Embassy News - 2012

Cycling Embassy of Great Britain accepts offer of interview with new Road Safety Minister

The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain appreciates the launch of a new Department for Transport advertising campaign, entitled THINK! CYCLIST, which calls for drivers and cyclists to look out for each other. The spirit of the campaign is to be welcomed. 

Cycling Embassy calls on new Health & Transport Secretaries to realise benefits of the bicycle

The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain have written open letters to the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP and the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, who became Secretaries of State for Health and Transport respectively in the cabinet reshuffle last week, pointing out the benefits of investing in the bicycle.

The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain nominated for BikeBiz Award

We are very pleased to announce that the Cycling Embassy has been nominated for a BikeBiz 2012 Award - we are

Cycling and Society Symposium 3rd & 4th September

Due to last minute cancellations there are a few places left for the Cycling and Society Symposium which will be held on the 3rd and 4th of September at the University of East London.  If anyone is interested in attending please email Rachel Aldred (r.e.aldred AT uel.ac.uk) letting her know which days you'd like to attend. As well as the symposium proper, there will be a bike ride on the 2nd September in the afternoon.

An evening of Copenhagen Cycle Culture

If you're free on the evening of Thursday the 11th October, why not head along to Chelsea Town Hall for an event on Danish Cycling Culture, hosted by the Danish Embassy and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's Bikeminded.

Sussex Infrastructure Safari - 18th August - REMINDER

Jim Davis, Chair of the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain cordially invites you to join him on an Infrastructure Safari of Worthing and Brighton incorporating much of his daily commute and a lot of cycle facilties to see and discuss. And it's a chance to ride along the seaside of course.

Cycling Embassy response to London Assembly Investigation

The GB Cycling Embassy have submitted their response to the London Assembly investigation into cycling in London

To summarise:

Make it possible to 'Ride London' 365 days of the year, not just 2

The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain welcomes the Mayor of London's newly-announced Ride London festival. However, we note that, while closed roads for cycling, even for only two days a year, are obviously appreciated, a real legacy for cycling would be to make the roads of London safe and inviting for people of all ages and abilities, every day of the year, not just for a weekend in August. 

Lea Valley Towpath closure - Flashride on Sunday

This Sunday hundreds of cyclists and pedestrians are expected to take part in a flashride designed to highlight the closure of vital walking and cycling routes in the vicinity of the Olympic park.


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