There are millions of good reasons why people in Harrogate District should be able to make short, local journeys by bike. For it to be a genuine option, we need a complete network of cycle routes that are clearly safe and convenient.

Harrogate District Cycle Action has been making the case for quality cycle routes for a number of years, but a few volunteers can only have a limited impact.

We believe that to make a difference, there has to be a genuine community-backed movement. That means “crowd-sourcing” ideas, and being able to rely on many voices to make our case to the local authorities.

There is lots of support out there, but there needs to be a focus – an effective way to ask for better cycle routes. That’s what we hope to achieve by asking as many people as possible to become supporters.

Supporters should be adults; we welcome support and ideas from younger people, but please ask your parents to sign up on your behalf and add your ideas and comments through them.

Signing up as a Supporter is for people who support our goals and objectives, not for those who oppose active travel improvements.

What happens once I’ve signed up?

Once you’ve submitted the form to sign up:

  • you’ll immediately receive an email from Harrogate District Cycle Action asking you to ‘Please Confirm Subscription’ to our mailing list. (If it doesn’t appear in your inbox, please check your junk folder)
  • within 48h, we’ll generate log in details so you can use this website. You’ll get an email from WordPress asking you to set your password. (Again, please check your junk folder if it doesn’t appear in your inbox)

Then you’re all set! You’ll receive our quarterly newsletters by email, and with your WordPress log in details, you can comment on the website – for example, on news posts, or by contributing your ideas for route improvements to the local area pages. You can also use the forum to ask or answer questions, or start a discussion.

You’ll be invited to any events we hold – talks and rides. At the time of writing, this is still under discussion.

How can I get more involved?

If you have specific ideas about how to improve one of your local routes, if wish to make more general points about the cycle network, or if you’d like to help or get involved in another way, please contact us. We’ll invite you to write a post, or suggest other ways you can make your case.