Leicester Cycling Campaign Group is a pressure group formed in 2012 to improve conditions for people who cycle in and around Leicester. With over 200 members, we represent a strong and independent voice for cyclists in the city and beyond. Our aim is to ‘make cycling normal’ by advocating for improvements to Leicester’s cycling infrastructure. We hope this will encourage more people to cycle for work and pleasure, leading to fewer cars on the city’s roads, less congestion and a safer environment for all.
We meet bimonthly on the first Monday of the month at 7pm usually at The Exchange (opposite Curve). See below for dates of upcoming meetings and check on Twitter or Facebook for any changes. If you’d like to get involved or for more information, see our Get Involved and Membership pages or ask around at Leicester Critical Mass (last Friday in the month, 6pm at Curve).
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
PLEASE NOTE: Open meetings are now bimonthly (i.e. once every two months)
7pm at The Exchange, Rutland Street. All welcome:
- Monday 7th October 2019
- Monday 2nd December 2019
LCCG AT LET’S RIDE FESTIVAL – 25 AUGUST
Once again, we’ll be at the annual Let’s Ride Leicester festival on the Sunday of Bank Holiday weekend. Miles of streets in the city centre will be traffic-free for the day, with loads going on. Check out the Visit Leicester website for more details of the event.
We’ll be on The Newarke, near the entrance to Castle Park / the Soar Point pub. We’ve got the Close Pass mat again (minus cop car this time) and a VR headset to let people experience a virtual ‘close pass’ from the perspective of cyclists and drivers. There should also be a Biffa truck, fitted with the latest safety gadgets so people can see what it’s like for their drivers on the road with cyclists around. Hope to see you there.
GET BEHIND THE BIKE BOX – CAMPAIGN UPDATES
5 Aug: Article in Leicester Mercury reports support from bus companies for the GBBB campaign and that police have actioned around 20 reports made since our the campaign started.
12 June: We’ve been sent a copy of a new ‘Tool Box Talk’ leaflet which Centrebus have produced to be distributed to all their drivers, outlining how to treat bike boxes and warning them of the consequences of breaking the rules!
20 May: Our Press Officer Eric Ludlow recently met with senior County Constabulary police officers, including Chief Constable Simon Coles. See our GBBB campaign page for his report, which has some positive news and an update on the first three vehicles reported by LCCG for not getting behind the bike box.
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