Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) - MVDC are at long last proceeding with this. Latest info at: https://news.molevalley.gov.uk/2023/09/27/local-cycling-and-walking-infrastructure-project-funding-approved/
Whilst Bike Week 2023 focussed primarily on Workplace cycling, this did not stop our Chair, John Arnold, and others helping the Surrey Hills AONB sign the “Puttenham Loop” route which was formally launched during Bike Week (more in the press release here).
The Forum supports 20mph speed limits in built-up areas, as studies suggest that 20mph streets encourage more people to walk and cycle. For more information see this Sustrans article and the 20's Plenty Campaign
Mole Valley District Council has approved for the Ranmore BMX/MTB trail to be taken over and run by a group of volunteers. If you feel you can help please contact us and we will put you in touch with them.
Thinking about getting an electric bike? Here are a couple of links that might be of use: https://www.cyclinguk.org/article/guide-electric-bikes and https://www.atob.org.uk/electric-bicycle-zone/
Want to start or get back back into cycling? Sustrans have a handy guide on Cycling for Beginners.
The Mole Valley Cycling Forum comprises a cross-section of Mole Valley residents linked by a desire to facilitate the use of bikes for recreation and as a means of transport.
Our aim is to encourage cycling in Mole Valley
- as a key component of an integrated transport system,
- as a highly sustainable transport mode and
- as a healthy and fun activity for all the family
We are supported by councillors from Mole Valley District Council (unfortunately Surrey County Council no longer has a Cycling Officer) and meet with them to discuss issues concerning cyclists and pedestrians in the area. We currently have a formal meeting around every 2-3 months, and aim to alternate between locations in Dorking and Leatherhead, depending upon availability. More details are provided below.
Use our site to find out about what we are doing and how you may help us, to find some cycle routes off the beaten track and to let us know about danger points or other problems in your local area. The Mole Valley Cycling Forum exists to help you make cycling a safer and more enjoyable activity in Mole Valley.
If you live or work in or near Mole Valley and have an active interest in cycling and cycling issues then why not come and join us?
We need more voices on the Forum to ensure that priority is given to improving facilities for cyclists in Mole Valley.
We discuss cycling issues and develop ideas for improving cycling facilities in the district.
Our next formal meeting will be on Thursday 8th February 2024 at 7.00pm in the MVDC Offices, Pippbrook, Dorking.
Between now and then we will be having an informal meeting at The Stepping Stones, Westhumble from 7.00pm on Thursday 11th January 2024.
You can read the minutes of our last meeting on 16th November here.
For reference purposes, minutes of previous meetings are available here