Previous events – 2011

January 2011

Tue 5 Monthly meeting Monthly General Meeting
8.00pm, Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane (with tea and coffee from 7.30pm, and a chance to chat, and for us to introduce ourselves to new members).
Sun 2 Newsletter Newsletter 94 deadline
Please send copy to Monica Frisch: mfrisch@phonecoop.coop . Members are warmly invited to write articles (style guidelines available) and are invited to contact the Editor in the first instance.
Tue 4 Monthly meeting Monthly General Meeting
8.00pm, Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane (with tea and coffee from 7.30pm, and a chance to chat, and for us to introduce ourselves to new members).
Thu 6 External meeting West/Central Area Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend City Council Area Committee meetings, which often cover walking/cycling/transport issues.
W/c Mon 10 Subgroup Cambridge Traffic Management Area Joint Committee (AJC) response drafting
A meeting to draft our communications to Councillors of the AJC will be held at some point during this week. For further details, please contact us.
Wed 12 External meeting Planning Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend Planning Committee meetings, which often include cycling and walking issues.
Wed 12 External meeting South Area Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend City Council Area Committee meetings, which often cover walking/cycling/transport issues.
Fri 21 External meeting Cambridge Traffic Management Area Joint Committee (AJC) meeting
Campaign members may be interested to attend AJC meetings, which cover walking/cycling/transport issues in some depth.
Wed 26 External meeting Joint Development Control Committee
10am. Campaign members may be interested to attend Joint Development Control Committee, which are determining the Planning Applications relating to the huge major housing development proposals for the Cambridge Sub-region.
Thu 27 Newsletter Newsletter envelope stuffing
7:30pm at Baby Milk Action offices, 34 Trumpington Street. Help very much welcomed.
Thu 27 External meeting North Area Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend City Council Area Committee meetings, which often cover walking/cycling/transport issues.

February 2011

Tue 1 Monthly meeting Monthly General Meeting
8.00pm, Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane (with tea and coffee from 7.30pm, and a chance to chat, and for us to introduce ourselves to new members).
Sun 6 Cycle Auction and Sale Extravaganza
At the Cambridge Museum of Technology, 9am-5pm. Also viewing on Saturday. Full details.
Thu 9 Newsletter Newsletter review meeting
Please note change of date from 3rd. 5.30pm, Grads Café, University Centre, Mill Lane.
Wed 9 External meeting Planning Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend Planning Committee meetings, which often include cycling and walking issues.
Thu 10 External meeting East Area Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend City Council Area Committee meetings, which often cover walking/cycling/transport issues.
Mon 14 Ride Opening of Horningsea to Fen Ditton cycle route
The opening will take place at the Horningsea end of the route on Monday 14 February at 16.30 and should take around twenty minutes. Please meet at Notcutts Garden Centre [location] at 4.15pm.
Fri 19 Maintenance Cycling Fun Day
10-4pm, Chesterton Community College. Bring the family along to this free event to celebrate the improved route on Gilbert Road. Includes free bike MOT checks from ‘Dust Off Your Bike’, a mountain bike experience track, a variety of bikes and accessories to try and buy, and cycling info and goodies. Poster about the event.
Sun 20 Newsletter Newsletter 95 deadline
Please send copy to Monica Frisch: mfrisch@phonecoop.coop . Members are warmly invited to write articles (style guidelines available) and are invited to contact the Editor in the first instance.
Wed 23 External meeting Joint Development Control Committee
10am. Campaign members may be interested to attend Joint Development Control Committee, which are determining the Planning Applications relating to the huge major housing development proposals for the Cambridge Sub-region.
Thu 24 External meeting West/Central Area Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend City Council Area Committee meetings, which often cover walking/cycling/transport issues.

March 2011

Tue 1 Monthly meeting Monthly General Meeting
8.00pm, Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane (with tea and coffee from 7.30pm, and a chance to chat, and for us to introduce ourselves to new members).
Thu 3 External meeting South Area Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend City Council Area Committee meetings, which often cover walking/cycling/transport issues.
Sat 5 Maintenance Bicycle Wheel Building workshop
You learn how to assemble, true and optimise bicycle wheels using proven techniques based on sound principles. I restrict class size to ensure a high teacher-student ratio. Whether you simply want to replace an occasional broken spoke, true existing wheels or hand build a complete wheel, this workshop gives you the knowledge, skills and confidence you need in a controlled environment. Full details.
Wed 9 External meeting Planning Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend Planning Committee meetings, which often include cycling and walking issues.
Wed 23 External meeting Joint Development Control Committee
10am. Campaign members may be interested to attend Joint Development Control Committee, which are determining the Planning Applications relating to the huge major housing development proposals for the Cambridge Sub-region.
Thu 24 – postponed Ride Opening of the upgraded Tins path
The official opening of the upgraded Tins path will be at 1pm at the new bridge: http://osm.org/go/0EQH5dejK–.
Thu 24 Newsletter Newsletter envelope stuffing
7:30pm at Baby Milk Action offices, 34 Trumpington Street. Help very much welcomed.
Thu 24 External meeting North Area Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend City Council Area Committee meetings, which often cover walking/cycling/transport issues.
Sat 26 Ride Cam to Coast 2011 ride
To mark the end of Cycling England, a variety of bike rides between Cambridge and Southend-on-Sea are planned. There is a choice of two ten mile rides, or the full 74 miles. The Cambridge rides will start from Jesus Green, Cambridge, where riders can register from 7.00am and set off anytime between 7.30am and 9.00am. The route will pass through the centre of Cambridge, Addenbrooke’s, Saffron Walden and on through Essex to the cycling demonstration town of Southend-on-Sea. The ride will help raise funds for the British Heart Foundation, and so there will be a participation fee of around £20 per rider. Full details, and to register for the event are on the British Heart Foundation website. Help promote the event by downloading and displaying this poster.
Sat 26 / Sun 27 Subgroup Cambridge Traffic Management Area Joint Committee (AJC) response drafting
A meeting to draft our communications to Councillors of the AJC will be held over this weekend. For further details, please contact us.
Thu 31 Newsletter Newsletter review meeting
5.30pm, Grads Café, University Centre, Mill Lane.

