Weekly update and newsletter announcement – 30th July

Newsletter 133

This is the regular update and newsletter announcement from Camcycle (Cambridge Cycling Campaign).

In this message

  • Newsletter 133 ready
  • Monthly Meetings
  • Summer Social, 12 August
  • Chisholm Trail phase one approved
  • Executive Board moves 'Final Concept' towards detailed design
  • Camcycle Podcasts
  • Consultations we are working on
  • Help us campaign

Newsletter 133

The August/September Camcycle newsletter, number 133, 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 1 August we'll have an update on the Chisholm Trail, and Andrew P. Sykes will be speaking about his cycling adventures and his latest book 'Spain to Norway on a Bike Called Reggie'. Andrew P. Sykes is a writer and cyclist, and also a lover of those quirky, humorous travelogues that meander comically from one minor adventure to the next, and so writing about his own cycling adventures seemed the natural thing for him to do. When not writing and travelling, Andrew edits a popular cycling website, CyclingEurope.org, where you will find more information about his journeys and cycling and travel in general. For more details, visit apsykes.com, the Cycling Europe on a Bike Called Reggie Facebook page, and follow Andrew on Twitter @CyclingEurope.   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 5 September, with Dan Hulme of Five AI talking about autonomous vehicles and cycling, and the one after that on 3 October will feature Isabelle Clement from Wheels for Wellbeing.


Summer Social, Saturday 12 August

Our Summer Social will be at the Haymakers on Chesterton High Street, on Saturday 12 August from 2pm. All day pizzas and plenty of bike parking. All welcome!


Chisholm Trail phase one approved

We are very pleased to report that planning application for Phase One of the Chisholm Trail was passed unanimously by the 'Joint Development Control Committee-Cambridge Fringes'. Find our more on our blog post, Chisholm Trail web page and Cyclescape.


 Executive Board moves 'Final Concept' towards detailed design

The 'Final Concept' plan for Milton Road was prepared by the officers and recommended for approval. While it incorporates some aspects of the 'Do Optimum' proposal that we support, the extremely long bus lanes in 'Final Concept' leave little room for safe bus stops, loading bays, or realistic verges for trees. In short, the 'Final Concept' design may raise more questions than it answers. Those will need to be worked out at the upcoming Local Liaison Forum workshops for detailed design, so stay tuned for more information.


Camcycle Podcasts

We now have two Camcycle podcasts available. In the first one Hester Wells and Al Storer discuss the importance of transport cycling, and review the facilities for cycling at Cambridge's new railway station. In the second Hester and Al talk dockless bike share, Hester goes for a ride on an ofo. Hester's annoyed at parking in bike lanes, and there's bad news at Cambridge North. Have a listen and let us know what you think.


Consultations we are working on

Don't forget these consultations:

Cambridge North station: Plans for a hotel (Cyclescape 3338) and office block (Cyclescape 3342) threaten the existing cycling provision.

Science Park: Demolition of existing buildings and erection of two four storey buildings and a multi-storey car park. Cyclescape 3395


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 or Fen Ditton areas.