Cycling Demonstration Towns

In 2005 six Cycling Towns were nominated to receive funding to improve cycling routes to encourage more people to take to their bikes. These were Aylesbury, Brighton and Hove, Darlington, Derby, Exeter, and Lancaster with Morecambe.

On 19th June 2008, the Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly named Bristol as England’s first Cycling City, and named 11 new Cycling Towns Blackpool, Cambridge, Colchester, Chester, Leighton-Linslade, Shrewsbury, Southend, Southport, Stoke-on-Trent, Woking and York.

The funding of the new towns together with the existing six demonstration towns will total almost £100m, and will attempt to transform them into areas where cycling becomes a genuine option, improving the local environment, congestion and fitness for 2.5 million people. Finance is provided through Cycling England & you can find more information on this topic & other activities on their website.

We detail below the local cycling campaign groups for each of these towns where you can find out more information on their work to improve facilities for cyclists.

Blackpool - has no campaign group but the local council have this information on their website.

Brighton and Hove

Bristol

Cambridge

Colchester

Chester

Darlington - you can read the Campaign Group's latest blog via the link.

Derby

Exeter - the site is still under development and the local council have this information on their website.

Lancaster and District

Leighton-Linslade

Shrewsbury - has no Campaign Group but the local council have this information on their website.

Southport and Ainsdale - has no Campaign Group but the local council have this information on their website.

Southend - has no website but their Society can be contacted at: Southend Bicycle Society, 39 Philpott Avenue, Southend, SS2 4RJ. The local council have this information on their website.

Stoke-on-Trent - has no Campaign Group but the local council have this information on their website.

Woking - has a Cyclists User Group which covers local issues.

York