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.
LET’S HELP LEICESTER DECIDE HOW TO SPEND £1.25M ON CYCLING
Local authorities across the country are putting together bids for the next round of government funding for transport recovery after the pandemic. We want Leicester City Council to know how we and our members would like to see them spend the £1.25million they’ll be bidding for. We have emailed over 300 of our members with details of how to put their ideas forward and some suggestions for the kind of thing we’re hoping will be considered. The bid deadline is Friday 7th August so we’re asking people to get their ideas in by Tuesday 4th, using the www.widenmypath.com website and emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
See the full text of our message here
And although our focus is on the City, a lot of our members and supporters cycle in the County, if you have ideas for the County, please send them to email@example.com
DURING CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN
Lots of advice and support has been made available for people who already cycle or who want to, either for getting to work or for permitted exercise. The council has worked with bike shops/services which provided free bike checks until the end of July and hundreds of bikes were loaned to key workers.
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 reopened in June, free of charge until further notice. More on cycle parking here.
And pop-up cycle lanes have gone in across the City and into the County. 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.