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Write to your Councillor for a Better Oxfordshire

Fri, 24 July, 2020

A Pop-up bike lane in Leicester The Department for Transport (DfT) have released money to help councils bring in cycling walking improvements. This is part of a long-term vision, but also to help counter the huge rise in car travel which may come as people avoid public transport, post Covid.  Helping people to cycle and walk, safe from virus transmission and motor traffic, also strengthens disease resistance and general health.… Read More »

Helping Key Workers get a bike with Windrush Bike Project

Fri, 17 April, 2020

Windrush Bike Project is refurbishing bikes for key workers, particularly those who work in the NHS and Care Homes.  They normally refurbish bikes, but they have stepped-up activity to meet higher demand and are coping with the challenges of social distancing in a small workshop.  Last week they provided 13 keyworkers with bikes, 7 from stock and 6 refurbished.  But they have a waiting list of 39 key workers in… Read More »

Coronavirus update 18 March 2020

Wed, 18 March, 2020

To reduce the spread of Coronavirus, and in line with Government and Cycling UK guidance we have sadly had to postpone or cancel our rides programme for the next few months.  Please watch this space and emails for updates. In many cases it will still be safe to cycle as long as you minimise risk of spreading the virus by ‘socially distancing’.  For some necessary journeys, cycling will be a… Read More »

CoHSAT Conference on Oxfordshire’s Future Travel 25th Feb 2020

Tue, 4 February, 2020

CoHSAT (The Coalition for Healthy Streets and Active Travel in Oxfordshire) will be holding its first conference on the evening of 25 February 2020 in Oxford.  The subject will Oxford, and Oxfordshire’s Future Travel – Drivers of Change.  We will discuss the impacts of the County Council’s Local Transport and Connectivity Plan on different road users, develop our CoHSAT position and our views for feedback.  Click here for Poster The… Read More »

Rides Programme for 2020

Sat, 28 December, 2019

UPDATE: Rides Postponed/Cancelled due to Coronavirus 🙁 We’ve agreed our outline ride programme for 2020.  This year we are stretching it beyond the Annual Century to a 125 mile (200km) ride.  This distance was popular when we last rode it in 2018, although we hope not to repeat the ‘cafe that said it would be open is actually closed so we have to ride hell-for-leather to the nearest alternative before… Read More »

Election Candidates for Oxfordshire state their views on Cycling

Tue, 3 December, 2019

A survey organised by Cyclox and the Oxfordshire Cycling Network has allowed many of our candidates for the 2019 General Election to express their views on cycling, transport investment and pavement parking. All candidates were contacted and their views are presented unedited, with non-responders also identified.  Take a look at the ‘VOTE BIKE 2019′ results here. You can also look up the results of Cycling UK’s national election campaign here.

Cycling UK Trustee election

Mon, 14 October, 2019

You may have noticed a Trustees election form with your latest Cycle magazine.  Trustees are important as independent guides to the Charity, so please take the time to vote – the deadline is 31st October.  There are an excellent field of candidates, all selected to have skills that Cycling UK are looking for – there is even one local to Oxfordshire.

Local Group AGMs 2019

Mon, 14 October, 2019

It’s Cycling UK AGM season again (mid-October to mid-November).  The dates for Member Group AGMs in Oxfordshire are below.  Any Cycling UK Member is welcome to attend and vote at any Member Group AGM.   Cycling UK Wantage – 21 October, 7pm at Childrey Cricket Club CTC Oxfordshire Midweek Group – 30 November, 10am at Aston Village Hall Oxford Cycling UK – 3 November, 11am at Eynsham Cricket Club (ride from… Read More »

Road Safety Event 8th Oct 2019

Tue, 3 September, 2019

If you’ve ever wondered how best to pass a horse on you bike or what to note down after a close pass, then pop down to this event on 8th October 2019 in Steventon Village Hall, 7 for 7:30pm Want to find out how to report incidents? Do you know what is admissible evidence, and how to ensure it can be used?  Are you aware of the need to call… Read More »

Tri-Vets and Annual Century Ride 2019 Report

Tue, 23 July, 2019

It was a beautiful morning as 34 riders gathered in the sunshine at Islip village hall for the start of our 2019 Century and Triennial Veterans’ ride. There was strong representation from Wantage with regulars from Oxford City, Midweek and Wallingford groups plus guest riders from near and far (including Milton Keynes, Swindon and Suffolk). We would have been a full complement of 36 but sadly Robin had to pull… Read More »