Tag: Celebration of Cycling

End road deaths: learning from Helsinki

By Jamie Clarke

More than 100 people from across Oxfordshire gathered on the evening of Tuesday 25 January to kick start a campaign to put an end to cyclist deaths on our roads. This follows the tragic deaths of four young women cycling in Oxford over the past 2 years. Cyclox organised the event to initiate an ambitious plan to eliminate road deaths.

Me and my bike: Patricia Logullo

By Patricia Logullo

I came to Oxford as a University employee in 2018 and fell in love with the city. I am from the biggest, most polluted Brazilian city, São Paulo. There, I needed to go everywhere by car — I was lucky enough to afford one — but I always wanted to walk and cycle more.

Get ‘On Yer Bike’ with the AJ Bell Women’s Tour!

By Vicki Galvin

Oxfordshire is gearing up to host Britain’s longest-running professional women’s cycle race and part of the prestigious UCI Women’s World Tour series.

Would you ride a bike made from bamboo canes?

By Dr Shpend Gerguri

Dr Shpend Gerguri at Oxford Brookes University writes about an innovative and alternative material to traditional framed bikes, following research with Professor James Broughton.

The potential of e-bikes

By Kevin Hickman, Director, Windrush Bike Project

We were surprised to discover that e-bikes have more potential to cut carbon in rural and suburban areas than in towns and cities. Research by the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds found that because public transport is less likely to be an option in rural areas, people can have a transport carbon footprint several times higher than when living in a city.

Overcoming barriers to cycling in Bicester

By Catherine Hickman

“Cycling is freedom” said one Bicester resident visiting BicesterBUG’s Friday Market stall in July. And so it should be, but how freely can people cycle around Bicester and what could be done to make it easier?

JoyRiders Oxford: bike rides by women, for women

By Annette Pattinson

JoyRiders organises free, volunteer-led bike rides by women, for women, that start in the heart of communities around Oxford, as well as rides from Park & Rides that are easier for women travelling in from outside the city to join.

Celebration of Cycling 2021

By Alison Hill

To mark this renaissance in cycling and to help get more people onto their bikes, we are hosting a Celebration of Cycling in Oxford and market towns across the county in September. There will be cycling events throughout the month culminating with the first stage of the Women’s Tour of Britain, which goes through Oxfordshire on 4th October.