The National Cycling Strategy
The National Cycling Strategy was launched in July 1996. It aims to establish a culture favourable to the increased use of bicycles for all age groups; to develop sound policies and good practice; and seek out effective and innovative means of fostering accessibility by bike.
The central target is to quadruple the number of cycle trips on 1996 figures by 2012. As well as setting a central target for cycle trips, the National Cycling Strategy encourages local authorities and others to establish local targets for increased cycle use. The Strategy can be viewed on the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) website.
The National Cycling Forum
The National Cycling Forum is overseeing implementation of the National Cycling Strategy. The Forum comprises representatives from central and local Government, business and the voluntary sector. The National Cycling Forum recommends policies, advises local and national government and suggests research and publicity that can further the aims of the Strategy. Through working groups, it has been involved in the production of a range of useful guidance for professionals, local authorities, employers, developers, cycling groups and the individual bicycle user.
We also have pleasure in including various amounts of information regarding SUSTRANS and other cycling organisations or initiatives and many cycle routes in different parts of the country