We’re still a very new campaign (founded May 2010) so we’re finding our feet still in the world of cycling. What we do largely depends on our members priorities and concerns. So far our activities have consisted of:
- Promoting cycling – attending events like Go Bike in the Park to find out what could encourage people to use their bikes more. In the summer we’re planning to help run some family-friendly easy bike rides to encourage people to get out on their bikes – more on this as plans develop.
- Meeting up – we meet on the first Thursday of the month in various pubs or cafes around the town. This is very informal and a chance to meet like-minded cyclists in the area as much as to plan events and campaigns. See our Events calendar for details of meetings or keep an eye on this site.
- Lobbying the council – so far we’ve asked them to clear and grit pavements and cycle paths during the winter, responded to the local transport strategy and suggested some ways in which Dumfries’s cycle routes could be made more joined up. If there’s anything you’d like to see changed in the area, please let us know via the contact form on our about page, or email us on cyclingdumfries AT gmail DOT com or join our forum and post any issues.
- Informing – hopefully this website will develop into a useful resource for all cyclists in the area, or people who want to cycle more. Already we’re gathering a useful set of local and national cycling links and our calendar lists any bike-related events we hear about in the area. If you follow us on twitter you’ll get a reminder of any upcoming rides and other bike-related news