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.
The SpyVelo CX Cup
A new and exciting event for the cycling fraternity to support. Read all about it HERE
Cycling For Kids
Endearing YouTube video showing a young girl being taight to cycle without stabilisers for the first time Click here to view
CYCLEWight Facebook Group
For a while CYCLEWight has been using a personal account. We should be on a Group type account and this has now been established here; https://www.facebook.com/groups/1005084216209901/ and is accepting new members. The other two slightly confusing personal accounts will be closed some time this weekend.
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
Two in one year! St Mary's Hospital held a breakfast to encourage people to travel to work in a sustainable way. People who arrived by bike,bus or walked were given a free breakfast. As it was winter hot food was on offer. None of those croissant type things- this was bacon rolls - a proper job. Cw helped to publicise the event. It was open to all people who worked in the area and several people dropped in on their way to work. Or was it just the smell of cooking bacon. Of course as it was at the hospital it was very healthy bacon! This event was partly funded by the Local Sustainable Transport Fund which is administered by the Chamber of Commerce.
"A happy cyclist at the hospital"
France en Velo Adventure
Problems For Road Bikes
There have been several incidents over the last few months where a wheel on a road bike has gone into a drain. This has been in several locations, We contacted Island Roads about this. In some cases people did not report them so they were unaware of the issue. It is important that cyclists do report problems to Island Roads to ensure remedial action is taken. It also means that if action is not taken by IR than it can be pursued. This is a classic case of cyclists helping each other. Island Roads - Report it online
CycleWight would like to remind everyone that riding a bike is only permitted on the Bridleways on this list. Each agreement only lasts a specified time and the whole scheme will end in 2020. This is an opportunity for people to view areas of the Island that may well have not seen before.
Cyclepath Count Figures
This is a large document and can be viewed HERE...
LSTF/ Bicycle Island gallery
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