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 at 7pm on the first Monday of each month, currently at The Exchange (opposite Curve), but 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
The LCCG AGM at Secular Hall, Humberstone, Gate on Saturday 4th March 10:00-13:00.
There will be a summary of our activities during the last year. You will also have the opportunity to give us your views about what you think the priorities of the group should be. We are genuinely interested in your views!
In addition, we will have to elect members of the new committee. It is tradition that all places are vacated at the AGM and need to be filled again so if you would like to be involved please don’t feel shy and put your name forward. If you would like more information on what’s entailed then come along and discuss it with one of us at the AGM. Following the meeting, for those that are keen, we may go on a short bike safari around some of the new bits of Leicester infrastructure (weather permitting!) and finish off with lunch.
Monthly meetings, 7pm at The Exchange, Rutland Street. All welcome:
- Monday 3rd April 2017
- Monday 8th May 2017
- Monday 5th June 2017
EXCITING NEWS ABOUT MEMBERSHIP
We have at last been able to set up online payment for new members. So, if you’ve ever thought you should really join us but haven’t had the chance to do so, or you’ve signed-up at an event but not paid your membership (currently lifetime), here’s where you can do it. £2 for individuals, £5 for families.
TRAGEDY ON LONDON ROAD
Many of you will be aware of the tragic accident on 27th July outside the railway station on London Road, in which 26-year old Sam Boulton was killed when the passenger in the rear of a taxi opened the door, knocking Sam off his bike into the path of a van. The monthly Leicester Critical Mass ride later that week acknowledged Sam’s death with a ‘bike lift’ outside the station, to highlight the risks posed to cyclists by vehicles – especially taxis – using the bus stops in front of the station to drop off and pick up passengers. This has been widely reported in the local and national press, including in the Leicester Mercury.
The issues raised by this tragedy – including the calls by some to allow cycling on New Walk as a safer alternative to London Road – were discussed at our monthly meeting on August 1st, notes from which can be found here. The issue will be discussed further at our September meeting, to which anyone is welcome.
RIDE LEICESTER FESTIVAL
Great to see so many at this year’s SkyRide (possibly the last with that name as Sky withdraw their sponsorship of British Cycling). We signed up 30 new members and spoke to lots more who stopped at our stand. We also collaborated with Leicester Critical Mass and the family, fiancée and friends of Sam Boulton on a decorated bike to honour Sam’s memory.