Cycle Carlisle was founded in September 1992, and is a lobbying group for everyone who cycles (or wishes to cycle) in the Carlisle District. We have a voice with the City and County Councils, which has helped the development of cycle routes and facilities in and around Carlisle.
Our vision is to:
Make cycling in Carlisle, safe, convenient and popular.
Encourage more people to cycle.
Transform Carlisle into a cycle-friendly city with a network of off road routes, and safe roads.
Cycle Carlisle also organises events that promote cycling throughout the city. We hold an annual mass bike ride and mini cycle festival in the centre of Carlisle. There are also regular rides organized by members as well as various campaigns, meetings and film screenings.
One long running campaign was the saga of parking at the railway station. Cycle racks were removed from the station in late 2005 (we were told due to lack of CCTV coverage), and were not reinstated until 1st June 2011. The persistence of Cycle Carlisle was instrumental in achieving this, as it did not immediately follow the introduction of CCTV to the station.