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.
DURING CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN
Lots of advice and support is being made available for people who already cycle or who want to, either for getting to work or for permitted exercise. The council has been working with bike shops/services to provide free bike checks throughout the period of the lockdown (see details below).
The City and County Councils’ Choose How You Move website also has useful information for new and not-so-new cyclists, including suggestions for ‘brilliant bike routes’ that have been checked out by British Cycling ride leaders. Also, check out the websites for national organisations like Cycling UK and British Cycling.
The Town Hall Bike Park has been closed during the lockdown but reopens on Monday 8th June, free of charge until further notice. More on cycle parking here.
And pop-up cycle lanes have been put in on Welford Road, Saffron Lane, the A47 King Richard Road / Hinckley Road, Belgrave Road, Abbey Park Road and more. There’s a list of all the lanes on the Choose How You Move website here
ONCE IT’S ALL OVER
In normal times, we hold open meeetings every other month (February, April, June, August, October and December). All are welcome. We’ll post here and on our Facebook page when we’re able to restart these meetings.
If you’d like to get involved or for more information, see our Get Involved and Membership pages. And some of us will be showing up at Leicester Critical Mass (last Friday of the month, 6pm at Curve) when that gets going again.
MEMBERSHIP – become a member for free! Sign up here.