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Cycling is Good for

  • The global environment- If people used cycles rather than cars for shorter journeys (less than 5 miles), less "greenhouse" gas would be produced.
  • The local environment- Just imagine what a busy road, currently packed with cars, would be like if the people were riding cycles instead. So quiet, no fumes.
  • Society - Most people could use a cycle for personal transport. If cities were designed around pedal cycle transport, people wouldn't be excluded from normal social activities if they didn't have a car.
  • Yourself- Cycling is cheaper than driving and more flexible than using buses. It's also a great way to enjoy yourself and one of the most simple and effective ways of getting fit. Cycling, even at a gentle pace can help you to feel good and look great. Why waste time and money on boring gym exercise bikes?


All West Midlands mayoral candidates back more spending on cycling

   bandstand with mayor candidates  
  (photo Naresh, B74 Photography)  
  Cyclists listen to the candidates at Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham 22 April  
  What the media says: Coventry Telegraph  Birmingham Cycling Campaign  Birmingham Mail  
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   Coombe Abbey Cycle Route  
  (photo Coventry Telegraph)  
  The reality of cycling in the West Midlands - Cycle route to Coombe Country Park
Coombe Country Park is Coventry's only country park. It's a disgrace that there's no safe cycle route from the city. Isn't that age discrimination?


A46/A428 junction

The "TGI island" is to be improved for motoring - but for cycling?

more (17 March)

Bus Lane Suspension

Coventry City Council has suspended a quarter of the city's bus lanes (2km).

Does that affect your cycling? If so, please send your comments to me at George.Riches@CoventryCyclist.org.uk, I'm due to represent cyclists at a meeting with the council on the issue on 21 June.

Council announcement (15 March)

Close Passing

The Road Danger Reduction Forum gave its first ever award since inception in 1994.... more


Turning the Corner

A 'universal' rule to give way when turning in order create simpler, safer junctions for all road users...More

Best UK cycling infrastructure

There are some good bits in places


Bike Crash on Corporation Street

He came out of nowhere like
a Victorian sewing machine
I think that my arm might be broken
it bends. We apologise, make
eye contact. Apologise profusely

Diane Tingley


Ventoux at Warwick Arts Centre


Council backs down on City Centre fines

(15 March) Coventry City Council had proposed fining people £100 for cycling at certain times in certain places within the area bounded by the ring road. Following consultation, it now proposes that only people who cycle in a manner which is not "careful and considerate" and who do not obey a request to dismount will face a fine. See section 3.6.3 of the Council report

Council officers expect that sufficient video evidence will be available to settle any dispute over whether any particular instance of cycling was or was not "careful and considerate".

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A change from thinking that cycling is anti-social to only regarding inconsiderate cycling to be anti-social is to be welcomed.

Cycling in the city centre is not like motoring. For almost a century it's been realised that allowing motoring in an area usually leads to the space being dominated by cars, whether moving or parked. In the foreseable future there's no chance of the city centre being dominated by the presence of bicycles. Inconsiderate cycling can be a problem, but the mere presence of pedal cycles is not.


Mick's Italian Job

Veteran cyclist Mick Ives to take on Giro d'Italia at the age of 77 more


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Last update: 28 April 2017