Meetings & events

Welcome to our list of forthcoming meetings and events. This page is currently undergoing improvement so to keep up-to-date with the latest Camcycle events, we recommend you also follow our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Chisholm Trail celebration event

Chisholm Trail celebration event

Saturday 16 July, 10am – 1pm
Join Camcycle to celebrate Cambridge’s wonderful new walking and cycling route!

Meeting at Cambridge North station at 10am we will depart at 10.15 to walk, ride, wheel and dance to the Abbey-Chesterton bridge for some photos, before continuing along the Trail past the Leper Chapel. We’ll arrive at Cambridge United’s Abbey Stadium for 11.30 for a short ceremony, ice cream and refreshments.

All forms of active transport welcome! This event is being run with the support of the Greater Cambridge Partnership and Cambridge United Community Trust.

Camcycle rides

Come and cycle with Camcycle – we love to meet new people and share good cycle routes around the city.

Camcycle’s annual Reach Ride

Our most popular ride of the year is held annually on the May Bank Holiday weekend. The next event will be held on 1 May, 2023. You can read more about the event on our Reach Ride webpage.

Camcycle socials

Our social events are an ideal way to meet other members and supporters and to talk to Camcycle staff and volunteers. Come along and find out more about what we do and how you can get involved or simply enjoy a chat – we won’t just talk about cycling!

Next social: Our monthly meeting on Tuesday 7 June will be a social in the Garden Room of The Alex pub on Gwydir Street. Join us from 7pm.

Camcycle AGM

Our 2022 AGM was held on Saturday 22 January with guest speaker Adam Tranter, founder of the Bike Is Best campaign. We reviewed 2021, voted in our new board of trustees and presented the annual Camcycle awards. We also shared our plans for 2022 and beyond. Footage of the event is now available on our YouTube channel.

 

Camcycle monthly meetings 2022

All are welcome to our monthly meetings, which are held on the first Tuesday of each month, beginning at 7pm.

We are currently transitioning back to in-person meetings and will be holding a mix of online and in-person events over the next few months. Online events are hosted live on Camcycle’s Facebook page and are followed by a social get-together on Jitsi Meet. The video from the Facebook meeting is uploaded to the Camcycle YouTube channel and our blog after the meeting.

Tuesday 1 February: Community action on climate
Rhiannon Osborne, part of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Independent Commission on Climate, talks to us about what needs to be done to address climate change in our region. She is joined by Helen Dye, organiser of St Ives EcoAction, who explains what their group is doing to tackle local climate challenges. She’ll explain how the group’s community-led work aims to build social capital and help achieve net-zero carbon by 2030. Find out more and watch the recording of this event.

Tuesday 1 March: Working together 
Formed in 2020, the Milton Cycling Campaign is focused on making cycling and walking the default modes of transport in their area. Co-founder Gabriel Bienzobas Mauraza will be talking to us about how the group works together to facilitate change. Find out more and watch the recording of this event.

Tuesday 5 April: Living Streets
National charity Living Streets focuses on the rights of walkers and improving the quality and safety of associated infrastructure. David Stoughton joins us to talk about his work with the charity’s Cambridge branch. Find out more and watch the recording of this event.

Tuesday 3 May: Lessons from Ghent 
In 2017, the Belgian city of Ghent implemented a bold and controversial traffic management plan which banned cars from the city centre. Deputy Mayor of Ghent Filip Watteeuw joins us to talk about the project’s formulation as well as its social, environmental and economic impact. Find out more and watch the recording of this event.

Tuesday 7 June: Social meeting at The Alex on Gwydir Street
An opportunity to meet other members, find out more about what Camcycle does and to chat about our response to the GCP Road Classification consultation (for those who are interested). Join us in The Garden Room from 7pm.

Tuesday 5 July: Tackling cycle crime (online meeting)
With guest speaker Mark Cleland, UK lead for cycle crime at the British Transport Police. Watch live on our Facebook channel from 7pm.

Tuesday 2 August: Volunteer stories
7pm (with refreshments from 6.30pm), Octagon Room, Wesley Methodist Church, Christ’s Pieces
Camcycle members David, Jim, Sue, Alan and Lucy share their stories of volunteering to support our work. Find out how you can get involved too!

Tuesday 6 September: Film screening of ‘The Soul of a Cyclist’
7pm (with refreshments from 6.30pm), Octagon Room, Wesley Methodist Church, Christ’s Pieces  We’re delighted to be able to screen this award-winning film which has been nominated for more than 30 international film festivals around the world. In the words of its director and producer, Nuno Tavares,’The Soul of a Cyclist’ appeals for a sustainable way of life and explores the relationship between cycling and a broader appreciation of life. For a full list of the film’s festival screenings and awards, visit the website: https://en.almadeciclista.com/

Tuesday 4 October: introducing handcyclist Phil Carter
7pm (with refreshments from 6.30pm), Octagon Room, Wesley Methodist Church, Christ’s Pieces  Former British serviceman Phil joins us to share his story about the role of handcycling in his life and how it’s helped him deal with adversity and build resilience.

 

Camcycle monthly meetings 2021

Tuesday 2 February: Guest speaker Sarah Berry
Sarah talks about her experience as a new cyclist, her work on low traffic neighbourhoods and how her activities have helped create change. Find out more and watch the recording of this event.

Tuesday 2 March: Lessons from the low-car life
Anna, Yasmin and Helen talk about the benefits and challenges of low-car living with a young family and what insights this can give into the creation of sustainable communities. Find out more and watch the recording of this event.

Tuesday 6 April: Mayoral Hustings
At our online hustings event, we put your questions to the candidates for the 2021 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough mayoral election. Find out more and watch the recording of this event.

Tuesday 4 May: Voi
John Hamer from Voi talks to us about the rollout of e-bikes and e-scooters in Cambridgeshire. Find out more and watch the recording of this event.

Tuesday 1 June: Cambridge University’s Sustainability Team
The University is investing in improvements to its active travel infrastructure. We hear from Mike Davies about changes they are making. Find out more and watch the recording of this event.

Tuesday 6 July: Try Before You Buy
Mark Searle from Outspoken Cycles talks to us about their try-before-you-buy cargo bike scheme for businesses and families in the city. Find out more and watch the recording of this event.

Tuesday 3 August: How Women Changed the World on Two Wheels
We welcome author Hannah Ross, who tells us about her new book. Find out more and watch the recording of this event.

Tuesday 7 September: Bikeability
Bikeability have teamed up with the Association of Driving Instructors to help instructors and learner drivers develop greater awareness about how the world looks and feels for cyclists. Trustee John Jackson and Benjamin Smith, Bikeability’s Head of Development, join us to talk about this project and answer your questions. Find out more and watch the recording of this event.

Tuesday 5 October: Playing Out
Local lead Julia Sang and Cambridgeshire County Council Youth & Community Coordinator Paul Connelly talk about how the Playing Out scheme is working in our area. Find out more and watch the recording of this event.

Tuesday 2 November: Low-traffic neighbourhoods aren’t new!
Cyclestreets has been working on a UK-wide analysis of modal filters (bollards, gates, cycle contraflows, etc.), with Cambridge as one of their main areas of study. Developers Martin Lucas-Smith and Simon Nuttall joined us to talk about this project and answer your questions. Find out more and watch the recording of this event.

Tuesday 7 December: Winning hearts and minds 
London Cycling Campaign’s Clare Rogers talked to us about about how she has successfully engaged communities in her campaigning work. Find out more and watch the recording of this event.