Embassy News

Save the Date - Embassy AGM in Glasgow - 16th /17th September

The Cycling Embassy is coming to Scotland!

As a nation(s) wide organisation, and we know good (and bad) things are happening all around the country, so this year we’re bringing the AGM to Glasgow. 

Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy - Response

Following publication of the Department for Transport’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS), Embassy Chair, Mark Treasure, says:

Embassy response to NICE consultation

The Embassy has submitted a response to a NICE consultation on draft guidelines, 'Air pollution: outdoor air quality and health'. Our suggestions to a number of points in the NICE consultation (in italics) are below.

1.1.1 Take air quality issues into account in the Local Plan for new developments. For example: Provide an infrastructure to support low- and zero-emission travel. This could include cycling and walking routes 

Embassy AGM 2016 - 16th/17th July, Cambridge

Our AGM this year will be on the weekend of the 16th/17th July, in the city of Cambridge.

Please see our Lanyrd page to let us know if you're coming!

Cycling Fallacies site going global!

Our myth-busting site, Cycling Fallacies, has inspired people across the world to translate it into their own language. It turns out that most of the tired old nonsense about cycling is universal!

Leeds-Bradford Cycle Superhighway Infrastructure Safari

This Saturday (9th July) we will be joining Leeds Cycling Campaign for a ride along the Leeds-Bradford Cycle Superhighway. 

This newly-opened route has hit the headlines. We'll be taking an objective look at its design - seeing the good and the bad bits, and suggesting improvements. 

Cycling Fallacies site now available in Portuguese

When we launched the myth-busting Cycling Fallacies site in May, we were hoping that it would reach beyond the UK, as many of the myths are prominent around the world.

We’ve had lots of volunteers offering to translate into many languages, and we’re pleased to announce that our first translation is now online!

Cycling Embassy Open Letter To Cycling Minister Over Comments On Barriers To Women Cycling

The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain notes with regret the uninformed comments made by Robert Goodwill MP at the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group’s meeting on Monday on why women don’t currently cycle in large numbers in the UK. 

Robert Goodwill says he will consider KPIs but we need to know why women don't want to cycle to work. His wife says a helmet spoils her hair


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