CYCLEWight is an advocacy group that seeks better cycle provision on the Island. We will cooperate with any organisation or individual that wishes to work towards that goal. The group participates in ways to encourage more people of all ages to learn of the joys and benefits of cycling.
A big thank you to everyone who turned up this morning to
help. It went really well. We must have
broken our record. A record 87 (and without most of the Tints) Biggest thanks
to Andy and the van. It make such a big difference to the event. And he ended up
making teas and coffees too. What was interesting was the 80 cyclists who passed by
and did not stop. An untapped market!
Rights of Way Improvement Plan
CycleWight along with other user groups will be directly consulted too as part of this process. The group supplied a list of improvements we would like to see when the plan was written. Some of these have been achieved but….
The finished document will be an important aid in developing further the network on the Island so please do take the time to fill in the questionnaire
The Cycle Festival as we know it will not happen this year. There is a desire within the Council for it to continue but there are no funds. Several suggestions have been looked at. The Council could provide some administrative support but little else. There has been a discussion on Facebook about the festival and there is a desire from the people contributing to be involved in putting on some kind of event. Another issue is whether it be in the same two week slot or possibly extended over a much longer period. Over the last few years there have been a whole host of events on the Island such as 'Foot out Flat out' 'End to End' the SpyVelo CX Cup, Randonnee etc. so there is no shortage of experience or ideas. Watch this space. If you do have any suggestions or thoughts, please do contact CycleWight.
Road User Safety
CycleWight, Dizz Dyer and David Walter have been working together to raise awareness of some of the issues faced by vulnerable road users. With the assistance of Southern Vectis and LSTF funds it has been possible to put a message on the back of two buses. "Go wider for the rider". Please, if you see either bus, take a picture (safely) and send it to CycleWight through our web site. It would be great to create a gallery. It will also be an opportunity to discuss this issue with your non-cycling friends. What does it say in the highway code about overtaking cyclists and horse riders?". Thanks to everyone who has been involved in this project.
Cycling For Kids
Endearing YouTube video showing a young girl being taight to cycle without stabilisers for the first time Click here to view.
LSTF/ Bicycle Island gallery
Red Squirrel Trail
Everything you need to enjoy this fantastic cycle experience, from printable maps to GPS files can be found on the new website HERE
Since January there have been sessions for cyclists at Smallbrook Stadium. The Isle of Wight version of a velodrome. They have been popular with adults and children. More details on the poster. Just turn up with any kind of bike and give it a whirl. You can race if you like or just do a bit of gentle traffic free exercise. Surely you want a break from that turbo trainer.
Several people have left the committee of late. We could do with some fresh blood. We meet as a group approximately once a month. It is not onerous. It would be good to be able to hear differing views. The amount of work you take on is up to you but it is always good for the work to be shared around.
CYCLEWight Facebook and Twitter
CYCLEWight has now both a Facebook and Twitter presence. Please join us online to keep up with the latest information.
Using The CYCLEWight Calendar Below
If you click on an event, you may find additional information, or a link to the location of the event. You can easily add these events to your own Google calendar
Things YOU can do
Support Our Campaigns
We campaign on local cycling issues and
schemes. Join us, tell your friends
write to your local MP!
Report Issues Affecting Cyclists
Please take time to report potholes
any right of way obstructions
or abusive vehicle drivers