The Bournemouth Active Travel Forum meets quarterly at Bournemouth Town Hall to discuss and promote Active Travel and cycling in Bournemouth and the local area. Some of the members formed the Forum in the 1990’s in order to supply evidence of user experience to Council staff tasked with promoting cycling.

The forum is independent of the Council and apolitical, is attended by local Councillor’s and Council Officers with highway responsibilities, representatives from local cycle groups, the Police and members of the public interested in Active Travel – the group is open to all.

The Forum meetings are open to all and we welcome new attendees.

Please join us at BCP Town Hall, Bourne Ave, Bournemouth, BH2 6DY

The next meeting is Tuesday 04 June 2019 at 18:00-20:00 in the Willow Room, BCP Town Hall.

Please join us at BCP Town Hall, Bourne Ave, Bournemouth, BH2 6DY

Bournemouth is a great place for fun on two wheels, check out the local cycle facilities here


Whether it’s ambling along taking in the beautiful scenery, a sunset cycle along the promenade or an off-road inland adventure – Bournemouth is a brilliant place for fun on two wheels.

Do you love rough and exhilarating downhill rides? Or speed-racing on roads with the pals? Or simply enjoying flat and safe cycling with the family and maybe teach your youngest how to ride? Bournemouth has all the options for every age and ability.

From scenic flats to strenuous hill rides, Bournemouth and the surrounding areas are a magnet for cyclists. There are also several bike hire options if you haven’t got your own, making life easy. Bike hire and cycling is great for groups and can easily be catered for if organised in advance.

Bournemouth Promenade
Bournemouth beach has a great promenade for cycling which stretches from Hengistbury Head in the east, to Sandbanks in the west. Although it’s not permitted to cycle on the prom between 10am and 6pm in July and August due to the high amount of holidaying visitiors, you can ride between the Piers on the road at all times throughout the year, which still makes it a great way to get around our wonderful coastline.

For more information view the Bournemouth cycling map: