As the number and speed of vehicles on the roads rose with the expansion of vehicular traffic from the late 70s onwards, cycle campaign groups began to be formed. At the time this was encouraged by the Friends of Earth movement and was supported by the Bicycle Association. People going about their everyday activities on their bikes began to feel the pressure for road space and the effects of new road layouts that just didn’t consider their needs.
As the numbers of local groups grew, it was recognized that a national co-ordinating body would ensure that they were a united and stronger voice.
The Cycle Campaign Network was founded to exchange information and help expand the cycle campaigning network. By 2008 the organisation had developed into Cyclenation.
This new name, look and feel were chosen to give our work in cycle campaigning a higher profile, along with a clearer set of aims and objectives.