Useful links for cyclists

Here’s a selection of websites that you may find of interest:

  • See details of local cycling groups.
  • Active Crewe Travel encourages active travel as a realistic, normal, comfortable choice.
  • Bike Radar has lots of cycling information and a forum.
  • British Cycling is the governing body for cycling in Great Britain – BMX, Cycle Speedway, Cyclo-Cross, Mountain Bike, Road and Track plus information for disabled cyclists. Go Ride is their cycling programme for young people.
  • British Helmet Initiative Trust (BHIT) aims to promote the wearing of bicycle helmets by the under 16 age group on a national scale.
  • Canal & River Trust have details of canals and rivers that provide over 1,500 miles of towpaths around the country, although not all towpaths may be suitable for cycling.
  • CC Cycles refurbishes bikes for resale at affordable prices whilst offering training and development opportunities in its workshop.
  • Congleton Cycling Campaign is a  group of volunteers who would like to see conditions improve for cycling in and around Congleton for workers, shoppers and school children.
  • CTC, the national cycling charity, inspires and helps people to cycle and keep cycling.
  • Cycle2work is Halford’s scheme promoting the national cycle to work initiative.
  • CycleWilmslow is a non-political community organisation campaigning for better cycling provision in Wilmslow, Handforth, Alderley Edge, Styal and Morley.
  • CycleRoutesUK cycle routes for people of all ages and abilities, not just the elite.
  • Cycles Recycled is a Community Interest Company located in Stockport, run as a social enterprise to assist more people to cycle more often through cycle promotion, recycling, cycle maintenance, training and refurbishment.
  • Cyclescheme is a national scheme offering tax-free bikes for cycling to work.
  • Cycle1st is a resource for finding quality cycling related websites – bike shops, manufacturers, product reviews, clubs, mail order, accessories, coaches and trainers, nutrition and fitness, holidays, clothing, books, videos, trails and routes, news and events, insurance and more.
  • Cycling Projects has information on several projects: ‘Bikelinks’ helps Community Groups start cycling projects. ‘Cycle Life Style’ works with young people, Primary Care Trusts and people with disabilities. ‘Wheels for All’ provides cycling opportunities for anyone who isn’t able to manage a two-wheeled bike.
  • Decathlon UK – useful links for cyclists
  • Go Outdoors have a wide range of bicycles and bicycle accessories with stores across Cheshire and the UK
  • Highway Code has the legal requirements for all road users, including cyclists.
  • Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is a registered charity providing information, advice, resources and training, including a leaflet “Sharing the Road Together: Drivers and Cyclists”.
  • South East Cheshire Cycling Action Group is a local group working for cyclists to improve the area covering Sandbach, Middlewich, Alsager, Congleton and Holmes Chapel.
  • Sustrans are the sustainable transport charity, working on practical projects to encourage people to walk, cycle and use public transport in order to reduce motor traffic and its adverse effects.
  • Think! provides road safety information for road users.
  • Useful tips and advice on keeping one’s bicycle safe from theft both at home and in parks and other public spaces.