County business organisations are pushing for this year to see moves towards greater use of sustainable transport such as cycling or walking to work. This effort is particularly focused on Worcester, with the city council and BID on board, but surely applies elsewhere too, with Worcestershire's Local Enterprise Partnership and chamber of commerce both promoting … Continue reading Making a shift to cycling for work
Just before Christmas, the new cycling and pedestrian bridge at Powick Hams opened, but without much fanfare. Perhaps because, although it is a good piece of engineering by itself, it doesn't then have much of a link on beyond Powick. And the immediate route into Worcester over the old Powick bridge is prone to flooding … Continue reading A bridge to aim for
It's all happening on the mountain biking/off-road side of things. Here are three local projects of interest, two local to the Malvern Hills with really practical and immediate aims, one a little further afield with a much longer term and ambitious vision . Malvern Hills Trail Association Draft MHTA logo Starting with the latest to … Continue reading Off-road cyclists get busy
Cycle Malvern is delighted that a proposal "to consider facilitating the provision of bike racks within the Town to support and encourage cycling as well as supporting the Council’s declaration of a climate emergency in 2019" has just been approved by Malvern Town Council's Operations and Planning Committee. The proposal report is available from the … Continue reading New bike racks en route
Do you know about the Woo Bike Share project? This provides a hire fleet of 50 ordinary bikes and 50 with electric assistance for use by students at University of Worcester, to get around the campuses and the city. Cycle Malvern is just learning about it, how the project got started and where the funding … Continue reading A bike charge to green tourism?
It's been a hectic month since Cycle Malvern was effectively re-launched with the creation of a Facebook group (on 14th October). Good progress has been made in this short time, but clearly there is a lot more needed. Today's announcement of the second round of the government's active travel funding would be a good way … Continue reading A month in the life of Cycle Malvern