Right to Ride

Campaigning in Calderdale and beyond


Right to Ride Update – January 2016

For those of you with an interest  I am posting the Right to Ride report presented to the January meeting of the Calderdale CTC Committee. The report has references to the Government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, Cycleproofing, and the City Connect scheme (“towpath project”) in Calderdale. A number of […]


West Yorkshire Single Transport Plan 2016-2036

West Yorkshire Combined Authority have today (26 March 2015) launched a consultation as part of the development of what is called the Single Transport Plan, aimed at setting out a clear long-term vision for transport in West Yorkshire. Despite recent developments like the West Yorkshire Cycling Strategy “More People Cycling […]


Bikes on Trains – Update – March 2015

Provision for bikes on trains in our area is not good. Although there is no charge or requirement to pre-book, there are nominally only two spaces available for bikes on services run by Northern Rail. The train guards may allow more than this, but there is no obligation to do […]


Massive Boost for Cycling Infrastructure in Calderdale

Earlier this year we reported here on the bid that was being made to the Government for funds to support a major scheme of cycling infrastructure in West Yorkshire, following on from the Cycling “Superhighway” between Bradford and Leeds. The earlier article referred to efforts to ensure that the West […]


New Funding Bid for Cycleway Improvements

West Yorkshire Combined Authority, representing the five West Yorkshire Local Authorities (Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield) have made a bid to the Government for funds to carry out a range of measures aimed at increasing the popularity of cycling in our area. At the end of 2014 the Government […]


Pothole Reporting

Potholes are bad news for all road users, particularly cyclists. Since the clocks went back the problem became even worse, because there is less chance of seeing one in the dark. In 2014  the Government announced that every local authority was to be given extra money to fund pothole repairs.  Both Calderdale […]


Cycling Delivery Plan (draft) October 2014

Recognising the importance of promoting cycling highlighted in the “Get Britain Cycling” report in 2013, the Government has committed itself to producing a national plan for cycling that incorporates targets and funding streams. After a number of false dawns, a draft of this plan, provisionally called the “Cycling Delivery Plan” appeared […]


Right to Ride Annual Report

Calderdale CTC AGM 7 November – Right to Ride Annual Report A report from the Right to Ride representative has been included on the agenda for the 2014 Calderdale CTC AGM that takes place on Friday 7 November 2014 at the Oddfellows Rooms, Halifax. The report highlights some of the […]