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Cycling England

Cycling England was the Department for Transport's delivery body for cycling between 2005 and 2011. Their mission was to get more people cycling, more safely, more often. They delivered a variety of exciting cycling projects, including:

  • Bikeability: teaching children to cycle safely and responsibly
  • Cycling City & Towns: demonstration cycling investment programmes
  • Finding New Solutions: introducing cycling to new audiences

Sadly Cycling England was disbanded by the DfT in March 2011. However, its legacy continues in schools, workplaces, towns and cities across England.

Cycling England always sought to share its knowledge and best practice - to inspire and facilitate other organisations promoting cycling. Although its website, with the host of documents it held, is no longer live you can still find inspiration and guidance from Cycling England at:

Cycling Demonstration Town Interim Results

Results from the first three years of Cycling England's Cycling Demonstration Towns programme showed that it had been a major success. All six towns achieved their aim of getting more people cycling, more safely, more often and this meant that, for the first time in the UK outside London, the national trend of a gradual decline in cycling levels had been reversed.

Click here to view all the evidence from the first three years of the Cycling Demonstration Towns programme, as well as the most recent information from the Cycling Cities & Towns programme.

Making a Cycling Town

Making a Cycling Town is the report compiling practitioners' experiences from the Cycling Demonstration Towns programme.

Download Making a Cycling Town.