Tag Archives: cycling

Somerset Moto Fest is back!

Somerset Moto Fest is once more almost upon us and it’s looking to be bigger and better than last year. Organised by Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team, the free event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, 15 and 16 September, at the world-famous Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovil. It’s for anyone and […]

Get in gear for Cycle to Work Day

Road users in Somerset are being encouraged to stay safe on Cycle to Work Day with a little help from the County Council’s Road Safety Team. UK’s biggest cycle commuting event takes place on 15 August, aiming to promote the benefits of cycling to work instead of commuting by car. Cycling is a great way […]

Council joins cycling group for positive ‘Tour de Taunton’

Representatives from Somerset County Council joined Taunton Area Cycling Campaign (TACC) for a ‘Tour de Taunton’ to test out provision for cyclists in the town. The ride took place as the County Council prepares to start work on a new Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan for Somerset. TACC invited Cllr John Woodman, Cabinet Member for […]

Get the kids on their bikes over the summer holiday

Children across the county can learn to cycle safely this summer with Bikeability courses over the school holidays. The County Council’s Road Safety Team is working with sports centres to offer courses for children aged nine and above in year five and above. The courses are for children who can already ride a bike but […]

Are you ready for World Bicycle Day?

Somerset County Council’s road safety team is asking everyone to share the road for International World Bicycle Day on 3 June. ‘Simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally sustainable means of transportation’ is how the United Nations describes the bicycle and to recognise its role as a mode of transport as well as its importance to […]

Look out for one another on National Cycle to Work Day

Somerset County Council’s road safety team is urging road users to look out for one another ahead of National Cycle to Work Day. Next Wednesday (13 Sep) is National Cycle to Work Day with people across Somerset urged to leave the car behind and commute by bike instead. Cllr John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet […]

Could you join Somerset’s growing team of adopt-a-path volunteers?

A growing scheme to help look after Somerset’s 3,800 miles of public footpaths and bridleways is looking for more volunteers. Somerset County Council’s adopt-a-path scheme is open to anyone whether they are walkers, horse riders or cyclists, and any public right of way can be adopted. Volunteers are simply asked to use their chosen path […]

Work to begin on A38 North Petherton to Bridgwater walking and cycling route

The long-awaited walking and cycling route from North Petherton to Bridgwater gets underway next week. Currently, no footway or only a narrow footway exists for much of the way. Responding to the needs of residents, the route will be widened to incorporate an effective link for walkers and cyclists between North Petherton and Bridgwater. Once […]

Half way around the world on a bicycle

The Bridgwater Way Cycle Challenge is complete! Hundreds of people from Bridgwater collectively cycled over 16,000 miles in the Love to Ride Bridgwater Way Cycle Challenge – the equivalent of cycling over half way around the world. As part of the challenge, 35 people took to a bike for the first time in over a […]

Works on busy Bridgwater junction now complete

The upgrade of one of Bridgwater’s busiest junctions to improve traffic flow is now complete. Somerset County Council has completed improvement works on the junction at East Quay and The Clink which include safer pedestrian and cycle crossings as well as a new more efficient traffic light system. The layout of the junction has also […]