Avon & Somerset police critcised over Cycle Code leaflet

Avon & Somerset Constabulary have produced a ‘Cycle Code’ leaflet telling cyclists how to behave on the road – and warning them of the legal consequences they could face if they don’t. The leaflet has attracted criticism on Twitter from cyclists.

Illustrated with a prominent ‘No Cycling’ sign, the leaflet says: “Police want cyclists to be safe on the road and not put themselves or anyone else at risk.

Bath cyclist undertakes an Everesting in aid of Nepal earthquake relief

In one of the most appropriate fund-raisers we've heard of, a Bath cyclist plans to "Everest" one of the area's more formidable hills, climbing it  85 times this Sunday to raise money for the victims of the Nepalese earthquake.

Justin Gage, a member of Bath's VC Walcot cycling club says: "I've been interested in Everesting a hill for some time now.

"Everesting is the process of repeatedly cycling up the same hill until your cumulative ascent matches the height of Everest (8848m).

Nicole Cooke speaking in Bath on eve of Tour of Britain stage next week

Before Mark Cavendish burst onto the scene towards the end of the last decade, and long before anyone dreamt of a rider from the UK winning the Tour de France, the country could already boast one of the world’s top riders – Nicole Cooke, world and Olympic road champion, who will be speaking n Bath next his week about her autobiography, The Breakaway.

Oxford and Bath relaunch their cycle hire schemes as they find new operators

Oxford’s bike hire scheme has been relaunched six months after it folded, after the council found a new operator.

Oxfordshire County Council will now be running the OxonBike scheme with HourBike Ltd, bringing 30 cycles to seven locations around Headington. in East Oxford.

The £150,000 project was originally launched in June last year, but the two-year pilot only lasted six months before its operator Grand Scheme Bike Share went into liquidation.


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The Bath 100 is the the perfect start to your cycling season. The Action Cycling team have a Cool 40 miles a Classic 60 miles and a Champion 100 miles to tempt riders of all abilities. Ride for a Reason. Ride for Action

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Bike Bath is returning for it's third year, with riders on the Saturday again able to choose between rides of 20, 60 and 100 miles heading out towards and, for the longer routes, into the Mendips with challenging climbs up Burrington Combe and the more famous (but perhaps no harder) Cheddar Gorge.

Riders can take advantage of fantastic feed stations on well marked routes on what our riders have variously described as a fantastic and classic event.

On your return to the centre of Bath you can savour the Georgian architecture and sample the local Bath Ales in our event village.

Proposed West Yorkshire cycle tunnel would be longest in Europe

An abandoned railway tunnel in West Yorkshire could soon be the longest underground cycleway in Europe if local groups and sustainable transport charity Sustrans are successful in their campaign.

If the Queensbury Tunnel project gets the green light it will replace the Combe Down Tunnel in Bath, a project which Sustrans also had a hand in, as the longest tunneled cycleway in Europe.

Police appeal leads to arrest of aggressive cyclist who abused driver

Avon & Somerset Constabulary have arrested a 44-year-old man on suspicion of violence against a person and common assault in relation to an incident that happened before Christmas in which a cyclist is alleged to have abused and spat at a motorist.

Police issued an appeal last month following the incident close to Sainsbury’s on Pines Way on 3 December, which involved a couple travelling in their car with their 11-year-old grandson.

Police release pictures of 'aggressive cyclist' in Bath who threatened and abused motorists

Police have released pictures of an ‘aggressive cyclist’ they say may have verbally abused and spat on motorists in Bath.

The man, who they would like to speak to in connection with two incidents in recent months, was said to have spat on a car that went into an advanced stopping lane near Sainsbury’s.

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