17 July 2008
Bristol and South Gloucestershire Council were successful in their application to become Englands first Cycling City. This is fantastic news and will enable us to deliver a real cultural change in cycling in Greater Bristol. This announcement was made on the 20th June and Cycling England, the body who made the award, are coming to visit both ourselves and South Gloucestershire on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th July. The purpose of their visit is for the Cycling England Team to more clearly understand the nature and detail of our joint proposals and will involve a large element of out and about on bicycles.
We would like to invite you to a cold finger buffet at Armada House
in Bristol between 1800-2030hrs. The buffet will run from 1800-1830hrs
followed by a workshop. Officers from Bristol City and South
Gloucestershire Council will give a short presentation outlining our
bid followed by a response from Cycling England. We will then break
into smaller groups to give you an opportunity to raise issues, suggest
ideas and discuss the wide range of opportunities which could be
delivered under the Cycling City Project. I would stress at this time
that this is the start of the process of engagement with user groups
and stakeholders. The success of the Cycling City Project will be
hugely influenced by ideas and suggestions from yourselves.
apologise for the relatively short notice of this event, but as we have
said above this is the first one of a wider programme of engagement and
would be grateful if you would confirm your attendance.
Please click here
for directions to Armada House. We can confirm that there will be
additional cycle parking available similar to that provided recently at
Bristols Bike Breakfast.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to ring Nick Pates on 0117 3525736.