Weekly update – 2nd December

In this week's update:

  • Newsletter 129 ready
  • Annual General Meeting, Tuesday 6 December
  • Seasonal Social, Monday 19 December
  • Camcycle greeting cards
  • 'Big Give' Christmas Challenge extended
  • Can you spare an hour or two for the Mill Road Winter Fair?
  • Consultations we are working on

Newsletter 129

The December/January Camcycle newsletter, number 129, is ready.

A paper copy is on its way to you (if you don't need a paper copy and can read the newsletter on the web, please let us know).

Topics include

  • Greenways plan for everyone
  • Cycling for all
  • ‘Rebooting the City Deal’ meeting
  • Melbourn-Frog End cycleway sod cutting
  • ‘We are Cycling UK’ workshop
  • City Deal Board urges cyclists to ‘please love us’
  • Camcycle support for new students
  • Homebase lends cargo bike to customers 
  • Riding to the rescue
  • Confusion over new infrastructure
  • Brooklands Avenue chaos
  • Camcycle is looking a little different these days
  • Spread the word with Camcycle
  • Infographic: Who cycles to work or school?


Annual General Meeting, Tuesday 6 December

Join us at the Friends' Meeting House with refreshments and a chance to chat and buy our newly launched greeting cards from 7:15 and the formal meeting starting at 8pm. This year's speaker is Brian Deegan from Transport for London. More details can be found on our AGM blog post.

The following monthly meeting will be on Tuesday 3 January when we intend to have a workshop meeting on Camcycle structure. Join us at the Friends' Meeting House on Jesus Lane from 7:30 for an 8pm start.

Seasonal Social, Monday 19 December

Come along and join us for the annual seasonal social. This year we are holding it in Thirsty Cambridge (46 Chesterton Road), an independently owned wine bar and event venue (with local wine deliveries made by bike). More details on our Seasonal social blog post


Camcycle Greeting Card collection


We are very pleased to launch our first cycling greeting card collection

The collection is the result of a collaboration with local Cambridge artists who created images that represent the fun and diverse cycling culture in Cambridge. You can read more about the artists in the latest newsletter.

The high-quality cards with envelopes will be available for sale at our stall at the Mill Road Winter Fair and at our AGM next Tuesday. We also hope to have the cards stocked by local retailers and at the Bike Depot as well as being available for purchase online from our website.

The launch price for the cards is £2 each or £7 for a multipack of four. The funds raised from the sale of the cards will be used to support our campaigning and advocacy activities.


Double your donation – Christmas Challenge extended

You can still donate to Camcycle on theBigGive.org.uk until noon on 6 December.

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.

Our key supporters have pledged £2,100 to double donations made during the Christmas Challenge period and there are still some match funds remaining. Funds raised through the Challenge will be used to support our City Deal campaigning in 2017.

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 to all of our members and supporters now and throughout the year for helping us to campaign for more, better and safer cycling in and around Cambridge.

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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


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:

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


New mailing address

We have changed our mailing address. Please ensure you update your records and address books. The new address is:

Camcycle, Bike Depot, 140 Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0DL


Help us campaign

We are trying to make it easier for people to volunteer for the campaign. Please subscribe to our Volunteering thread on Cyclescape to be notified of quick, one-off volunteering jobs, or send an email to contact@camcycle.org.uk to discuss volunteering opportunities.