Embassy News

The Nice Way Code

The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain is disappointed by the Scottish Government's latest safety campaign, the ‘Nice Way Code’Research shows that the most effective means to reduce road deaths are changes to the road environment and lower speeds. Education campaigns, especially where not backed up by visible enforcement, do very little.

Join the London Cycling Campaign Protest Ride this Friday

If you are in or near London on Friday evening, please join the London Cycling Campaign protest ride from Tower Hill to Aldgate, calling for dedicated, safe space for cycling on London's roads. The ride will be marshalled by LCC volunteers. Details of the route, can be found on the LCC page here.

Response to Consultation on Oxford Road, Manchester

The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain welcomes some aspects of the proposed changes to Manchester Oxford Road which will see cycling accommodated into the road designs as part of the Bus Priority plans. In particular we support the proposal for space dedicated specifically to cycling along the entire route, and the bus stop bypasses which site bus stops on islands which are passed behind by cycle tracks. Bus stop bypasses have been used successfully for years in countries where a much greater proportion of trips are made by bicycle, such as The Netherlands.

Embassy Welcomes the Institution of Civil Engineers' State of the Nation

Hopeful signs are emerging that changes are afoot in the UK with the idea of cycling as part of the transport system becoming more mainstream. 

Would you like to distribute some postcards for us?

A photo of the Cycling Embassy's Freedom for Families postcardsIs there a Sky Ride or similar event happening near you? You could help spread the news about the Cycling Embassy by distributing postcards for us!

Reaction to the Comprehensive Spending Review

Cycling looks set to suffer from further cuts in infrastructure investment and a continued lack of leadership from the top in England as the government set out their plans for the coming years.

Strategic talk and action

Does your council or transport authority have a cycle strategy? Strategies can be confusing and daunting. Where to start? Is it worth putting effort into this? What can a strategy achieve?

The Cycling Embassy is doing a book!

The Embassy is trying to assemble a detailed set of information, links and resources to help people around the country to campaign for cycling for everyone. And we need your help!

An Open Letter to Transport for London

Dear Transport for London,

We were grateful for the opportunity to comment on the Cycle Superhighway 2 extension plans, and are delighted to hear that the scheme will be proceeding with many of the suggested improvements.

Cycling Embassy AGM: Meet the new chair

We regret to announce that the Cycling Embassy founder Jim Davis will be stepping down from the Chair for personal reasons, although he will continue to play an active role. Jim founded the Cycling Embassy in January 2011 and has been an eloquent force for change in the way cycle campaigns have operated. He will be replaced by Mark Treasure, Embassy Board member and the force behind the blog As Easy as Riding a Bike.

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