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.

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. Sadly it had to be cancelled in 2020 and 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, but we are planning to return again on 2 May, 2022. You can read more about the event on our Reach Ride webpage.

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 the Campaign’s monthly meeting. Usually these are held at the Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane on the first Tuesday of each month. However, we have been holding meetings online since April 2020 owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Meetings start at 7pm on the Camcycle 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. Watch live on our Facebook channel from 7pm (and afterwards on the Camcycle YouTube channel).

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. Watch live on our Facebook channel from 7pm (and afterwards on the Camcycle YouTube channel).

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.

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!

Thursday volunteer socials on Jitsi

Our spring social on 10 March, 2020, was the last meeting we were able to have in person. The Camcycle community is extremely important to us, so while we are physically distanced we are continuing to meet socially on Jitsi. Contact us to find out more.