Update and newsletter announcement – 5th June

Newsletter 132

This is the regular update and newsletter announcement.

  • Newsletter 132 ready
  • Monthly Meetings
  • Short film about making cycling more inclusive
  • Camcycle cycling manifesto workshop
  • Cam Sight's London to Cambridge ride
  • Consultations we are working on
  • Help us campaign

Newsletter 132

The June/July Camcycle newsletter, number 132, 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 


Monthly meetings

At the next monthly meeting on Tuesday 6 June Dr Rachel Aldred, Reader in Transport at Westminster University, will present Cycling Equity in England: new analysis of data from the Active People Survey. This presentation will discuss the new analysis of data (with Dr. Anna Goodman) from England's Active People Survey, looking at participation in both utility and leisure cycling. Which groups are under-represented? Does this under-representation disappear or decrease in English authorities where cycling levels are higher? What approach should we be taking to increase cycling equity? More info on Cyclescape 3107. 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 4 July, revisiting our work on values and presenting our progress so far on our cycling manifesto.


Would you like to appear in a short film about making cycling more inclusive?

Dr. Rachel Aldred is making a short film with charity Wheels for Wellbeing about the benefits of cycling for people of all ages and abilities, and how policy-makers can make cycling more inclusive. She's looking for people who'd be willing to be briefly interviewed for the film, on 6th June around midday in central Cambridge. You might ride a trike, e-bike, hand-cycle, tandem or just plain pedal cycle. Please email r.aldred@westminster.ac.uk for further info if interested.


Camcycle cycling manifesto storyboarding workshop

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

Our next step for the manifesto will be an interactive storyboarding workshop.We will also be looking at some early artwork concepts to guide the look and feel of the final document. If you would like to participate please enter your availability on our Doodle Poll, or if you're not following the Cyclescape thread please email contact@camcycle.org.uk to register your interest in attending so that we can keep you informed of the final date and location (most likely near the Science Park).


Cam Sight's London to Cambridge Bike Ride 2017

A Cam Sight team of clients, volunteers and staff will be taking part in the 2017 London to Cambridge bike ride on Sunday 2 July on a mixture of tandems and regular bikes to raise funds for Cam Sight. You can join them on the ride and/or support them via this fundraising page. Please contact Warren Wilson at Cam Sight on 01223 420033 Ext. 29 or warren@camsight.org.uk if you would like further information.


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 Ditton Fields, Cottenham, Girton, Fen Ditton or Sawston & Whittlesford areas.