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 hold open meeetings every other month (February, April, June, August, October and December) on the 1st Monday at 7.30pm usually at The Exchange (opposite Curve). All are welcome. See below for dates of upcoming meetings and check on Twitter or Facebook for any changes.
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENT
Note new start time: 7.30pm at The Exchange, Rutland Street.
- Monday 3rd February 2020
- AGM – 10am Saturday 28th March. Details tbd but will include site visit to London Road.
- Monday 6th April 2020
LCCG AT LET’S RIDE FESTIVAL
We enjoyed meeting people at Let’s Ride at the end of August, where we demonstrated the Close Pass mat. We hope those who saw us in Castle Park got a good idea of what a safe passing distance should be. The police will be continuing to use the mat for driver awareness and education over the coming months. We look forward to being able to support them in this whenever possible.
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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