About this blog
Hello, I'm Roger Symonds and I have created this blog to highlight local and wider cycling issues. Given the incredible interest and increase in cycling we must not miss this opportunity to provide the the infrastructure that gets even more people out on bikes in a safer environment.
Monthly Archives: August 2013
What is probably the third ranking “Grand Tour” after Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia, the Vuelta began with Team Time Trials today. This is a three week race with more climbs and mountain top finishes than either of … Continue reading
One of the comments so far in response to my post about the cycle contraflow in Cheap Street/Westgate Street (I still don’t know if/when it will be completed, but I am inquiring), is about making the contraflows clearer by painting … Continue reading
The £1m announced to improve Seven Dials for people on foot and on bikes on Monday, as part of the successful West of England Partnership’s (Bath, Bristol, South Glos and North Somerset councils) bid for Government Cycle City funding is … Continue reading
Tour of Britain announces biggest ever field for 10th anniversary Tour of Britain organisers say this year’s event will feature its biggest ever field, with 114 riders from 19 teams competing. Omega Pharma-Quick Step and Tour de France winners … Continue reading
When walking in the city centre in the past few days I have been struck by the high levels of occupation of bike stands. This seems to indicate a growth in numbers of people in Bath cycling. This is likely … Continue reading
Bath city cyclists to get new contra-flow routes This is the vital centre of cross city cycle routes and has long been a desired route. Now with a contra flow already in place in Westgate Street and Cheap Street (well … Continue reading
A contra flow for cyclists was begun in Cheap Street and Westgate Street months ago, but the Cheap street section is still not complete. My information is that the job was given to Atkins, the Council’s highways contractor and that … Continue reading
Today the Government announced more cash to improve cycling. Welcome though this extra investment is for cycling, it smacks of being an afterthought and is only for some places in the UK. Where is the long term vision and overall … Continue reading
Three months ago I wrote an article for the Local Government Association’s weekly magazine “First” in a section called “Last Word”, about 20 mph speed limits. Implementing 20 mph speed limits is one of the 10 commitments in the Times … Continue reading
Hello. I’m Roger Symonds and this is my new cycling blog.