• Celebrating Improvements

    Campaign members mark the opening of the Garden Lane contra-flow cycle lane.
  • Try Chester’s Traffic-free Routes

    Cycling Chester's traffic-free paths and routes is a great family activity that won't break the bank!
  • Mickle Trafford Extension to the Greenway

    Cycle For Commuting and Leisure

    The Millennium Greenway is a handy means of getting out for some fresh air and exercise.
  • Chopper Bike

    Urban Bike Style

    Pimp your ride. Let your bike express your style. Let's bring Amsterdam bike chic to Chester!
  • Get Fit! Get Active! Join the Fun!

    For fun or fitness, cycling is the cheapest, greenest, and healthiest form of transport.
  • Join the Chester Cycling Campaign

    Let's create a better, greener city and promote cycling as a safe and attractive transport option.
  • Lycra Not Necessary

    Express yourself with your bike! No special cycling gear is needed.     Photo credit: Charlotte Horn

News Headlines

Winning People Over to Cycling Winning People Over to Cycling

How can you win friends, relatives and colleagues over to cycling? Often people have preconceived notions about cyclists and cycling which can act as barriers to them taking up cycling.  If we are to persuade more people... [» More on this Article]

Come to the Campaign Monthly Meeting on August 3rd Come to the Campaign Monthly Meeting on August 3rd

Meetings on First Wednesday of the Month Chester Cycling Campaign meets on the first Wednesday of every month (except for the month of January when the meeting takes place on either the first or the second Wednesday)... [» More on this Article]

New Report Highlights the Benefits of the Cycle to Work Scheme New Report Highlights the Benefits of the Cycle to Work Scheme

Cycle to Work Report New research published recently by the Institute for Employment Studies, an independent, apolitical, not-for-profit, international research centre shows that the UK’s Cycle to Work Scheme outlines... [» More on this Article]

Support the Bike Refurbishment Project in Blacon Support the Bike Refurbishment Project in Blacon

Blacon Bike Refurbishment Staff and Volunteers Chester Used Furniture Enterprise (CUFE) was launched to fill the gap left when Blacon Furniture Project had to cease trading at the end of 2015. Based in the former Library... [» More on this Article]

Campaign Response to Community Infrastructure Levy Consultation Campaign Response to Community Infrastructure Levy Consultation

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge that can be used by Local Authorities to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area. When a CIL is introduced, it replaces many types... [» More on this Article]

Campaign Submission to Northgate Development Consultation Campaign Submission to Northgate Development Consultation

Chester’s Northgate development is set to transform the city centre.  It is a ‘once in a generation’ development that will affect how Cestrians live, work and shop in the city.  Several consultation... [» More on this Article]

Campaign Announces Objectives For 2016 Campaign Announces Objectives For 2016

The Campaign has produced a list of its objectives for 2016, setting out what we feel we can do to create improvements for Chester cyclists.  The list provides a clear focus for Campaign members who may wish to become... [» More on this Article]

Free Bike Racks For Businesses/Organisations Free Bike Racks For Businesses/Organisations

Cheshire West and Chester Council is offering free cycle parking stands for organisations in the area.  Community groups, small businesses, shops, offices, churches and voluntary sector groups can apply cycle stands... [» More on this Article]

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Popular Routes

Try the New Tower and Spires Bike Route Try the New Tower and Spires Bike Route

A 40-mile cycling trail of historic churches around Chester has been created to encourage people to get out and explore the countryside and heritage. The Tower & Spires tour starts at Chester Cathedral and then takes... [» More on this Route]

Complete Library of Free Chester Cycle Route Maps Complete Library of Free Chester Cycle Route Maps

CWAC Cycle Route Map Network The Campaign is pleased to be able to offer a complete library of local cycle maps.  This library includes maps produced by the Chester Cycling Campaign, Cheshire West and Chester Council,... [» More on this Route]

Chester Cycle Maps Chester Cycle Maps

Below is a selection of cycling maps for Chester and the surrounding area. Sustrans Chester Local Travel Map This excellent, detailed Sustrans map shows all cycle routes in and through the centre of Chester. It is colour... [» More on this Route]

Try the Online Cycle Route Planner Try the Online Cycle Route Planner

In partnership with our colleagues in the Cambridge Cycling Campaign, the Chester Cycling Campaign is pleased to offer an online cycle route planner for Chester.  The planner allows you to plan a cycle route between... [» More on this Route]

List of Cycle Friendly Cafes Near Chester List of Cycle Friendly Cafes Near Chester

Our friends in the Chester and North Wales CTC group have published a definitive guide to cycle-friendly cafes within cycling distance of Chester.  So when planning a cycle ride, you can use this list to plan your refreshment... [» More on this Route]

River Dee Round River Dee Round

The River Dee round is a safe, completely traffic-free loop of 24 kms (15 miles). It follows the National Cycle Network Route 5 to the west of the city as far as Hawarden Bridge, returning via the riverside cycle path... [» More on this Route]

The Burton Warbler The Burton Warbler

Spectacular views across the Dee Estuary to Wales is a feature of this 21 mile (34 km) route as it crosses the Burton Marshes on a purpose built boardwalk. You have the option of cycling to join the route from Chester... [» More on this Route]

The Backford Beat The Backford Beat

The Backford Beat explores the countryside to the north of Chester. It follows the canal towpath north to Caughall, and takes in Stanney Woods Country Park. The 26 km (17 mile) route uses National Cycle Network Route... [» More on this Route]

The Hockenhull Hobble The Hockenhull Hobble

The Hockenhull Hobble explores the countryside to the SE of Chester, including Christleton Pond, Bruera and Hargarave villages, and Hockenhull Platts. The route is 33 km (20 miles) long. There is a short off-road section... [» More on this Route]

The Capenhurst Caper The Capenhurst Caper

The Capenhurst Caper is a 26 km (18 mile) route, exploring the countryside to the north of Chester. It makes use of National Cycle Routes 56 and 5, as well as quiet country lanes and canal towpaths. There is a short... [» More on this Route]

The Manley Meander The Manley Meander

The Manley Meander explores the countryside to the east of Chester, taking in places of interest such as Christleton Pond and the Manley Windsurfing Centre. The route is 27 km (17 miles) in length, with no off-road sections. Chester... [» More on this Route]

The Dodleston Doddle The Dodleston Doddle

The Dodleston Doddle explores a mixture of countryside and more urban areas to the south-west of Chester, including Dodleston, Gorstella, Lower Kinnerton and Westminster Park. The route is 26 km (16 miles) in length... [» More on this Route]

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Upcoming Events

Come to the Campaign Monthly Meeting on August 3rd Come to the Campaign Monthly Meeting on August 3rd

Meetings on First Wednesday of the Month Chester Cycling Campaign meets on the first Wednesday of every month (except for the month of January when the meeting takes place on either the first or the second Wednesday)... [» More on this Event]

Join the Life NoW Cheshire Cycle Ride on September 4th Join the Life NoW Cheshire Cycle Ride on September 4th

A group of volunteers from Chester have organised a cycle sportive starting at the Cheshire Sports Club, Upton, and completing a circuit around West Cheshire in support of the charity ‘Life NoW’. Riders will have... [» More on this Event]

‘Fabulous Ladies’ Cycle Ride 2016 Dates ‘Fabulous Ladies’ Cycle Ride 2016 Dates

The series of rides organised by local cyclist and CTC member, Sue Booth, continues in 2016.  All rides start at the Kingsway Cafe in Chester, and are between 15 and 25 miles in length.  Meeting time is 9:30 am for... [» More on this Event]

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