Welcome to Harrogate District Cycle Action, keeping cyclists moving in Harrogate District.
Harrogate District Cycle Action is an Association dedicated to encouraging cycling as a healthy, safe and enjoyable activity for all ages, and as a mode of transport.
Our key objective is to campaign for a network of safe cycleways in Harrogate District. We’re committed to engaging with local people on priorities for improvements to the existing cycle network and on new routes, as set out in our manifesto.
Read more about Harrogate District Cycle Action.
To make the case for better cycle routes in Harrogate District, we need you! We believe that the best ideas will come from the community; and they are much more likely to happen if they have strong local backing. Become a supporter and you’ll:
- receive quarterly newsletters
- get log in details for this website, to put forward your ideas for new or improved cycle routes in Harrogate and Knaresborough, and comment on news posts
- be invited to the rides and talks we plan to organise
Sign up using the form at the top of the right hand sidebar on this page, or find out more about becoming a supporter.
Signing up as a Supporter is for people who support our goals, not for opponents of active travel.
Our latest Newsletter came out on 1st November 2021. Read it here.
A modal filter has been put in place on Beech Grove for an 18-month trial, with a view to it being made permanent. It creates a great bike route into town, as well as providing a safe space for scooting and walking, and transforming the street for residents and people enjoying the Stray.
Read more about Beech Grove LTN.
New Cycle Infrastructure Design guidance has been published as LTN 1/20. It is a truly excellent document, bringing together best practice from the UK and around the world. If – if – it is followed, it will result in superb cycle infrastructure.
Read HDCA’s (long) summary of Cycle Infrastructure Design, and find a link to the full document.
We’ve set out some of our priorities for new routes and improvments to existing routes. They will evolve over time as some projects are completed, and others identified.
Please read the priorities, and if you think we’ve overlooked an important improvement, let us know.
Read about priorities.
This is a key focus of the website, where we are looking to gather views on routes from the local people who use them. It’s a chance to share your local knowledge and help improve the cycle network for everyone.
We’ve divided the District by wards, and each ward has (or will have) its own page, with a brief description of the main cycle routes, and an invitation to make your comments.
We’ve set up a forum so supporters can ask or answer questions, and discuss topics. The more discussions, the better!
Go to the forum.