The Sidmouth Cycling Campaign is a rejuvenation of the Sidmouth Cycling Action Group, which has been a VGS project since 2008.
Loss of supporters meant there was little activity for some years leading up to 2020 – but recently we have welcomed new and enthusiastic members who have helped relaunch the campaign.
About the Campaign
Membership is open and the contribution of all local residents is sought for and appreciated.
The Campaign is led by 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
- Sid Valley Cycling Club, Sidmouth’s group of keen cyclists
- 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 email us: email@example.com
We had 185 responses to our questionnaire and the results are summarised here: Questionnaire Report Mar 2023
The detailed responses can be found in the Appendicies: Appendix 1 Questionnaire Report Mar 2023 Appendix 2 Questionnaire Report Mar 2023 Appendix 3 Questionnaire Report Mar 2023
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
See our regular posts on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sidmouthcyclingcampaign
Some of the stories 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)
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 2022.
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
A priority has to be safety when riding a bike.
Here’s a handy guide for drivers: Share the road: cyclist and pedestrian safety awareness for drivers