridge, an initiative delivered by Cambridgeshire County Council that is getting more people cycling, more safely, more often.

How long have you done that?
Since January 2009, but Read the rest of this entry »

Scheme of the Month - Cycle Parking, Bristol Parkway Station

Cycle Parking, Bristol Parkway

Parkway Station in South Gloucestershire serves as an excellent satellite station for people living in the area wishing to commute to Bristol and the rail network beyond and also serves the plethora of businesses located in the north fringe of Bristol including MOD, Hewlett Packard and AXA. Parkway and Temple Meads stations are Read the rest of this entry »


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