The coastal defences along the north of Portsmouth, from Portchester to Havant are in need of strengthening and options are open for public consultation. It is possible that footpaths and cycleways could be included in the plans so the cycling community should take an interest.There are consultation events to be held on the following dates:
Thursday 20 February, 12-6pm – Anchorage Lodge, PO3 5UB
Tuesday 25 February, 12-8pm – Portsmouth Outdoor Centre, PO3 5LY
Wednesday 26 February, 12-8pm – Innlodge Hotel, PO3 5HH
Thursday 27 February, 12-8pm – Mountbatten Centre, PO2 9QA
There is a survey is available online at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/PortseaCoast.
The Lord Mayor, Councillor Lynne Stagg, launches the Lord mayor’s Bike Ride.
Bookings are open for the Lord Mayor’s Charity Bike Ride which takes place on Sunday 23 March from Victoria Park in central Portsmouth.
Entrants can choose from a selection of two rides depending on ability; the Half Island Ride is a fun bike ride for all the family to enjoy, or for the more advanced cyclists, the Full Island Ride which takes in spectacular views along the coast.
All proceeds form the ride will be donated to the Lord Mayor’s Appeal fund which, this year, is supporting Brain Tumour Research, Portsmouth Young Carers and the Baffins Pond Association.
Wiggle have kindly donated a £500 state-of-the-art bike as a prize. The lucky winner will be selected from entrants who manage to raise more than £50 sponsorship.
Portsmouth Cycle Exchange have also kindly donated two bikes that will be awarded to the ‘best dressed rider’ and the person who raises the most sponsorship money.
Portsmouth Cycle is helping with the event providing marshals and we will be having a stall at the start/finish.
For further details of the rides and to register please visit: www.myjourneyportsmouth.com/lordmayorsbikeride.
Eric Booth talks about Freedom to Ride
Portsmouth Cyclists turned out in numbers last night for Portsmouth Cycle Forum’s “Dutch Style, Bristol Fashion” meeting. The room, provided by the University student’s union, was packed with riders keen to hear how cycling is being encouraged across the country. Roger Geffen, campaigns and policy director of the national …
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Safe Cycling in Bristol
We have our next open meeting on Thursday 13 February at 7pm at the Student Union building on Cambridge Road.
At our last meeting we looked at how the Dutch have created cycle-friendly towns and cities. Thank you to everyone who attended – we hope you enjoyed it and …
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Today a driver received a 12 month ban from driving and a suspended prison sentence for killing a cyclist on a straight road in broad daylight. The court heard that the cyclist would have been clearly visible to the driver for some 11 seconds before the impact but for some reason …
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Social Cycling Buddies is a new group Portsmouth, aiming to encourage cyclists of all levels to get out on bikes. Portsmouth Cycle Forum members are welcome to join their events which are listed on Facebook and on their website. The next event on 30 November. All rides are casual, and always involve food at some point.
For more information visit …
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Family cycling in Groningen
Portsmouth Cycle Forum Open Meeting, 14th November 2013
Last Thursday Portsmouth Cycle Forum held one of its best attended meetings yet. The venue was the University of Portsmouth Students Union and the theme was to describe how the Dutch method of designing and building cycle routes could be used in Portsmouth.
Portsmouth resident David …
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Cyclists in Groningen
The next open meeting of Portsmouth Cycle Forum will take place at 7pm on Thursday 14 November 2013 upstairs at the Student’s Union (room SEM 5) on Cambridge Road – click here for a map.
We will be discussing how Dutch ideas for cycle infrastructure could work in …
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City Centre North Development
Portsmouth Cycle Forum has put together two responses to the development plans for the Northern Quarter redevelopment in the city centre. The first deals with Portsmouth City Council’s plans to change the road system to support the new development. We are concerned that cyclists and other non-motorised users are not adequately provided …
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Portsmouth City Council is planning changes to the city centre roads and a planning application will be submitted in early 2014. The area concerned is bounded by Marketway, Hope Street and Commercial Road. The purpose of the scheme is to ensure that the road network will cope efficiently with the future development and growth of the …
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