About us

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

We post the Agenda for upcoming meetings in the news section. Please email us if you would like to raise an item for he next meeting.

The Forum meetings are often attended by officers and members of the public from the surrounding areas – eg. Poole, Christchurch, New Forest, Purbecks.

Jason Falconer

Orienteering coaching, cartography, teacher training, Head Coach at Wessex Orienteering Club. Cycling coaching level 2 BC, Track, Trail/ Tech MTB leader, Bikeability, Safer Urban Driving Instructor, E-bike Instructor. Chairman of BH Active Travel Forum (March 2018)

Angela Pooley

Angela Pooley helped create the Forum and has been Secretary for several years.  She is passionate about encouraging cycling and reducing car use both from an environmental and health perspective.

Marc Lohez

Relative newcomer Marc has led the BHAT media, marketing and social in 2020. Creative Lead at Tandem Agency Bournemouth. Avid cyclist. Team rider for ICE Trikes UK. Velomobile enthusiast. Involved in Scouting.