Cities fit for Cycling

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Dear Reader

A year ago, a journalist at The Times was very seriously injured while cycling to work. Mary Bowers, a much loved and hugely talented reporter, survived the accident but is only minimally conscious and is still recovering in hospital.

We make no apology for having begun a campaign on such a personal basis, only an apology for not having begun one earlier. Since Mary’s accident, more than 100 cyclists have died on Britain’s roads.

Today, a cross-party Parliamentary inquiry will open to investigate ways of encouraging more people to cycle.

The panel of ten MPs has agreed to incorporate your views into this study. We ask you, our 36,000 pledged supporters, to complete a short questionnaire for use in the inquiry. You can do so here: thetimes.co.uk/cyclesafesurvey

In four weeks, we will pass on your responses to the Parliamentary team as it calls for written submissions of evidence. The panel’s report, which will be published in early 2013, should promote cycling as a safe, viable means of transport.

The Times Cities fit for Cycling campaign is not just committed to seeing meaningful improvements in cycle safety but the transformation of the urban environment so that people can cycle happily, healthily and safely in Britain’s cities.

Thank you once again for your continued support.

James Harding
Editor of The Times

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Published in: on November 6, 2012 at 09:41  Leave a Comment  
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The Ride of the Road Rat……

Had a great ride out across the Marsh on my Cotic Road Rat,

It seems to be the one bike I have that I use all the time,

with 700 x 25 CST puncture proof tyre’s it certainly proving a great all rounder road,

lanes and Bridleway’s all are taken in the Road rat’s stride!

Over Aldergate Bridge

Superb Views West and East over the Bridge.

Over The Bridge following NCR2

which is mostly parallel to the  “Saxon Shore Line” back to Hythe.

Published in: on June 12, 2012 at 19:51  Leave a Comment  
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Mass Cycle Ride………Come and Join in the Fun!

 

MASS CYCLE RIDE

 

Saturday, June 16 at 2pm

 

In support of better cycling for Shepway

and a shoreline cycleway from Folkestone to Dungeness

 

Start:  Sandgate Seafront at The Ship

Farthest Point:  Aldergate Bridge, Romney Marsh

Finish:  The Bell Inn, Hythe, for barbecue

 

 Cycle Shepway

or call 01303 226234 / 07880 702969

Please call into the Hub Cycle Shop, Sandgate to sign the petition or click on the Link to sign the e-petition

Coastline Cycleway

Many Thanks

Vive La tour!

A fantastic film worth a gander!

Published in: on May 30, 2012 at 09:31  Leave a Comment  
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Coastline Cycleway Petition

A Splendid Idea!

Please sign this petition many thanks

Coastline Cycleway

Background (Preamble):
There is fantastic potential for a 20-mile seafront cycleway from Folkestone Harbour to Dungeness, a high grade recreational facility for visitors and residents alike that will boost health, tourism, transportation and the Shepway economy.Like the safe and scenic coastal cycleways of North Kent and Nord Pas de Calais, a dedicated cycleway from Folkestone to Dungeness would put Shepway back on the tourist map – a destination attraction for cyclists, be they long distance riders or a family with bikes on a day-trip from London.The Folkestone-Dungeness Cycleway is the ambition of Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone and Hythe. The campaign for its realisation is headed by Cycle Shepway, the pressure group for better cycling that must lobby, cajole and propel our authorities into coordinated action.

This petition will be presented to Shepway District Council, Kent County Council, the Environment Agency, the Ministry of Defence and other interested parties such as town and parish councils.

Petition:
We, the undersigned, want the creation of a safe and legal coastline cycleway and footpath from Folkestone to Dungeness and request the councils and agencies responsible to work urgently towards its achievement.This petition will be presented to Shepway District Council, Kent County Council, the Environment Agency, the Ministry of Defence and other interested parties such as town and parish councils.
Cycle Shepway Petition
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