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It's still not too late to register for Bristol's Biggest Bike Ride!
A FREE family event run by Bristol City Council is taking place on Sunday 17 June. It is now one of the largest cycling events in the country. We want to encourage more people to enjoy cycling, more safely and a lot more often. For further information on the event, please click here.
As a cyclist you may also be interested in an offer that Halfords are
making to our participants to get their bikes in tip-top condition ahead
of the race. Please click here for voucher.
Bicycle Mileage Rates: effective 1 March 2012
Standard rate: 20p per mile payable for the total number of miles undertaken for the business trip
The Department of Estates has a selection of free maps for cyclists; if you would like one or more of the following, please contact Jane Eyles in the Department of Estates; alternatively, you can download a copy by clicking on the links:
There are maps also available for downloading for other local areas including Bristol and South Gloucester; find these on the 'Betterbybike' website.
Cycle Safety ....
How often do you check your bike for safety and road worthiness? Take a look at the check list attached to this link (courtesy of B&NES' website).
Cycle facilities on campus
Please see an updated map with cycle shed locations.
The new cycle storage facilities on the south road are now open for use. There are fifteen bars allowing a bike on each side. There is also a secure area in addition to the open spaces.
It has been agreed that spaces in the secure area will be allocated on a first-come-first served basis to cyclists in the buildings closest to the storage area. It must be noted that having access rights will not guarantee always having a space because we do not want to allocate spaces that will not always be used. If the store is full, people will have to look elsewhere.
Individuals interested in having a space should contact Security by email to have their their library cards programmed to allow access.
There is also secure storage at Osborne House residences; spaces in this area are also allocated by Security using the procedure described above.
If you have any queries, please contact the Department of Estates.
Visit Bath and North East Somerset's web site for useful hints, tips and information on cycling in the area.
The cycling Buddy website - aimed at cyclists who may like company on their journey or may want company for confidence building.
It's free to join - follow this link for more information.
It's so much nicer than riding alone!
Bath Cycling Campaign are offering 1:1 cycling training at reduced rate fees (£5 per hour, usually £30) with a Bikeability instructor.
This session would be tailored to your needs and aims to make you feel more confident on the road.
For further info please click here.
The Security Office and BUBUG provide cycle locks that have insurance company approval and meet British Standards. These locks are available from the Security Office against a £15 returnable deposit. Students are to return the locks at the end of the academic year whilst members of staff may retain their locks as long as they wish. Replacement lock keys are supplied at a cost of £5.
The objective to create a cycle path through part of Rainbow Woods (see below) subsequently resulted in a public enquiry. The judgment from this enquiry was in favour of Bath and North East Somerset Council, who supported the modification order to the pathway status. However, further work and actions are required by B&NES to make the pathway a shared pedestrian and cycle path, and to have it included on the definitive map and statement.
We shall keep you informed of developments.
As one of the planning conditions from Bath and North East Somerset Council (BANES), it was stipulated that the University of Bath had to contribute to the creation of Rainbow Wood Cycle Route. The University had reservations about this but could see the benefits of helping to provide an alternative to riding on the road and agreed.
In April 2006 an order was made on the section of the route between the land owned by the National Trust and Widcombe Hill. The order was to 'add the route as a footpath to the Definitive Map and Statement for the City of Bath'. The University contacted BANES to register their concern. It was explained by Alison Sherwin (Pedestrian and Cycling Officer) of BANES that it is easier to register a section of route as a footpath first and then subsequently apply to have it changed into a shared use path for pedestrians and cyclists.
The proposed order received an objection on the grounds of the width that was to be registered and has therefore had to be referred to the Regulatory (Access) Committee at BANES.
We will keep you updated with any further developments.
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