The cycling cartoonist: a conversation with Dave Walker

Dave Walker, author of The Cycling Cartoonist, has been drawing diagrams about cycling for many years. Dave’s cartoons have gained a strong following on social media, been published in a book – The Cycling Cartoonist, featured in The Guardian‘s Illustrated City series and used as campaigning tools by Cycling UK. During the pandemic, he’s also launched a new website on budget cycling.

Camcycle welcomed Dave to speak at our monthly meeting in November 2020, where our Executive Director Roxanne De Beaux shared questions from Camcycle supporters. Where does he get his inspiration from? Does he carry a notebook around for ideas? How did his cartoon about what life could be like after the pandemic make it onto a billboard in Bristol? And can cartoons change the world?

During the second part of the meeting, Roxanne gave an update on local cycling issues and consultations, current volunteer roles (including the opportunity to become a Camcycle trustee) and news of upcoming events.

This meeting was originally held on our Facebook channel and is also available to view on YouTube.

The next Camcycle meeting will be held online on Tuesday 1 December, when Sam Davies will be sharing her experiences of cycling issues and community organising in Queen Edith’s. Find out more about this and other Camcycle events on our events page.


Links to more information

Dave Walker’s website

Dave’s main website has information about all his current projects, as well as links to his other sites including Cycling Cartoons and Budget Cycling.


Dave’s social media accounts

You can also find Dave’s cycling cartoons on social media:


Become a Camcycle trustee

With our 2021 AGM coming up in January, we’d love to chat with anyone interested in becoming a Camcycle trustee. Most trustee roles do not require specific skills and you don’t even have to cycle yourself – you just have to be passionate about the changes cycling can bring to local communities. This year, we’re particularly recruiting for a new treasurer to support our charity and guide our strategic financial direction.


Support Camcycle through the Coop Local Community Fund

We’re delighted that staff at the Coop stores in north Cambridge have selected us as one of their Local Community Fund causes for the next year. Visit our cause page on the Coop website to become a Coop member for £1 and choose Camcycle as your local cause so you can support our work every time you shop.


Current consultations

Have your say on a wide range of consultations on projects which will have an impact on cycling:

Cambridge South East Transport Better Public Transport and Active Travel
Cambridge South station
Waterbeach to Cambridge
Cambridge Eastern Access
East Barnwell Conversation
Cambridge City Council Climate Change Strategy
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Commission on Climate Change


Pandemic updates and Spaces to Breathe campaign

With another lockdown coming this week, make sure you follow new guidance on travel – the government continue to advise people to walk or cycle where possible.

We continue to campaign for safe spaces to breathe for those walking, cycling or using a mobility aid and have recently published some new videos, including one on the new School Street scheme at St Philip’s School and the local campaign for a modal filter on Arbury Road. More updates on these and other current focuses of the campaign can be found on our Spaces to Breathe campaign page.


Camcycle events

Find out more information on upcoming Camcycle meetings and social events.