Weekly update – 6th February

In this week's update:

  • Newsletter 130 ready
  • Monthly Meetings
  • Join us for the e-Luminate Festival
  • Election Surveys – we need your questions!
  • Reach Ride 2017
  • Consultations we are working on
  • Help us campaign

Newsletter 130

The February/March Camcycle newsletter, number 130, 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 updates on current campaigns and recent/upcoming events, and also 

  • Central stimuli can determine peripheral perception
  • Will Milton Road set the standard?
  • One million cycles
  • Annual General Meeting report
  • Is BikeAbility useful?
  • Cycling through five countries on Earth Day
  • How to signal to the driver behind
  • Business cycling mileage
  • Me and my cycling journey
  • Cycling and air pollution
  • Infographic: Effect of cycling infrastructure 


Monthly meetings

The next monthly meeting on Tuesday 7 February will be following up on the January meeting with a workshop on our Campaigning priorities and our values as a campaigning organisation. Join us at the Friends' Meeting House on Jesus Lane from 7:30 for an 8pm start.

The following monthly meeting will be on Tuesday 7 March.


Join us for the e-Luminate Festival

Friday 10 February, 6.30pm, Market Square.

Camcycle will be participating in a bicycle parade for the e-Luminate Festival 'Switch On' and we invite our members to join us. There will also be special bikes with light displays and Camsight tandem riders will lead the parade. You will need to bring your own bike decorated with fairy lights etc. Please send an email to contact@camcycle.org.uk if you would like to be involved and meet us in front of the Guildhall at 6.30pm.


Election Surveys – we need your questions!

What questions would you like to ask County Council candidates (Cyclescape 2986) and Mayoral candidates Cyclescape 2987?


Reach Ride 2017

The date for this is May 1st.  Can you spare some time to help prepare for this? The next planning meeting is on February 22nd at 10.00am. See Cyclescape 2718


Consultations we are working on

The City and County Councils are consulting on a proposal to provide solar stud lighting from Lammas Land car park, through Coe Fen, to Trumpington Road on the busy Public Right of Way. The lights are intended to improve safety and usability of the route during the hours of darkness. It is intended that 100 solar studs will be installed on alternate sides, 8 to 12 metres apart along the 0.9km route.  You can respond to the consultation online (until 24 February) and join the discussion on Cyclescape 2993

Don't forget these consultations:

Bollard bothers: We are building a list of uneccesary and unsafe vertical obstructions Cyclescape 2961.

Street cycle parking: Where should we have more on-street cycle parking? Cyclescape 2876

Naming names: Getting cycleways named and officially recognised Cyclescape 2891

Great Northern Road Junction: How would you improve this junction? Cyclescape 2918.



Help us campaign

We are trying to make it easier for people to volunteer for the campaign. Please subscribe to our Cyclescape Volunteering thread 2053 to be notified of quick, one-off volunteering jobs, or send an email to contact@camcycle.org.uk to discuss volunteering opportunities.

We need a new volunteer to help with our Newsletter layout. You will be supported by our great Newsletter editorial team and have an existing template to follow. Ideally we would like a regular commitment of every second or third newsletter (that's two or three editions a year) but even one-off help will be welcome. You will need your own computer and design software (InDesign, Serif etc.) and sufficient skills to use it.

Volunteers to help deliver newsletters would be welcome too, especially for any of Madingley Road, Ditton Fields, Cottenham, Girton, Coton or Sawston & Whittlesford areas.