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.
NEW YEAR CONGRATS TO CITY COUNCIL
Leicester Cycling Campaign Group have sent a letter of congratulations to Cycling and Walking team at Leicester City Council for the support they have given during the pandemic, which you can read here or on our Facebook page.
SUPPORT FOR CYCLISTS CONTINUES DURING 2021 LOCKDOWN
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 remains open and is still free of charge. More on cycle parking here.
We’re hoping all the pop-up cycle lanes will eventually become permanent parts of the cycling infrastructure. The Choose How You Move website has more information here on the lanes including a ‘tube’ map.
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.