Generous donors raise £18,926 for Camcycle’s work to remove barriers to cycling

£18,926 raised to remove barriers to cyclingCamcycle would like to thank residents across Cambridgeshire who have helped us raise a huge £18,926 via the Big Give Christmas Challenge, a national match-funding campaign supporting over 1,000 charities across the UK. A new Camcycle record was set in 2022, as 100 individual donors made a contribution, in addition to match funds provided by five generous local supporters. The charity has been raising money for a campaign to remove barriers to cycling, enabling more people of all ages and abilities to ride for their everyday journeys.

Camcycle aims to make exclusionary barriers a campaign focus for 2023, supporting local campaign groups to work to remove or replace barriers that prevent a path being accessible for anyone walking, cycling or using a mobility aid. It has already had success in recent years removing barriers in locations such as the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, A14 active travel bridges at Swavesey and Bar Hill and on the walking and cycling path between Warren Road and Eastfield in Chesterton. It supports the Parish Council review of pedestrian barriers in Histon and Impington and continues to campaign for more inclusive solutions on King’s Parade and near the Abbey-Chesterton bridge on the Chisholm Trail.

Camcycle’s Executive Director, Roxanne De Beaux, said:

“Thank you to everyone who has supported Camcycle via the Big Give this December and to those who continue to work for better and safer cycling and walking in their local areas. If you’d like to highlight a barrier that is an issue on your route or could help us audit the accessibility of routes as a volunteer, please get in touch so we can work together for inclusive cycling next year.”

Find out more about the barrier campaign at camcycle.org.uk/barriers