2010 in Review

Areas of involvement by our group during 2010 included the following:

· We met Tejesh Mistry the local organiser of CTC Bike Club

· We met Lucie Taylor the Sustrans Bike It Officer

· We discussed a proposal for cycle lanes at Walton Gyratory

· We set up an Immobitag Affiliate Account and continued to sell Immobitags directly

· Peter designed new routes for the Tour de Vale

· Peter attended the launch of Bike Club in Aylesbury

· Peter took Tejesh and Lucie on the Rim Ride in April.

· Peter acted as referee for Jill’s successful Bike Club application at St Mary’s and Bearbrook Schools

· Paul Rushton of Wheelpower came to our February meeting to discuss the Tour de Vale

· Laura Ferguson of Get Wendover Cycling explained the Sheila McKechnie Award and her plans

· Peter had a Green Spaces meeting with AVDC and Bucks CC to explain the Aylesbury Rim

· Peter had a conversation with the chairman of NHS Spokes who suggested a BUG at SMH

· We initiated the removal of vandalised bikes from the town centre cycle stands

· We produced a local cycling leaflet which was funded by Cycle Aylesbury

· We led four “Get Fit for the Tour de Vale Rides” in May.

· Peter and Lee Stevens were interviewed on “You & Yours” on Radio 4 on 8th April about the CDT

· The first ES cycling programme is being successfully delivered by Jill and administered by Jenny.

· The Get Fit rides were publicised in the Bucks Herald

· There has been lots of progress by Cycle Aylesbury on Gemstone routes on which we commented -

  •  Contraflow cycle lane in Walton Street
  •  Jet Way extension to Stoke Mandeville school
  •  Emerald Way extension to Haydon Hill including a section of the Rim Ride
  •  Topaz Way from Hawkslade to the town centre via Walton Court and Southcourt
  •  Pebble Way extension into Stone
  •  Sapphire Way extension along Cambridge Street to the town centre

· We had evening rides in June, July and August.

· Members put up reflective stickers provided by Cycle Aylesbury, on the Amber, Pebble, Pearl and Jet Way cycle routes.

· On our behalf, Simon Glover made enquiries about cycle access through the Gatehouse Quarter

· The CTC Bike Club run by Jill Henderson at Bearbrook and St Mary’s Schools made a promising start

· We submitted a response to the Buckinghamshire Network Hierarchy consultation.

· Peter submitted comments on behalf of the group to the Bucks Debate.

· Peter wrote to BCC again about the Aylesbury in Bloom planters -

  •  we have now received a Safety Audit document regarding this to consider

 · CTC Bike Club seems to have made a very good start thanks to Tejesh Mistry.

· We complained about poor wheel gripper cycle parking at The Gateway offices and AVDC agreed to

replace them with Sheffield stands.

· Aylesbury Cycling Campaign received a SAVE Award on November 22nd!

Details of our 2007, 2008 & 2009 accomplishments are also available via the links.