Yate by Bike
'Cycling around Yate' Leaflet
The Joint Parishes Cycleway Committee has worked together on the production of a map and leaflet entitled ‘Cycling Around Yate’ [download here] which details cycle routes and facilities in and around Yate.
New Cycle Route Planned
As part of the Cycling City Initiative, a new Yate ‘spur’ is planned which will link Yate to Emersons Green. The Yate and Mangotsfield Greenway route for cyclists and pedestrians is one of the key routes in the Cycling City project. It will link Yate and surrounding villages and towns like Chipping Sodbury and Westerleigh to Bristol and Bath and Emersons Green.
The route will follow the route of the historic railway though some areas that are currently inaccessible or overgrown and will allow residents and visitors the chance to experience nature that is right on their doorstep but currently impossible to reach.
Joint Parishes Cycleway Committee
The Joint Parishes Cycleway Committee works with South Gloucestershire Council to improve facilities for cyclists within the local area.
The group is comprised of representatives from Yate Town Council, neighbouring parish and town councils and representatives from the Cyclists Tourist Club and meets approximately four times a year to discuss cycling issues.
Other Cycling Leaflets Available
If you are interested in cycling further a field then there are other cycling leaflets available on the Better by Bike website covering Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.
The 'Time Travel' Leaflet
Another leaflet jointly produced was the ‘Time Travel’ leaflet which contains information on two 20 mile circular rides centred around Yate. It invites the cyclist to pedal back in time through the historic countryside of the Frome Vale. This leaflet is not available online but can be ordered through the Cycling section of the South Gloucestershire website, where you can also find further information about cycling in the area.
Ordering Cycling Leaflets
Printed leaflets can be ordered online at http://www.southglos.gov.uk. Copies are also held at some local cycle shops, Tourist Information Centre and the Yate Town Council office.
Free Cycle Stands
South Gloucestershire Council supports the ‘Take a Stand’ scheme which supplies secure cycle parking stands to small businesses, voluntary organisations and charities. For further information visit the Free Cycle Stands section of the South Gloucestershire website.