Useful links

Don’t miss our Facebook group page – new members welcome.

There’s also a stab at a Cycle Malvern Glossary on this website.

Local

MalvernTrail for bike shops, hire and cycling groups and cycling events.

Electric Bike loan scheme info from Transition Malvern Hills.

Transition Malvern Hills – practical local action to tackle climate change and build a sustainable community.

Malvern Hills Trail Association (on Facebook) striving towards a sustainable and established trail network, for all.

Bike Worcester “a local multi-organisational group that’s been set up specifically to identify actions that can be taken to make it easier and safer for more people to cycle around the City”.

Worcestershire Active Travel Partnership. Groups across the county come together to get action on cycling and walking.

Ledbury Area Cycle Forum and their associated Come Cycling Ledbury site.

Worcester Bromyard Leominster Greenway – a vision for the old railway line.

Across counties

Clean Air Cheltenham.

Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Cycle Campaign, and their Twitter feed.

Cycle Evesham Vale.

Open Trail does cycle coaching and more. Based Kidderminster.

West Midlands Cycle Hire, so far for Birmingham, Coventry, Stourbridge, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

Official links

Pothole reporting:

Malvern Town Council

Malvern Hills District Council

Worcestershire County Council cycling and walking web pages.

Herefordshire Council cycling pages.

Highway Code for cyclists.

Mileage rates for tax purposes, if you are paid to cycle on work business.

Cycling development

The government’s ‘Gear Change’ cycling and walking plan for England, launched July 2020, is a key document – “a vision for a travel revolution in England’s streets, towns and communities.”

The connected Local Transport Note (LTN) 1/20, Cycle Infrastructure Design, also July 2020, is important when discussing any new facility. For an overview of the approach in this guide, one of the authors gives a presentation for York Cycle Campaign available on YouTube, although it has glitches (e.g. for first half minute the screen is largely blank). This presentation for a TraffEx Digital event (June 2021, on Vimeo) by the same person is probably better and also discusses LCWIPs (cycling/walking infrastructure plans).

Published November 2020, Commons Library research briefing for MPs on active travel: Cycling, walking and mobility: FAQs for 2020.

Urban Design Group’s ‘Street Design Standards‘.

Cambridge Cycle Campaign has a useful section on cycle parking. Note that LTN 1/20 (above) also has a whole section on cycle parking.

Propensity to Cycle Tool – Herefordshire and Worcestershire map (fascinating use of data).

Other

20’s Plenty for Worcester Campaign for 20mph speed limit for residential areas by default.

Bikeability The government approved cycle training programme. “It’s about gaining practical skills and understanding how to cycle on today’s roads.”

Bike Week.

CycleScheme Information on getting tax-free, and low cost, bikes through employers.

Cycling UK (previously CTC). A national body for cyclists of all types.

British Cycling A more sports focused national body, but also promoting day-to-day cycling. Plus things like their Ready Set Ride resources – free, quick and easy games to help you teach your child how to pedal.

Sustrans.

Urban Transport Group active travel resources web pages are worth a look.

Campaigns and action

Local focus

Somerset Rail to Trail Project.

Birmingham Living Streets on Facebook.

National

Campaign for Better Transport.

Living Streets Charity that campaigns to create better streets and public spaces for people on foot. Website has a Safer Routes to School section.

Mums for Lungs.

Playing Out ‘Make your street a place to play’.

I pay road tax Ironically named website debunking the idea that cyclists don’t pay their share. Vehicle Excise Duty (‘car tax’) is now a pollution tax, since it’s based on the size of engine and its emissions – BBC News article.

Cycling Fallacies Another website busting those myths!

Road Collision Reporting Guidelines for the media. A step towards not accepting ‘accidents’ as inevitable.

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