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September news update


Open meeting this Thursday – 8 September

Everyone is welcome to our open meeting this Thursday the 8th September at 7pm. We have two guest speakers from Portsmouth City Council who will be talking about the Local Transport Plan 3 implementation plan and the Eastern Road Congestion Relief scheme with a focus on the implications for cyclists and pedestrians. Chris will be giving us an update on the Community Cycle Centre. We’d like to hear about your experiences of cycling around Portsmouth too, if you’ve got any issues maybe we can help.

A Frames and Slaloms ride coming up – 11 September

On Sunday 11th September we are meeting at the Guildhall at 10 for a tour around some of the harder to pass features around the city. We have some fantastic barriers to cycling in Portsmouth and they aren’t all psychological. We’ll show you the ones we have found and we’d love to hear about any more that you have discovered around the area.  This ride was inspired by a tour around similar lovely features in Manchester

Fish and Chip ride – 25 September

We are also planning another of our popular fish and chip rides, you don’t even have to eat fish to enjoy it, Fishy Friday Cycle Rideseveral regular attendees don’t! This time we are going Gosportwards to enjoy our feast at Lee overlooking the Solent. The ride begins at the Hard at 11 on Sunday 25th September and the ferry costs around £4.

longer lorries

CTC ‘longer lorries campaign’

If you want to oppose the plans to allow even longer lorries onto our roads then use the link on the CTC website to register your disapproval.


roller racingRoller racing at the Dog

On the last Thursday of every month Solent Bike Hub run a roller racing session at the Dog in Elm grove. Go along and test your cycling speed.

Community Cycle Centre

Don’t forget on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 10-12 we are at the Stacey Centre repairing and recycling bikes.

March Newsletter from Portsmouth Cycle Forum

Dutch cycle-chic - a crochet bike protector
Dutch cycle-chic - a crochet bike protector

The latest issue of the Cycle Forum’s newsletter is now available.  Featuring news and views on cycling in the city we hope you will find this edition interesting and enjoyable.  We’re always looking for contributions for future editions so please send them in.

This month we return to the subject of road works and their effect on cyclists and pedestrians.  We report on the recent Traffic & Transportation Decision meeting and highlight the current campaign by cyclenation on “Strict Liability”.  There’s also some lighter news and our events listings so please read on! A PDF version is also available.

Portsmouth Cycle Forum November Newsletter

Cyclists on Clarence Esplanade, Southsea
Cyclists on Clarence Esplanade, Southsea

The November newsletter is now available to view.  Stories this month include :

  • Your car parking concerns
  • Clarence Esplanade
  • Round Portsmouth Harbour Ride Sunday 31 October
  • Cyclenation/CTC Autumn Conference – Edinburgh
  • “Rusty Cutter” Roundabout, Bedhampton
  • The diary
  • Magical Lanterns Rides in Brighton
  • Church Street Roundabout
  • The airbag cycle helmet that stores in your collar!

All this and more – Click here!

PCF October 2010 Newsletter

The October newsletter from Portsmouth Cycle Forum is now avaialable.

Stories this month include

  • Social ride around Langstone Harbour – 14 October 2010 
  • Government announces plans for new transport fund
  • Transform your bicycle into a horse!
  • Getting Around Conference
  • Freshers’ Fair 2010   
  • Xmas bike party  29th December
  • Hilsea station link opens
  • ‘At the seaside without my car’ day 19 September
  • Metropolis Ride Tuesday 26 October (5.15-7pm)
  • Tipner Regeneration
  • Somerstown Regeneration
  • BOND bicycle boasts ejector seat and flame
  • The diary

Click here to view the newsletter.

Portsmouth Cycle Forum is a voluntary group working to make cycling safer, easier and more enjoyable throughout the Portsmouth area.  We’d be pleased to hear from you and perhaps you will join us.  For more information visit