Weekly update – 25th November

This week we hosted a number of meetings in our office showing that the new space is already making a difference to the way we work. We also dealt with numerous queries from local and national news outlets about the 'ghost roundabout' on Tenison Road. It has been difficult to stop the misrepresentation of our views on this scheme from going 'viral'. (See more below)

If you are (or are not) enjoying the Black Friday sales, please spare some change for Giving Tuesday on 29 November. You can have your donation to Camcycle doubled by our key supporters through the Big Give Christmas Challenge. We work hard, but it also takes resources to get the job done.

In our update this week:

  • Photo of the week
  • Double your donation to Camcycle
  • Misrepresentation of our views on Tenison Road
  • Can you spare an hour or two for the Mill Road Winter Fair?
  • #CamRideHome Christmas lights special
  • Our submission to the Women and Equalities Committee inquiry
  • Consultations we are working on
  • Don't forget these consultations
  • Nominations for trustees now closed
  • How you can help us
  • Events
  • In the news


Photo of the weekNo cycling to the cycleway

Yesterday, Camcycle Vice-chair, Hester Wells and I enjoyed cycling to the Science Park for lunch. We stopped to express our disappointment at the 'No Cycling' sign at the entrance of the path leading to the Busway Cycleway. Wouldn't it be better to install safe and convenient access for Science Park employees?

If you would like to share a photo that showcases the cycling culture in Cambridge then please email to us.


Double your donation to Camcycle

Donate to Camcycle on theBigGive.org.uk from noon on #GivingTuesday 29 November and your donation will be doubled!

We are taking part in the Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest online match-funding campaign which helps UK-registered charities raise funds for their cause.

We will be raising funds for our City Deal campaigning and aim to raise more than £4,000. Online donations will kindly be doubled by our key supporters.

We will only be able to double donations while our match funds last, so please make sure you donate as soon after noon on Tuesday 29 November as possible.

For more information on how to donate during the Challenge, please see the Big Give help or contact us at contact@camcycle.org.uk.

Thank you in advance for your support.

*Note please do not donate before 12pm on the 29th as your donation will not be doubled. You can also claim Gift Aid on your donation.


Misrepresentation of our views on Tenison Road

We would like to make it very clear that we did not support the designs that led to the new layout on Tenison Road.

We believe that we have been misrepresented by the County Council in their statement to the BBC and we wish for this misleading statement to be publicly corrected. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-38063742)

Read the rest of our statement on our blog. 


Can you spare an hour or two for the Mill Road Winter Fair?

We have filled nearly all our 'shifts' for the Mill Road stall bike, but it would be great to see some new faces as well. Please email if you can spare some time. See Cyclescape 2733


#CamRideHome Christmas lights special

Meet at the Mill Pub (Mill Lane) at 6pm for a fun, relaxed, social ride. This month there will be a special route to tour the Christmas lights around Cambridge. Find out more by following #CamRideHome on Twitter. If you're not on Twitter, don't worry, just meet us there.


Our submission to the Women and Equalities Committee Disability and the built environment inquiry published

Thanks to Hester Wells for writing our response. You can see the published list online or read more on our blog.


Consultations we are working on

We've been given an early look at the designs for two more residential and commercial buildings for the CB1 Station development prior to planning application stage. We are assessing the designs for cycle parking quality, accessibility, the potential for future expansion of Cyclepoint parking and implications for the Chisholm Trail. See Cyclescape 2838


Don't forget these consultations

Cycle parking 61 Norfolk Street. Closes 25 November Cyclescape 2821

Cycle parking 48 New Square CB1 1EZ. Closes 30 November Cyclescape 2822

Ridgeons Site on Cromwell Road. Closes 6 December Cyclescape 2819

Refurbishment of corner Mill Road and Cavendish Road. Closes 12 December Please respond to the Council survey online. Cyclescape 2818

Ida Darwin Site: Cyclescape 857

Cycle access at Addenbrookes (Red Cross Lane): Cyclescape 420


Nominations for trustees now closed

Thank you to all who put forward a nomination for the Board of Trustees. We have a number of new names this year and you can learn more about the candidates on our website.

Don't forget our AGM with guest speaker Brian Deegan from Transport for London. 6 December, 7.15pm for 8pm start, Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane.

Find out more on our blog.



We're looking for volunteers to help with the following activities. Please get in touch to find out more.

  • Help us with our stall bike event at the Mill Road Winter Fair. If you are attending the fair why not help out for an hour or so at our stall? It is a positive day where you get to speak with others who are passionate about cycling. Reply to this email or on Cyclescape 2733.
  • Newsletter Layout. Work with our fantastic editing team to maintain our high-quality publication.
  • Join the planning team for the 2017 Reach Ride event. Cyclescape 2718


Upcoming events

See our campaign diary online.

25 November: Cam Ride Home – Christmas lights special. Follow #camridehome on Twitter for more details. 

29 November noon: The Big Give Christmas ChallengeDonate to Camcycle with the Christmas Challenge and have your donation doubled!

6 December: Annual General MeetingWith guest speaker Brian Deegan from Transport for London speaking about 'Going Dutch in London'

19 December: Seasonal Socialfrom 6.30pm at Thirsty Cambridge (46 Chesterton Road)


In the News

Don't forget to read Robin Heydon's latest cycling column in the Cambridge News. Unfortunately, recent changes to Cambridge News' approach and website design have made it difficult to distinguish Robin's column from some of the less positive coverage about cycling. Hopefully, you can find his latest article here: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/all-about/cycling


Using Cyclescape

If you are having issues accessing the Cyclescape discussions please see the guidance here. Existing Camcycle members will need to register for Cyclescape the first time they use it.