Update and newsletter announcement – 4th April

In this message

  • Newsletter 131 ready
  • Reach Ride
  • Monthly Meetings
  • Camcycle cycling manifesto workshop
  • Camcycle social
  • Consultations we are working on
  • Help us campaign

Newsletter 131

The April/May Camcycle newsletter, number 131, 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 

Newsletter 131

  • Reach Ride 2017
  • Air pollution, and 'Is Cambridge Air Killing You?' seminar
  • Bollards survey
  • Mayoral commitments
  • Stall bike refresh
  • NatHistCam city survey
  • Rural cycling routes in Holland
  • Light painting
  • Fix your own bike
  • City bikes in Shenzen
  • #thisgirlcan, and Me and my cycling journey



Reach Ride – 1 May

Our annual ride to the Reach fair on the early May bank holiday Monday starts from outside the Guildhall at 10am. More details on the Reach Ride page of our website.

If you could help to distribute Reach ride leaflets and posters to local businesses, community centres and workplaces or if you would like to help out on the day as a marshal please email contact@camcycle.org.uk or reply on Cyclescape 2718.


Monthly meetings

The next monthly meeting on Tuesday 4 April will be hustings for the May county council elections, with the opportunity to ask representatives from each party about their plans for cycling in the Cambridge area. Cyclescape 3058. 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 2 May – the day after the Reach ride, including guest speaker Erik Tetteroo from the Dutch Cycling Embassy (confirmed after the newsletter had gone to print). Cyclescape 3106


Camcycle cycling manifesto workshop – 8 April

Saturday 8 April, 10.30 am, Science Park area. Please email contact@camcycle.org.uk to register your interest in attending.

We are working on our manifesto/vision for cycling in Cambridge. This will guide our campaigning efforts and help to communicate what Camcycle stands for. Cyclescape 316


Camcycle social – 10 April

Monday 10 April from 6.30 pm, Salisbury Arms, Tenison Road. Cyclescape 802

Celebrate our campaigning work and get to know other members. Bring a friend – It's 2-for-1 pizzas!



Consultations we are working on

Don't forget these consultations:

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 or Sawston & Whittlesford areas.