Over 70 members and guests joined us for the Camcycle 2021 AGM, which was held online via Zoom. Trustees and staff reviewed 2020, shared plans for 2021 and presented the annual Camcycle awards, showing recognition to those who have worked hard for more, better and safer cycling over the last 12 months. We were also delighted to welcome cycling communications specialist and author, Melissa Bruntlett, who spoke about the human benefits of creating spaces to breathe and curbing the growth of motor traffic.
Links to more information
Camcycle annual review and trustees’ annual report
Find out more about what we did in 2020.
Melissa and Chris Bruntlett
Find out more about Melissa, and her husband Chris, on their Modacity website, where you’ll also find links to their two books, Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality (published August 2018) and Curbing Traffic: The Human Case for Fewer Cars in Our Lives (due to be published in June 2021).
All the trustee candidates were elected to the board, as follows:
Camcycle Chair: Robin Heydon
Camcycle Treasurer: Peter Gotham
Camcycle trustees: Alessandra Caggiano, Matthew Danish, Sue Edwards, Finlay Knops-Mckim, Christopher Loughlan, Martin Lucas-Smith, Tom McKeown, and Alec Seaman
At the next trustee meeting, one of the general trustees will be co-opted to the role of Camcycle Secretary.
The 2021 Camcycle awards were as follows:
Partner of the Year: Tricia Sutton, Connection through Crafting (working with Camcycle to deliver scrubs and masks made by her team of sewing volunteers)
Public Officers of the Year: Vanessa Kelly and Grant Weller for the Dutch roundabout at Fendon Road
Magazine photo of the year: Bill Blake, for a stunning kite photograph of the Abbey-Chesterton bridge
Magazine article of the year: Rosamund Humphrey with Steve Streets for ‘Marathon Training by Hand‘
Campaign of the Year: Dan Strauss for the ‘Save Your Cycle Route’ campaign on Adams Road
Newcomers of the year: Gabriel Bienzobas and Edward Taylor of the recently-launched Milton Cycling Campaign
Campaigner of the Year: Sarah Swire, for the successful School Street scheme at St Philips Primary School
Regional campaigner of the year: John Morris, founder of the Hunts Walking & Cycling group
Volunteer of the year: Ken Warner, one of Camcycle’s ‘hidden’ but extremely conscientious volunteers
Lifetime achievement award: Tim Burford, who has contributed over two decades of volunteer work to Camcycle including over 35,000 photos on Cyclestreets