Portsmouth Cycle Forum

Portsmouth Cycle Forum

Portsmouth Cycle Forum is a group for anyone who cycles, or wants to cycle, in and around Portsmouth UK.

2020 Vision - A Retrospective View

2020 Vision - A Retrospective View

Is there really anything new to be said about 2020?  A global pandemic irrevocably shaped the year on so many fronts. Cycle campaigning - although not important in the grand scheme of world events was inevitably one of them. For us in the committee of PCF it ended up being a much busier year than any of us expected…..

We had arranged a members’ social evening at the Wave Maiden in early December 2019. The idea was for members to meet the committee, discuss cycling in the city and kick around ideas as to what they would like to see us do over the next year.  We came away with the intention to run more in-person events around actual cycling activity rather than just talking about it.  These included:

And thus, armed with those thoughts we reached the new year…..













I would like to publicly thank all the City Council officers in the Traffic and Transportation departments for their work during the last year.  They started it on alert for a no-deal EU exit in January and have been at full speed reacting to the Covid emergency, changing government priorities and the various implications since last March.

I would also like to thank the members of the PCF committee and additional volunteers for their focussed, quality work involved in reading and commenting on various consultations, guidance and case studies throughout the year in order to continue representing the voice of cyclists throughout the city.

Ian Saunders 

PCF Chair

Jan 2021