Useful Cycling Links

Here is the Chester Cycling Campaign’s list of the top cycling resources on the internet. We hope you find the list interesting and informative!

Chester Cycling and Other Related Links

Chester and North Wales CTC: Part of the national Cycling UK organisation – website boasts news, rides, events, development, and extensive, detailed local cycling information.

Chester Easy Riders: An independent cycling group which runs a variety of mid-week on-road rides (usually on Thursdays) from starting points in and around the City of Chester.

Chester Fabulous Ladies Cycling Club: Cycling club for women which meets one Saturday a month for a 15 to 25 mile ride.

Cycling in North Wales: Rides, photo gallery and very extensive news section – your first stop for all cycling news in North Wales.

The Mickle Trafford Railway Virtual Stroll: Steve Howe’s excellent guide to the Millennium Greenway and its planned extension to Mickle Trafford – including history, trivia, photos, etc.

Weaver and Sandstone Cycling Forum: A group committed to advocating, promoting and monitoring cycle use in the area of North Cheshire from Ellesmere Port to Halton, including Helsby, Frodsham and surrounding areas.

Cycle Hire in Chester

Chester Cycle Hire: Daily cycle hire service run by Victoria Lodge Guest House in Hoole with discount prices for longer term rental.

Inclusive Cycling

Wheels for Wellbeing: A charity supporting disabled people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the benefits of cycling.

Safer Cycling, Road Safety, Street Design and Bike Security

Cheshire Police Facebook Page: News and updates from Cheshire Police on road safety and other matters

Commuting By Bike: Safety Guides & Tips: Great web resource by HomeAdvisor for commuting and touring advice with good list of 23 other links to free guides and booklets.

Get Fit with Biking: SparkPeople blog post featuring a simple, easy to understand guide for those new to cycling.

How to Prevent Your Bike From Being Stolen: Detailed guide published by Directline Insurance regarding all aspects of bike security and bike theft prevention.

Sharing the Road Together – Drivers and Cyclists: The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents site intended to enable drivers and cyclists to understand one another and to share road space safely.

Street Spirit Design: Landscape architecture practice specialising in the design of inclusive shared spaces and streets which are better for everyone and which reinforce a sense of place.

The Definitive Guide to Safer Cycling:  Excellent overview if all aspects of safer cycling including introduction, clothing, equipment, and adjusting cycling to road conditions.

Other Cycling Links

20’s Plenty For Us: Campaigns for the implementation of 20 mph as the default speed limit on residential roads in the UK

BikeBiz: News and information from the excellent and informative Bicycle Business website

Birmingham Cycling Campaign

Bricycles: Brighton Cycling Campaign

Bristol Cycling Campaign

Cambridge Cycling Campaign

Camden Cycling Campaign: Working to improve road conditions in Camden to encourage more people to benefit from the accessibility, fitness and time saving that comes with regular cycle use

Cheshire Cycleway: Detailed guide to National Cycle Route 70, the Cheshire Cycleway, a 176 mile circular route around the county

Congleton Cycling Campaign

Cork Cycling Campaign

Cyclenation: the UK national federation of cycle campaign groups, supporting cycling locally, regionally, nationally and in Europe

Cycle City Guides: Bike route maps for UK cities A UK bike route database – find cycle routes and mountain bike trails that have been tried and tested. Add your own routes and comment on other routes.

Cyclescape: A comprehensive online campaigning toolkit for UK cycle campaign groups

Cycling UK (formerly the Cyclists Touring Club): Charity representing the interests of cyclists nationally

Dublin Cycling Campaign

Environmental Transport Association: Information on organising a Car Free Day and much more

European Cyclists Federation: The world’s biggest international bike advocacy group

Friends of the Earth: Transport Campaigns

Glasgow Cycling Campaign

GPS Cycle and Walking Routes: 600 cycle routes covering the whole of the National Cycle Network in England, Scotland and Wales

Health Benefits of Cycling: Very comprehensive information about the health benefits of cycling, including reduction in stress and anxiety, mental/emotional benefits, weight loss, improved cardiovascular fitness, etc.

Home Zone News

Leeds Cycling Campaign: Self-explanatory

Living Streets: National charity that works with supporters, professionals and politicians to create safe, attractive and enjoyable streets

London Cycling Campaign

Lothian Cycling Campaign

Merseyside Cycling Campaign

New York City Right of Way: NYC bike and pedestrian rights group

Probicycle: America’s first choice for news and views about onroad bicycling advocacy.

Reclaim the Streets: “The street, at best, is a living place of human movement and social intercourse, of freedom and spontaneity”

Roadpeace: Supports road traffic victim and educates about road danger

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition: “Are you going to…?”

Spokes: An informal network for NHS staff who cycle to work or use a bicycle for work purposes

Sustrans: Sustrans is the charity behind practical cycling projects, including the award-winning National Cycle Network, Safe Routes to Schools, Bike It, and TravelSmart.

The Vehicular Cyclist (Ontario Coalition for Better Cycling): Excellent Canadian campaigning website, full of facts and figures

Why Cycle?: Impartial advice for potential and new cyclists in the UK

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council Cycling Website

World Transport Policy & Practice: A high quality quarterly journal dedicated to the publication of original and creative work in the field of world transport. Free copies available as PDF downloads.