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.
Eureka Cyclists Cafe: Probably the best and one of the very few cyclists cafes in the U.K.
Friends of North Chester Greenbelt: Working to protect the greenbelt from development for the benefit of all Cestrians, including cyclists.
Friends of the Millennium Greenway: Guardians and caretakers of our favourite Chester cycle route
itravelsmart: Website designed to support Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Local Sustainable Travel Fund grant projects.
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.
Safer Cycling, Road Safety and Bike Security
Cheshire Police Facebook Page: News and updates from Cheshire Police on road safety and other matters
Cheshire Police Twitter Feed: Regular Twitter updates on local road safety issues from Cheshire Police
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.
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 Infozone: Public news and information section of the excellent and informative Bicycle Business website
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
Carplus: Encouraging car clubs and car sharing
Cheshire Cycleway: Detailed guide to National Cycle Route 70, the Cheshire Cycleway, a 176 mile circular route around the county
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
Cycle-route.com: 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.
Cycling UK (formerly the Cyclists Touring Club): Charity representing the interests of cyclists nationally
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
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.
John Foresters Home Page: American guru of bike activism
Leeds Cycling Campaign: Self-explanatory
Living Streets: National charity that works with supporters, professionals and politicians to create safe, attractive and enjoyable streets
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…?”
Seattle Critical Mass: Sponsored by….?
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
Warrington Cycle Campaign: Home of the renowned ‘Facility of the Month’ feature, which provided source material for the excellent ‘Crap Cycle Lanes’ book
Why Cycle?: Impartial advice for potential and new cyclists in the UK
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.
Yahoo’s Cycling Page: Cycling news from across the web