Dundee Cycling

Working to make cycling an everyday experience in Dundee



Welcome to Dundee Cycling

Hello! We aim to promote cycling as an everyday activity in Dundee. We are open to anyone who cycles regularly, cycles occasionally or would like to start cycling. Watch this page for events and issues. Also, follow our Facebook and Twitter for the very latest information, including cycling-related posts from further afield that have caught our attention.

We are mainly thinking about cycling as transport for work and leisure. Anyone who has been to the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, or even some cities in the UK will know that cycling works great as basic transport - it is quick, cheap and good for you. Dundee is a compact city and reasonably dry and sunny (for Scotland!) so it is an ideal place to join this 21st century revolution. There is a lot of work to do to catch up with the best cycling cities. The Netherlands started in the 1970s and Copenhagen in the 1990s. If we learn from their experiences we can catch up. It means changing the roads and changing minds.

So that is why we are here - to help Dundee join this healthy, practical, enjoyable trend. Which is not to say we will ignore our more-sporty friends - we are all part of the big cycling picture that is the future for communities throughout the world.

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Dundee Cycling Forum aims to make cycling "normal" in Dundee. We are therefore mainly focussed on utility cycling (commuting, shopping, trips to the park, etc), but we are friends with sports, touring, and MTB cyclists too. What would get us there? All kinds of things: improve the sense of safety through better, joined-up cycle paths; hold events that make cyclists more visible; hold developers and the council to best practices for cycling provision in new developments; and more.

We have had some successes, such as persuading the council to be more ambitious with their Space for People plans, and some failures (so far!), such as pursuading the Tay Bridge Board to see anything beyond the bonnet of a car. So there is a lot to encourage us, and plenty more to do.

We can't meet up in person at the moment, but we are very active in our Slack Workspace. Your input on ongoing and new topics will be welcomed.

Our voice will be louder the more members we have. Membership is currently free (no plans to change that). You can get involved as much or as little as you wish. Sound good? Then go to our new joining page and get started!

In case you are wondering, if you are already on the members' mailing list, then you are already a member - no need to join again.