Camcycle news: Spring 2024

New Board of Trustees appointed at the 2024 AGM

Gabriel Bienzobas

Eight trustees were elected at our AGM in January: three established trustees and five newer faces. Each brings a unique set of skills and cycling experiences and we’re excited about the future. We have space to co-opt further trustees this year: do get in touch if you would like to find out more.

Two of the roles we are seeking to fill are those of Chair and Finance Lead. In the meantime, we are delighted that Gabriel Bienzobas has agreed to be our Interim Chair. Gabriel has a great depth of knowledge of our organisation and has already played a leading role in the development of our campaigning and HR subcommittees. He is passionate about helping the organisation to improve its outreach to villages and towns outside Cambridge and is the lead of Milton Cycling Campaign.

Read more about our board of trustees at camcycle.org.uk/trustees

Farewell and thanks to Rosie Tween

Camcycle would like to pay tribute to our wonderful 2023 Vice Chair Rosie Tween, who stepped down in September 2023 due to health issues and sadly died too soon in February 2024.

Rosie was a paragon of professionalism and kindness who cared deeply about staff and trustee wellbeing. She was passionate about inclusive cycling and threw herself into all aspects of our work and events. For example, shortly before her illness, she had hosted the Camcycle stall bike at the Ely Cathedral Green Fair, provided advice on the inclusivity questions in our member survey and appeared as a cycling model for the 2023 Sustrans Walking & Cycling Index, in addition to supporting former Chair Paul Robison with many aspects of charity governance.

The Camcycle community miss her dearly.

Anna Williams appointed to new role as Head of Campaigns and Engagement

Anna Williams

Anna Williams has recently been promoted to Head of Campaigns and Engagement, a role that will shape and direct our campaigning strategy and priorities. Anna was appointed as Camcycle’s second staff member in May 2018, serving as our Communications and Community Officer. She has developed many of our agenda-setting campaigns including Removing Barriers to Cycling and Safe Junctions, and leads on community engagement and communications for our Zero Carbon Streets campaign. She has also been a key part of our political scrutiny and engagement workstream, responsible for many of Camcycle’s hard-hitting questions to local authorities and climate-focused responses to consultations.

Anna will continue to work closely with Camcycle members, staff and trustees; in particular our Infrastructure Campaigner Josh Grantham whose knowledge and expertise is enabling us to rapidly expand the impact of our campaigns.

Camcycle will be expanding our staff team this year to enable us to deliver on our current and forthcoming strategies and meet the increasing needs of our region. The first role to be filled will be our new Events Manager for the Festival of Cycling. Watch this space!