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Sidmouth Cycling Campaign

The Sidmouth Cycling Campaign is a rejuvenation of the Sidmouth Cycling Action Group, which has been a VGS project since 2008.

Loss of supporters has meant that there was little activity for several years leading up to 2020 – but recently we have welcomed new and enthusiastic members who have helped relaunch the cycling project.

Sidmouth Cycling Campaign banner

About the Campaign

Membership of SCC is open and the contribution of all local residents is sought for and appreciated.

The Campaign is led by a group of half-a-dozen enthusiastic cyclists, who have experience in working for better cycling facilities in Devon, as well as other parts of the country. 

The group members also have good working and long standing relationship with other organisations, including:

  • Sustrans, the leading body promoting cycling and sustainable transport in the UK
  • The Sid Valley Cycling Club, Sidmouth’s group of keen cyclists
  • The Exeter Cycling Campaign, a very active group in the county-town
  • Cycling UK, “the UK charity inspiring millions more people to cycle providing skills, motivation, advice, and support to enable everyone to ride a bike”

If you would like to get involved please contact us.


Current activity:

The Sidmouth Cycling Campaign has published a questionnaire, which has now closed. Thank you to everybody who completed it. We have had 185 responses and plan to publish the results by the end of January.

We’ve commented on the East Devon Local Plan Consultation. Details can be found here:

Sidmouth Cycling Campaign: Response to consultation on East Devon Draft Local Plan

Also on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sidmouthcyclingcampaign

Here’s that group! Sidmouth Cycling Campaign | Facebook


Here are some of the stories as seen on our news pages and social media from last year:

‘Italians are paid to ride bikes instead of driving and Londoners would earn £25 a month if TfL did the same’ – MyLondon (Oct 22)

Sidmouth: Cycle path gates to be removed | Local News | News | Sidmouth Nub News (Oct 22)

Prescribing cycling and walking – Vision Group for Sidmouth (Aug 22)

Cycling, the cost of living crisis and climate change – Vision Group for Sidmouth (June 22)

Exeter not doing very well on transport… – Vision Group for Sidmouth (June 22)

How the e-bike can help decarbonise transport – Vision Group for Sidmouth (Feb 22)

Here are some documents:

The minutes of a meeting of Ottery St Mary Town Council, at which Jo Elliott gave a presentation about the Otter Trail: OSMTC Draft Minutes 3rd October 2022.pdf


Other key information:

You can find the Cycling Archive here with articles and issues from 2008 to last year.

The 2018 County Council report is available here: Sidmouth and East Devon cycle network study > now available

Read about Sid Valley Links set up in 2017, together with the Otter Trail.

We are working with the ‘Otter Trail shared use path’ initiative – set up in 2013.

The VGS has been involved in the bigger picture since its inception in 2005: Traffic and Transport – Vision Group for Sidmouth

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