We continue to develop our cycling strategy through the Northern Rail Cycle Users Forum, which brings together Sustrans, the Sustainable Transport Charity, Cyclists Touring Club, local cycling hubs, Passenger Transport Executives and local authorities.

Cycling Strategy

Northern is strongly committed to promoting cycling. It is a sustainable and healthy form of transport and complements our train services. It is a key part of our integrated transport approach which is supported by our parent companies Serco and Abellio. We continue to develop our cycling strategy through the Northern Rail Cycle Users Forum, which includes Sustrans the Sustainable Transport Charity, Cyclists Touring Club, local cycling hubs, Passenger Transport Executives and local authorities.

(Links to Old Cycling Strategy - 2010)

Northern Rail Cycling Forum

The CYCLE FORUM has been set up by Northern Rail as a part of their innovative CYCLING STRATEGY which was introduced in 2006/7. With a membership over 100 organisations the Forum includes local authority officers, cycling organisations, Passenger Focus, Rail Delivery Group, management staff from Northern Rail, tourism officers and community rail partnerships. Meeting around three times a year the Forum is a vehicle for sharing good practice, exchanging views, engaging in dialogue with Northern Rail and widening horizons.

A Volunteer Secretariat serves the Forum.

Previous Meetings

  • 16 July 2013 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • October 2013 - TBC
  • 19 January 2010 in Preston
  • 6 July 2010 in Leeds
  • 13 October 2010 in Accrington
  • 7 July 2011 in Sheffield
  • 30 November 2011 in Leeds
  • 27 March 2012 in Manchester
  • 11 September 2012 in Bradford
  • 11 December 2012 in Liverpool
  • 6 March 2013 in Leeds

If you would like further information about the Forum, please visit the Northern Rail Cycling Forum website or contact:

  • Les Webb - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Ian Hall - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Simon Geller - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.