All posts by Guy W

Oxfordshire Cycling Survey 2019

HarBUG invites and encourages you to take part in Oxfordshire County Council’s Cycling Survey 2019:

https://consultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk/consult.ti/Cyclesurvey2019/consultationHome

The survey will only take a few minutes to complete.  (Follow the link, read the guidance, then select ‘Other Ways to Respond’.)  It does not matter whether you are an experienced cyclist or a novice; the Council is keen to collect as wide a range of views as possible.  Please submit your response by 6th September.  

This survey supports the production of the first “Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans”.  LCWIPs will set out cycle networks for each town/area and will identify what improvements are needed to make the cycle network more attractive to existing and future cyclists.  LCWIPs are part of the Government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, for which Oxfordshire has already secured funding.  Oxfordshire’s first LCWIPs are being produced for Oxford, Bicester and Didcot.  But the Council wish to extend this to other areas.  So it is important that we respond for ALL of our areas, ie Abingdon, Wantage, Grove, etc.

Your views and opinions matter. Please take the time to respond.

Many thanks

Guy W

 

 

Bike Oxford – Sun 19th May

You are invited to Bike Oxford – the city’s biggest one-day cycling sportive, on Sunday 19 May.  Previous editions have seen over a thousand riders take to Oxfordshire’s roads, and 2019 promises to be its biggest year yet.  The hugely popular event offers a choice of three way-marked routes, with feed stops and support, of 25, 50 or 80 miles.  This year we are showcasing the beautiful countryside South East of the city.  Routes can be viewed at http://www.bikeoxford.co.uk/ with the 25 mile route designed be accessible for newcomers to the sport, while the 50 and 80 routes have been designed to be challenging for experienced riders.  Entry is £36 per rider for the 80 and 50-mile rides or £26 for the 25-mile ride.  Discounted entry is available for under 16s and charity riders. 

AGM – Final Reminder !

A FINAL reminder that HarBUG’s 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held tomorrow, TUESDAY, 16th OCTOBER at 12:30pm, in DIAMOND HOUSE (room G59), on the RAL site.

The AGM will include updates about HarBUG’s year, a review of HarBUG’s accounts, and the election of a new committee.  And we will have a lively discussion of cycling issues and plans for the future.  Feel free to bring your lunch.

Do consider joining the HarBUG committee.  ALL posts are up for election.  HarBUG needs your support.

If you don’t have access to the RAL site, simply let us know TODAY by emailing secretary@harbug.org.uk .  On arrival, allow sufficient time to go first via RAL reception to collect a visitor pass.  They will direct you to Diamond House.

Guy W

secretary@harbug.org.uk

AGM Reminder! Tuesday 16th October

Just a reminder that HarBUG’s 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held this coming TUESDAY, 16th OCTOBER at 12:30pm, in DIAMOND HOUSE (room G59), on the RAL site.  Please put the date in your diary.

The AGM will include updates about HarBUG’s year, a review of HarBUG’s accounts, and the election of a new committee.  And we will have a lively discussion of cycling issues and plans for the future.  Feel free to bring your lunch.

Do consider joining the HarBUG committee.  ALL posts are up for election.  HarBUG needs your support.

If you have any particular issues you would like to discuss, or if you are considering joining the committee, please email secretary@harbug.org.uk.  Or simply come along on the day.

If you don’t have access to the RAL site, simply let us know by emailing secretary@harbug.org.uk at least a day beforehand.  On the day, allow sufficient time to go first via RAL reception to collect a visitor pass.  They will direct you to Diamond House.

Guy W

secretary@harbug.org.uk

 

HarBUG 2018 AGM – Tuesday 16th October

HarBUG’s 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held on TUESDAY 16th OCTOBER at 12:30pm, in DIAMOND HOUSE (room G59), on the RAL site.  Please put the date in your diary.

The AGM will include reports from the committee, a review of HarBUG’s accounts, and the election of a new committee.  And we will have a lively discussion of cycling issues.  Feel free to bring your lunch.

Do consider joining the HarBUG committee.  ALL posts are up for election.  HarBUG needs your support.

If you have any particular issues you would like to discuss, or if you are considering joining the committee, please email secretary@harbug.org.uk.  Or simply come along on the day.

Guy W

secretary@harbug.org.uk

 

Annual General Meeting 2018

Look out for HarBUG’s AGM – coming soon!

The AGM is a great opportunity to raise cycling issues, and have your say.   Date, location and agenda to follow.

HarBUG needs your support.

HarBUG works with local authorities to try to ensure the ‘cycling’ voice is heard – particularly in planning decisions.  The more support we have, the better HarBUG can influence things.

We also organise two cycle-to-work days each year, with free breakfasts and guided rides.  These can only happen with the help of HarBUG volunteers.

We want to be there to help and support anyone considering cycling to work.

The AGM will include the election of HarBUG’s committee, and a review of HarBUG’s accounts.  Come along and join the committee!

Help HarBUG to be as effective and influential as we can be.

Guy W

secretary@harbug.org.uk

Launch of The Claudia Charter for Safer Cycling in Oxford

Message posted on behalf of Broken Spoke Bike Co-op from Oxford:

This Thursday, Nov 9th, come to the launch of The Claudia Charter for Safer Cycling in Oxford at Tap Social (Curtis Estate, off Botley Road, near Seacourt Park & Ride, Oxford).

Six months ago, our friend Claudia Comberti was killed while riding her bike on Botley Road. Since the collision, we’ve been working together to develop The Claudia Charter, for a safer, friendlier, and more collaborative environment on Oxford’s roads.

We know that Oxford is full of people who walk, ride, and drive on our city’s roads. We also know that a lot of people want to feel safer on their daily journeys. If this includes you then we would love you to join us!

  • Doors will be open from 5.30pm to anyone interested in finding out more about Claudia, the Charter, and what’s next.
  • From 6.45pm there will be a few short speeches. Tap Social will be open until 11pm.

We know that the 9th will be a difficult day for many. You are welcome to simply pop-in on your way home, stay for a pint, or join us for the whole evening.

The Claudia Charter has been collaboratively created by Broken Spoke, Cyclox, two of Oxford’s City Councillors, members of the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute, and friends of Claudia.

For more information and updates see The Claudia Charter Facebook page.