Category: Events

Foxglove Trail Celebration Ride

Cyclists of all ages celebrated the anniversary of the Foxglove Trail on Saturday 5 October 2019More than thirty cyclists of all ages met at the bandstand in Vivary Park to celebrate the anniversary of the Foxglove Trail on Saturday 5 October 2019.
The group made its way around the 11 miles of the trail circling Taunton town centre on a mixture of shared paths and dedicated cycle trails, and found time to get to know each other.
Thanks to the ride leaders who helped a varied and large group stay safe and cause as little disruption to other trail users as possible.

Want the confidence to cycle? Help is on hand

Want the confidence to cycle?There are many people out there who would like to cycle but don’t feel confident to use the road and in their own skills. To help with this, free one to one cycling confidence sessions are available until 27 July 2019. The sessions typical take an hour and are provided by a qualified cycle instructor. They are tailored to the needs of the person taking part.

In Bristol, thousands of people have done these sessions and many now cycle to work, to shops or for other purposes. One person taking part said “I am now fully committed to cycling to work and I have enjoyed every minute so far. Thank you all!”.

Local instructor Nick Warner said “Taunton is a compact town and for many the town centre and work are only a couple of miles away, a perfect cycling distance. The cycling sessions build confidence and road awareness to make local journeys by bike”.

If you would like to take advantage of this, fill out our contact form and we will be able to arrange a time to suit. We advise you to book by 10 July 2019.

The project is being funded by ‘Big Bike Revival’, which is all about overcoming those little barriers and to help people feel more confident about cycling. Information at www.cyclinguk.org/bigbikerevival. This local project is being organised by Taunton Area Cycling Campaign.

Boost your health, save money, cut your carbon footprint and have fun!

Wear something blue – thanks for the great turn out

On 29 September we launched the ‘Turn the Network Blue’ campaign – calling on the local authorities to support a bid for £10m so that the cycling network can be transformed in the Taunton area. This is just what our Garden Town needs.

The response to our call to wear something blue was fantastic. Thank you to everyone who came along. It was a strong demonstration of support for better cycling in the Taunton area. We made statements at Taunton Deane BC and Somerset CC on 2 October.

Thanks to people who have contacted us since the event. We really welcome people to become involved in our campaigns.

More photos here >

Bike Week in Taunton: our events

Campaign Bike Week information stall

Saturday 9 June @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Free – outside Monsoon, Taunton Town Centre 

Campaign stall providing cycling information and advice for local residents, including Bike Week events in Taunton. Free distribution to local residents of the new Foxglove Trail leaflet produced by Taunton Area Cycling Campaign (funded by Taunton Deane BC Unparished Fund). Promotion of our proposals for the development of the future Taunton area cycle network.

Rotary 50/50 Ride is coming on 6 May

TACC is having a stall at the Rotary Charity cycle ride this year. The date for this major fundraising Cycle Ride is set for Sunday 6 May 2018.

TACC is having a stall at the Rotary Charity cycle ride this year. The date for this major fundraising Cycle Ride is set for Sunday 6 May 2018.
This year the  regular 50/50 is a fundraising event for Taunton Communication Hub sponsored by the Rotary Club of Taunton looking to develop a new Community Hub in the heart of Taunton. The aim is to provide a web and social media platform for all, a Community Corp to provide an effective registration and management system of volunteers and a new open door community facility.
You can donate 50% of your sponsor money to a charity of your choice.

Options include a family friendly 4 mile walk from Richard Huish College to Cotlake Hill and back and 10 mile (16km) 15 mile (24km) 21 mile (34km) and 46 mile (74km) cycle rides. The routes are at Rotary’s website (pdf with map).
Sign up on the website using the 50/50 entry form or contact Jacky Ford on 01823 277057 or ford-jacky@sky.com