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June 10, 2022 at 12:04 pm in reply to: Campus Energy & Sustainability Week – Cycle to Work Day, Wed. 15th June #5539
As well as our Cycle to Work day next Wednesday (15th) there are also other cycle events locally:
Tomorrow – 11th June, the final stage of the Women’s Tour of the UK is running through Wantage, Harwell, Didcot, Wallingford, Abingdon and finishing in Oxford. This is a great opportunity to see top class cycle racing in your town.
On Saturday 18th June Uptonogood is back. This is a great off-road cycle event with rides available for everybody. It is also a fun event with plenty happening at Upton Village Hall and recreation ground.June 8, 2022 at 9:08 pm in reply to: Campus Energy & Sustainability Week – Cycle to Work Day, Wed. 15th June #5536
Don’t forget the Cycle to Work Day – next Wednesday 15th June.
Also the Bike Doctor Surgery from 08:00 to 12:00.
Please come along and show your support for cycling to the Campus (and get a free breakfast).
If you can please join one of the escorted rides and help support new cyclists.
Full details about the Cycle to Work Day and the Campus Energy & Sustainability Week events on our website.March 27, 2022 at 9:04 pm in reply to: Spring Campus Cycle to Work Day Wednesday 30th March #5511
Don’t forget Cycle to Work Day – This Wednesday!
We are still looking for help with the Didcot group ride. If you are cycling in and would like to lead a group of new riders, please contact email@example.com.
If you already cycle to work please do come along to to the group rides as it is good to get a big group of cyclists together cycling in.
See you on wednesday.
HarBUG Chair.March 20, 2022 at 8:40 pm in reply to: Spring Campus Cycle to Work Day Wednesday 30th March #5509
Don’t forget the Cycle to Work Day on Wednesday 30th March.
We need a ride leader for the Didcot group ride. If you are a regular Didcot cyclist and would like to help show new cyclists how to get to the campus please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the same if you would like more information about being a ride leader. The route will be down the old railway line to Upton and over Hagbourne Hill.
The website post now has a link to a Cycle to Work Day poster, please could you print a copy out and post it in your organisations notice board.
Thanks to everybody who supported the Cycle to Work Day last Wednesday. We had a great turnout and it was great to see so many people getting back on their cycles to commute. Whilst the day was chosen to coincide with the opening of the Campus DiSH food area it was also World Car Free Day 2021, which was a bonus.
I think the speed bump is the one by the new DiSH food area. The speed bump is there to get services across to DiSH, hopefully this is a temporary arrangement and a more permanent solution will be sorted once it is open. I have noticed that the hump has been changed to a less abrupt type.
Everybody can enjoy this speed hump next Wednesday by joining the Campus Cycle to Work Day next Wednesday (22nd Sept) where the free breakfasts will be served at the DiSH food area on it’s opening day.
Just a quick reminder that the Chilton Road Closure consultation closes tomorrow (Friday 19th Feb) at noon.
Please support the full closure of the road to all motorised traffic with a signal controlled crossing of the A417.
The online form does not take long to complete.
Thanks, your support does work as seen this week with the Valley Park planning application deferment.
Just a quick update on the Valley Park Roundabout – In a Vale of White Horse council planning meeting last night it was decided to defer giving planning permission to Valley Park. One of reasons for deferring permission was to see if the developers and County Council have explored other designs for the roundabout and put their findings into the public domain. HarBUG spoke at the meeting, as an objector, but it was clear nobody was happy with the roundabout design except for the developers (they just want to get on building) and the County Council officers. This is a good outcome but there is still work to do. We will be asking for an independent Traffic Engineer / Consultant to look at the junction and what can be achieved. We want to avoid this pause being a reason for the developers and County Council to justify their current design rather than looking at other ideas.
Thanks to all HarBUG members who sent in an objection, it really did make a difference.
No, we don’t know whether Sustrans will adopt the new route and divert NCN 544. Keep using it until we get notified otherwise which maybe when the permissive track needs to be repaired and the landowner wants Sustrans to pay for it.
The Cow Lane / Townsend pedestrian – cycle bridge has always been part of the Valley Park plans and will connect into Great Western Park as well as down to the Science Bridge on cycle paths. However commuting cyclists (and all cyclists) want the most direct convenient route and this is via the B4493 from Didcot. The roundabout design is not fit for purpose and needs to be re-designed. Please object and stop this roundabout.
There is a bus turning and waiting area at the end of Fermi Avenue, opposite the entrance to MRC. Buses are supposed to wait there until their scheduled departure time to avoid this situation i.e. blocking the road and this has been working OK. It looks like this particular driver did not know about this procedure.
The A34 ‘Bridge to Berkshire’ Path is a live project and we posted the following update was in HarBUG newsletter in February:
Highways England have reviewed the proposal for the path from the A34 Chilton Interchange to the West Ilsley Interchange with Kier, the design consultants. They have agreed for the project to go to the next stage. This is good news, although it is still a long way from getting the final go ahead. The next stage is negotiations with landowners and we know that this can stop a project.
I have asked Kier for a further update ahead of the HarBUG AGM on Wed October 9th. Come along to the AGM to get the latest on this project and other cycle projects in the Science Vale.
Note: If you are signing up for the Campus Bikes with Donkey Republic you will need to use your work email as the account name otherwise the Campus Bikes won’t show up on the app.
The HarBUG response to the Icknield Way Access Restriction consultation is available on the HarBUG website home page.
Please respond to this consultation as we expect objections to the proposal by motor vehicle off road groups (4x4s and trail riders).
The consultation ends on Friday 13th September.
Also don’t forget the Oxfordshire cycling survey which closes this Friday (6th September).
We are looking for ride leaders for Wantage and Grove for next week’s Campus Cycle to Work Day. If you are a regular cyclist and would like to help encourage others to try and cycle to work please volunteer to lead a group from either Grove or Wantage. Both groups meet and combine into one group at Wantage.
Please contact me at email@example.com to volunteer or for more information.