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 bimonthly on the first Monday of the month at 7pm usually at The Exchange (opposite Curve). See below for dates of upcoming meetings and 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
PLEASE NOTE: Open meetings are now bimonthly (i.e. once every two months)
7pm at The Exchange, Rutland Street. All welcome:
- Monday 3rd June 2019
- Monday 5th August 2019
NEW CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED – GET BEHIND THE BIKE BOX
We have launched a campaign aiming to raise awareness about Bike Boxes (those boxes with a bike painted in the at traffic lights) and how they should be being respected. Join us by collecting information about drivers not respecting the space. Check here for more information and guidelines on how you can get involved.
AGM & PUBLIC MEETING
Thanks to all those who attended our AGM and public meeting at the end of March. It was great to meet some new people and to appoint our new committee.
Unfortunately, Brian Deegan was unable to join us at the last minute, but our local City Cycling Coordinator, Andy Salkeld, stepped in to share current and future projects to improve cycling infrastructure.
We also had more time to hear from Steven Cammiss of Leicester University about his research into enforcement of laws intended to protect vulnerable road users, including people on bicycles. We may be able to share some video footage of Steven’s talk in due course. In the meantime, you can check out an earlier presentation by Steven and his colleague Sally Kyd on Youtube (Powerpoint available here).
REPORTING DANGEROUS DRIVING
Did you know you can now upload video footage of close passes and other driving that endangers or injures cyclists or other road users, directly onto the police website. Go here to make a report. You will have to upload your video to a file-sharing platform (not Youtube) and then share the link when asked.
Did you know that new members can pay their membership online? If you’ve ever thought you really should 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 households.