Category: Campaigns and Safety

Overtaking a horse on a bike

Cycling around the countryside, you will often come across horses being ridden. Passing them safely is very important so that no one gets hurt. These simple steps should make the process trouble free. Approaching from the rear Horses are very clever animals, but rely on their hearing significantly. Some horses are spooked by cyclists. Slow down when you come acrossa horse to the horses speed and stay 10 meters back. Announce yourself so that the ride and horse know you…

Post ride dip?

More national coverage for Cycling in Devon, this time from an article in the Guardian. Lesley Gillilan takes a relaxed ride around Plymouth’s historical hotspots Route information Length 2 miles (plus an extra 3 miles to Saltram) Duration Between 30 minutes and half a day (depending on stops and detours) Start Barbican harbour Finish Royal William Yard Classification Easy Who’s it good for? A day out with partners or friends, or families with kids Map OS Landranger 201 or Explorer 108 Barbican harbour to Royal William Yard The short…

Plym Valley Cycle Trail

Well, we all knew it really, but this article from cyclingweekly.co.uk has the evidence: The creation of new cycle routes has coincided with a sharp rise in the number of people cycling in Plymouth. In the past four years the figure for the number of people riding has increased by 40 per cent with one route – the Plym Valley Trail – seeing the frequency of cyclists on its trails up by 70 per cent since 2008. A cycle-specific route…

Sherford Expressway

To make a difference to cycling in Plymouth, Plymouth Cycling Campaign(PCyC)  are promoting a cycle friendly route linking Plymouth, Plymstock, and the new 5500 home development at Sherford in a cost effective way. This will: Bypass dangerous junctions Use the existing Laira rail bridge Use practical design to encourage cycling Minimise impact on other traffic Not be a fragmented “cycling-on-the-pavement” initiative Offer the best value capacity increase for commuters and leisure travel If you have 20 seconds, please join the petition www.sherfordexpressway.co.uk If…