Ride programme – spring summer 2013
We have just finalised our programme of rides for the coming few months. The rides are open to riders of all abilities, young or old, fast or slow. Each of the rides is guided by an experienced, trained ride leader and will move at the pace of the slowest rider. These rides are all about seeing the city and its surrounds in a different way and at a relaxed pace. Why not give them a try?
The first ride is the Bluebells Ride and Walk on Sunday 12 May. It starts at 10am at The Good Companion pub on Eastern Road. The ride uses cycle paths and country roads to travel up the hill and round the back through Purbrook to bluebell wood for a walk through ancient woodland.
Download the full ride programme here.
Boris and Arnie go biking
The next meeting for PCF is on Thursday 9 May at St Lukes Church Hall, next to Charter Academy, starting at 7pm.
RASPBERRY PI ON A BIKE
On the agenda this time we have guest speakers Rich Boakes and Craig Snyder from the University of Portsmouth. They’ll be talking about their ‘Magic Bike’ which uses sonar and a Raspberry Pi computer to detect passing vehicles and how close they are passing.
YOUR VISION FOR CYCLING
Following on from Mayor Boris Johnson’s Vision for Cycling in London, we want you to tell us what should be the cycling vision for Portsmouth. So get your thinking caps on!
There’ll also be a roundup of events for Bike Week in June and an opportunity to have your say.
Note: access to the hall is from the car park entrance in Greetham Street – map here.
The Annual General Meeting in Birmingham was attended by Jayne Rodgers and John Holland who represented Portsmouth Cycle Forum. Cyclenation is the federation of cycle campaign groups across the UK.
Cyclenation achievements 2012 – 2013.
Cyclenation kept the UK Cycling Alliance, UKCA, together when it was in danger of falling apart. Without this, the co-ordinated approach that led …
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Get Britain Cycling Summary & Recommendations
The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG) released their Get Britain Cycling report today. The report follows a six-week long inquiry hosted by the APPCG at the Palace of Westminster earlier this year calls for 10% of all journeys in Britain to be made by bike by 2025. …
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PCF Committee Meeting
The next meeting of the Portsmouth Cycle Forum Committee will be this Friday (12th April 2013).
The proposed agenda for the meeting is linked below. If there is anything else you think the committee should be discussing then please let us know via our contact page or our …
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Mayors vision for London
Cycle routes named after tube lines, better cycling infrastructure and increases to cycle parking at mainline stations are some of the proposals in the Mayor of London’s Cycling Vision which was released in March.
The Vision has been developed in consultation with cycling groups with an accompanying budget of £913m. The vision …
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Northern Road Bridge
If you’ve been hibernating over winter (and why not!) you might have missed the work on Northern Road Bridge in Cosham. Nobody is questioning the need to replace an ageing bridge over the railway line, but it is vital cyclists’ needs are considered when road works are being planned.
When we found out …
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Portsmouth Cycle Forum held its Annual General Meeting last night at Eastney Community Centre in Bransbury Park. The main business of the AGM was to report on the actions and accounts of the cycle forum for the year just gone and to appoint an executive committee charged with directing the actions of the forum for the …
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Our next meeting is on Thursday 14 March at Eastney Community Centre in Bransbury Park, starting at 7.15pm. The first three quarters of an hour will be given over to our Annual General Meeting where we will elect the officers and committee for 2013/14.
We aim to make the Forum as accountable and democratic as possible, and …
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Former world and Olympic champion and Tour de France maillot jaune Chris Boardman has produced a short film for British Cycling that poses the question, Who Are Cycle Lanes For? The film has been released ahead of his appearance on Wednesday before the ‘Get Britain Cycling’ Parliamentary Inquiry, the fourth of six sessions and focusing in …
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