Greater Brighton Cycle Challenge – Sunday 1st July

This year Brighton Housing Trust has teamed up with The Living Coast to create the Greater Brighton Cycling Challenge, comprising three exciting cycling experiences.

For further information follow the link below.

https://www.bht.org.uk/about-the-greater-brighton-cycle-challenge/

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Old Steine & Palace Pier Roundabout Valley Gardens Phase 3 – Have your say

The council will shortly begin designing improvements for the third phase of the Valley Gardens project. This will include the Old Steine area and the Palace Pier roundabout.

The council is inviting people to tell them what they think about the area at the moment. The responses will be used to help inform the proposed designs.

To make sure your views are included please complete the survey by 29 June 2018 following the link below.

http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/steine-to-sea-survey

Take action! Cycle safety: make it simple

Cycling UK needs your help to get more people cycling more safely.

The Government in Whitehall wants to hear what type of cyclist you are, and what you think would make cycling and walking not just safer, but also feel safer. They’re especially keen to hear from people who are less certain on our roads or who have been put off from cycling altogether.

You can use Cycling UK’s automated reply by on this important consultation:

https://action.cyclinguk.org/page/23078/action/1?ea.tracking.id=TW

Cycle Safety consultation ends 1 June 2018

PS Apologies for the late posting of this post.

A New Transport Vision for the Sussex Coast

Fed up with air pollution, masses of traffic and politicians promoting yet more road-building?

Come to Lewes Town Hall, 10.30 – 12.30, Saturday 21st April for the launch of “A New Transport Vision for the Sussex Coast”.

Get your free ticket from Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-transport-vision-for-the-sussex-coast-tickets-44634826969

Organised by SCATE of which Bricycles is a member

Rights of Way Improvement Plan – Public Consultation

Brighton & Hove City Council is currently facilitating a consultation on the draft of the local Rights of Way Improvement Plan for 2017-2027. Information on the consultation along with an online questionnaire can be found on the council website at:
https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/leisure-and-libraries/parks-and-green-spaces/rights-way
The closing date for responses is the 18th of May 2018.

Brighton Bike Hub – Opening event

On Saturday 17th February from 1pm to 4pm
at
Brighton Bike Hub
28 St Martin’s Place (off Lewes Rd), Brighton, BN2 3LE.

Join us to celebrate the re-opening of the Brighton Bike Hub community cycle workshop at our new premises at 28 St Martin’s Place (off Lewes Road, between Elm Grove & Franklin Rd).

Check out our new workshop facilities and our range of affordable second-hand bikes.
Enjoy food, drinks and music with our members, neighbours and other supporters.

Find out:
– how we can help you maintain your bike by accessing our tools and advice and support from our volunteer team.
– how we bring dis-used and unloved bikes back to life and back out on the streets
– how you can get involved (you don’t need to be a bike expert just be up for helping out)

Labour MPs and Green Councillors turn out for our Space for Cycling ride

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Stephen Morgan MP rides a BTN Bike Share bike on the ride.

Our Space for Cycling ride at the Labour Conference was a great success!

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In front, holding flags from left to right: Stephen Morgan MP, Andy McDonald MP, Fabian Hamilton MP, Tom Guha of Cycling UK and Becky Reynolds of Bricycles

Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Andy McDonald MP for Middlesbrough, made a pledge to increase funding to £10 per person per year for cycling and walking if a Labour government were elected.

Many thanks to Andy for coming and also to Stephen Morgan MP for Portsmouth South and Fabian Hamilton MP for Leeds North East (below).

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Fabian Hamilton MP with a BTN Bike Share bike.

We were also very glad to welcome two Brighton and Hove City Councillors who arrived on bikes, both from the Green Party: Councillor Alex Phillips and Councillor Dick Page.  

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Veteran Labour MP Dennis Skinner also stopped by for a chat!

Many thanks to Tom Guha from Cycling UK for arranging the speakers. Cycling UK’s press release here.

 

Space for Cycling ride on 25th September

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Don’t forget the “Space for Cycling” ride during the Labour Party Conference in Brighton on Monday 25th September at 6.30 pm.

We are organising the event in collaboration with Cycling UK, the national cycling charity.

It’s not party political, but we do want to ensure that cycling is on everyone’s political agenda!

We are inviting Labour Party delegates, Brighton and Hove City Councillors and MPs from every party to join us.

The details are on Facebook and below:

Meet opposite the Brighton Hilton Metropole Hotel on the seafront cycle track on Monday 25th September at 6.30 pm.

We will have photos and a mini ride to Hove and back.

Space for Cycling encourages the politicians (of whatever persuasion) to make cycle-friendly decisions i.e. plan, invest, build high quality cycling infrastructure.

Come along and impress the Labour delegates with your enthusiasm for cycling!

Come on the Labour Party Conference ride!

Bricycles ride at the 2015 Labour Party Conference

Join us for a short, refreshing “Space for Cycling” ride during the Labour Party Conference in Brighton on Monday 25th September at 6.30 pm.

We are organising the event in collaboration with Cycling UK, the national cycling charity.

It’s not party political, but we do want to ensure that cycling is on everyone’s political agenda!

We are inviting Labour Party delegates, Brighton and Hove City Councillors and MPs from every party to join us.

The details are on Facebook and below:

Meet opposite the Brighton Hilton Metropole Hotel on the seafront cycle track on Monday 25th September at 6.30 pm.

Speakers include: 

  • Andy McDonald (Shadow Secretary of State for Transport) – Confirmed
  • Andy Burnham (Mayor of Greater Manchester) – Invited
  • Labour members of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group
  • Cycling UK representatives
  • Bricycles representatives
  • More TBC

We will have photos and a short ride to Hove and back so that we can achieve maximum participation without interrupting anyone’s conference programme!

Space for Cycling encourages the politicians (of whatever persuasion) to make cycle-friendly decisions i.e. plan, invest, build high quality cycling infrastructure.