If you want to support TACC just join us! Every new supporter helps to give us credibility with local politicians and adds weight to our case when negotiating for better cycling facilities.
The benefits of cycling are simple but clear:
Better – for the environment and the Garden Town of Taunton and surrounding area
Quicker – door to door and no need to find a parking space
Fitter – feel fitter and healthier
The benefits of becoming a supporter include: a monthly email newsletter, monthly meetings and the opportunity to have your say on cycling matters.
To join fill in the contact form and tick the box for the question about joining or click on the orange sign up for our newsletter above. Please also tell us which part of the Taunton area you live in.
Who runs TACC?
We are all volunteers.The campaign is currently run by a core group of 19 members who decide what actions the group takes and what events we run. Some members are in one of the two TACC sub-groups which meet every month.
The infrastructure group work on design standards, planning applications and our plans for the cycle network. Members of that group now meet County Council officers every two months to discuss cycle schemes and funding. The communications group work on promoting TACC including e-communication, membership, our website, press releases and events. New members are always welcome to join either of these sub-groups.
How can I get involved?
If you are willing to get involved, then we can have a real impact on cycling conditions in the Taunton Area and improve the local environment.
We always need more people to help prepare responses to Council planning applications, send emails, produce our on line newsletter and research local cycling issues or simply turn up to one of our events. Come along to a monthly meeting and meet us.
We have a regular meeting on the fourth Wednesday of the month 7.30pm. It takes place in the upstairs room at the Crown and Sceptre pub, Station Road (opposite Ralph Colman bike shop). The meeting usually involves discussion of current campaigns or other topical local cycling issues. All supporters and others interested in cycling issues including local councillors are welcome to attend our meetings.
By getting more people out of their cars and onto bikes the result is less congestion, less pollution and noise, and increased business for local retailers.