More community support for cycling as Camcycle appoints its fourth employee

Josh GranthamCamcycle is delighted to welcome Josh Grantham as its new Infrastructure Campaigner to help the Cambridgeshire-based charity expand its work with local communities. Josh will be leading on the Zero Carbon Streets project, providing technical support and campaigning advice to regional groups and helping them play their part in reducing Cambridgeshire’s carbon footprint from transport.

Josh brings a wealth of experience in active travel, transport consultancy, sustainability and engineering and is passionate about cycling and using collaboration to develop the places of the future. Having had the opportunity to cycle in Cambridge and the Netherlands (after experiencing several barriers to cycling growing up), he felt his eyes were opened to the way active travel could shape places for the better.

Josh said:

Everybody should have the opportunity to leave their house and safely walk or cycle to wherever they want to go. Places that are developed around walking and cycling are also often the special places we remember. I want to empower local communities to create people-centric places that are enjoyable for living, working, relaxing and travelling. Camcycle is already working with groups across the county to influence and shape their neighbourhoods and I can’t wait to be a part of this process.”

The Camcycle staff team

Josh joins Camcycle’s Executive Director Roxanne De Beaux, Communications Officer Anna Williams and Administrative Officer Rosamund Humphrey in their office at the Bike Depot on Cowley Road.

Roxanne said:

We hope Cambridgeshire people will join us in giving Josh a warm welcome as he settles into his new role. We’ve wanted to expand our team for a while now and would like to say a huge thank you to all those who have made this possible. So many individuals have donated to the Zero Carbon Streets project and we’ve had support from the Big Give, Co-op Local Community Fund and National Lottery Community Fund as well as local businesses Cambridge Design Partnership and Reagent Tests. We know Josh’s skills will be invaluable to local groups working for change as they work to create the healthy, sustainable communities of the future.”

Find out more about Zero Carbon Streets at camcycle.org.uk/zerocarbonstreets and watch Josh’s first-day video on our YouTube channel.