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Help – my council has just won megabucks for cycling!

What do you do as a campaigner when your local authority suddenly wins a bid worth millions of pounds to invest in walking and cycling?

“Watch them spend it, obviously,” you might be thinking – but of course it’s never that simple. What if there’s a massive public ‘bikelash’? What if the political will to implement the scheme goes a bit wobbly or disappears? What if the plans are seriously flawed, or get watered down to ‘some new trees and nice paving’ during the design and consultation process?

Health, physical inactivity, obesity and cycling

The New Year is traditionally the time when we renounce the excess of the festive season and make resolutions - formal or otherwise - to change our diet and to fit exercise into our busy daily lives. Resolutions that are broken all too often.

Activating the City

This is a guest post, from City Science. The Embassy occasionally shares guest posts by organisations and individuals who've produced interesting and useful research that looks at the Embassy's goals around providing cycling for all in the UK

You can see the case studies and references here and the full report on City Science's site here (PDF).

A Glasgow excursion - the Cycling Embassy AGM's third infrastructure safari

In the middle of September, the Embassy descended on Glasgow for our AGM. As part of the weekend's events, we were escorted around the city for our traditional Infrastructure Safaris, kindly organised by GoBike(link is external). A big thanks to them! 

Guest Post - Some Observations on Play at Critical Mass

This guest post is about the renovation of London's Critical Mass by an inspiring new generation of cyclists. Pearl Ahrens studies at UCL and tweets at PearlMRAhrens.
Photos by Lee Pelayo. 

A Glasgow excursion - the Cycling Embassy AGM's second infrastructure safari

In September the Embassy descended on Glasgow for our AGM. As part of the weekend's events, we were escorted around the city for our traditional Infrastructure Safaris, kindly organised by GoBike. A big thanks to them! 

Our second infrastructure safari started at our venue, the Whisky Bond, to the north of the city centre, and would take us out to the west, returning to the centre via the 'Bridge to Nowhere'.

A Glasgow excursion - the Cycling Embassy AGM's first infrastructure safari

The weekend before last, the Embassy descended on Glasgow for our AGM. As part of the weekend's events, we were escorted around the city for our traditional Infrastructure Safaris, kindly organised by GoBike. A big thanks to them! 

Our first infrastructure safari - led by Andy Preece - started at the Glasgow Central station, and would take us on a potted tour of various parts of the city centre.

The Great Big Faint Signs of Progress Bike Blog Roundup

It's almost as if they knew we were coming: with the Cycling Embassy AGM venturing north of the border to Glasgow - where we may get to sample some of the delights showcased by Glasgow Cycle Infra Day - the Scottish government announced it was doubling spending on active tr

The Great Big Paint is No Protection Bike Blog Roundup

Before we start this blog roundup - a reminder that the Cycling Embassy AGM will be on the 16th & 17th September in Glasgow with (more details here) - and here's a little taster of what the city has on offer to get you in the mood

The Great Big 'Cycling Menace' Bike Blog Roundup

The big - and almost entirely unavoidable - news last week was of course that prosecution, and the inevitable fall-out.

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