Embassy News - 2012

The Work Begins: Cycling Embassy AGM

After the excitement of last week's big rides - and the local and mayoral elections - you might be forgiven for thinking that things will quieten down for the next few weeks. However, with thousands of cyclists coming out on their bikes to call for better conditions across the country - and with even Boris Johnson pledging before the event to implement the three key principles of 'Love London, Go Dutch' - the Cycling Embassy's input will be needed more than ever.

Cycling for Change

This weekend, London and Edinburgh both saw unprecedented numbers of cyclists and supporters turn out to ask for better, safer cycling facilities.


(photo: ibikelondon, on Flickr)

Well, we Asked the Minister...

Last week, people (including the Embassy) were tweeting their questions to ask the minister. Today saw the Commons Select Committee talk to transport ministers Mike Penning and Norman Baker.

Ask The Minister

As part of an inquiry currently examining the Government’s road safety strategy, on 24 April the Transport Committee will take oral evidence about the safety issues facing the growing numbers of cyclists on roads in town and country.

April is the Busiest Month

A quick glance at the Embassy calendar  of events shows that the second half of April is going to be busy. Starting tomorrow there's This Big City's 'tweetchat' on what's stopping cities from becoming cycling cities. The day after, Climate Rush will be staging their 'Spring Clean'  of London's streets (or one street, anyway).

Beware Councillors Bearing Pledges

The Times's Cities Fit for Cycling campaign has done a great job of getting across the board support for its aims - but just how deep does that support run? North Tyneside was quick to sign up but work underway on a key road in the area - Marden Bridge on the A193 - is already undermining that pledge, adding parking at the expense of cyclists' safety.

Help the CTC with their road design policy review


Following a lively debate on the subject in Cycle Digest, the CTC are surveying folk - not just CTC members about their road design policy:

25th March - Barnet Great Divide Ride

With trunk roads suddenly the focus of political concern - there can be no better time to attend Barnet Cycling Campaign's Great Divide Ride which will be focusing on the barrier formed by the North Circular road to cyclists, pedestrians and even some drivers.

2012 AGM & Policy Bash - Bristol & Bath

The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain is very pleased to announce our first AGM and second Policy Bash in Bristol & Bath over the weekend 26th/27th May with 'Infrastructure Safaris' of both cities.

28th April - North and South

Have you saved the date? On the 28th April, 2012, cyclists will be taking to the streets in force to show politicians the support there is for safer cycling. It started in London, with the Big Bike ride,  a closed-roads event from Hyde Park to Blackfriars bridge to support the LCC's Love London, Go Dutch campaign.


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