Embassy News

Cycling Embassy submits evidence to the West End Commission

The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain have submitted written evidence to a consultation by the West End Commission. This Commission aims to

 work towards a long-term strategic framework to ensure that the West End meets the future needs of residents, businesses, communities and visitors alike while continuing to occupy its vital place within London and in the global economy. In doing so they have invited participants to submit their ideas and solutions for making the West End a better place.

And the Winner IS...


What do Glasgow, Edinburgh, Twickenham, Whitchurch, Basingstoke, Brighton, and Tunbridge Wells have in common? Well, if the response to our BikeMinded twitter competition are anything to go by they're just a few of the places people would like to see Copenhagenized in the UK. 

We were amazed at how much some of you could squeeze into 140 characters - not so much tweets as tiny essays:

Cycling Embassy of Great Britain appears at Bristol Sustainable Development and Transport Scrutiny Commission

The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain was invited to take part in a Bristol City Council's Sustainable Development and Transport Scrutiny Commission which was looking for recommendations to improve conditions for cyclists. Jim Davis, Chair of the Embassy, gave a well-received presentation yesterday along with City Council Project manager Ed Plowden, Dr Dave Horton, Dr Fiona Spotswood of University of West of England and representatives from Sustrans. Dr Adrian Davis was chair of the commission.

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.


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