April 2011

Mon 4 External meeting CANCELLED! Cambridge Traffic Management Area Joint Committee (AJC) meeting
Tue 5 Monthly meeting Monthly General Meeting
8.00pm, Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane (with tea and coffee from 7.30pm, and a chance to chat, and for us to introduce ourselves to new members).
Wed 6 External meeting Planning Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend Planning Committee meetings, which often include cycling and walking issues.
Wed 13 Ride Opening of the upgraded Tins path
The official opening of the upgraded Tins path will be at 10.45am at the new bridge: http://osm.org/go/0EQH5dejK–.
Thu 14 External meeting East Area Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend City Council Area Committee meetings, which often cover walking/cycling/transport issues.
Mon 18 Social Social gathering
Join us for a social gathering at CB2 café, 5-7 Norfolk Street – from 7pm.
Wed 20 External meeting Joint Development Control Committee
10am. Campaign members may be interested to attend Joint Development Control Committee, which are determining the Planning Applications relating to the huge major housing development proposals for the Cambridge Sub-region.
Sun 24 Newsletter Newsletter 96 deadline
Please send copy to Monica Frisch: mfrisch@phonecoop.coop . Members are warmly invited to write articles (style guidelines available) and are invited to contact the Editor in the first instance.
Tue 26 External meeting Rob King, Outspoken Delivery, speaking at Green Enterprise Community event
Rob, co-founder of Cambridge’s innovative local cycle courier firm will share their story. The business was founded in a love of challenge, working outdoors and meeting new people, plus wanting to make Cambridge a more pleasant and less polluted place. Their specialised bikes are now a frequent sight on Cambridge streets, delivering anything from legal documents to medical samples (even beer!). He will share some of the challenges they’ve faced and the creative ways they’ve developed the business. Full details.
Thu 28 External meeting West/Central Area Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend City Council Area Committee meetings, which often cover walking/cycling/transport issues.
Fri 29 Ride Reach Fair Reconnaissance Ride
This ride starts at 10:30am from in front of the Guildhall Cambridge. We shall follow the route of the Reach Fair ride which happens on 2nd May. Our mission: to check the route is clear and pick up any sharp objects that may cause punctures. We’ll probably stop for a pub lunch or picnic.

May 2011

Mon 2 Ride Ride to Reach Fair
Ride with us to Reach Fair and back. An enjoyable family ride suitable for all. Photos from previous years’ rides are available.
Tue 3 Monthly meeting Monthly General Meeting; speaker: Roger Geffen, CTC’s Campaigns and Policy Manager
8.00pm, Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane (with tea and coffee from 7.30pm, and a chance to chat, and for us to introduce ourselves to new members). Roger Geffen, CTC’s Campaigns and Policy Manager, will be our speaker. (Phillip Darnton is sadly unavailable on this day now, so will be speaking on 7th June instead.)
Wed 4 External meeting Planning Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend Planning Committee meetings, which often include cycling and walking issues.
Wed 18 External meeting Joint Development Control Committee
10am. Campaign members may be interested to attend Joint Development Control Committee, which are determining the Planning Applications relating to the huge major housing development proposals for the Cambridge Sub-region.
Wed 18 External meeting South Area Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend City Council Area Committee meetings, which often cover walking/cycling/transport issues.
Thu 19 External meeting North Area Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend City Council Area Committee meetings, which often cover walking/cycling/transport issues.
Thu 26 Newsletter Newsletter envelope stuffing
7:30pm at Baby Milk Action offices, 34 Trumpington Street. Help very much welcomed.

June 2011

Wed 1 External meeting Planning Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend Planning Committee meetings, which often include cycling and walking issues.
Thu 2 Newsletter Newsletter review meeting
5.30pm, Grads Café, University Centre, Mill Lane.
Tue 7 Monthly meeting Monthly General Meeting; speaker: Phillip Darnton, Chair of Cycling England
8.00pm, Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane (with tea and coffee from 7.30pm, and a chance to chat, and for us to introduce ourselves to new members). Our speaker will be Phillip Darnton, Chair of Cycling England until its scrapping in April 2011.
Sat 11 Ride Bike Fair on Parker’s Piece
The weekend will see this year’s Bike Fair on Parker’s Piece as part of the Town & Country Fair. As well as having a variety of bikes to try there will be lots of cycling information and freebies, and the new selection of cycle maps. Our stall will be there from 10-4 both days.
Wed 16 External meeting Joint Development Control Committee
10am. Campaign members may be interested to attend Joint Development Control Committee, which are determining the Planning Applications relating to the huge major housing development proposals for the Cambridge Sub-region.
Sat 18 Maintenance Dust off your bike
10am – 4pm at Cambridge United Football Club, Newmarket Road
Free bicycle repairs, maintenance, workshops and children’s activities.
Wed 22 Maintenance Dust off your bike
10am – 4pm at Cambridge Regional College, King’s Hedges Road
Free bicycle repairs, maintenance, workshops and children’s activities.
Thu 23 External meeting East Area Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend City Council Area Committee meetings, which often cover walking/cycling/transport issues.
Sun 26 Maintenance Dust off your bike
10am – 4pm at The Grove School, Campkin Road
Free bicycle repairs, maintenance, workshops and children’s activities.
Sun 26 Newsletter Newsletter 97 deadline
Please send copy to Monica Frisch: mfrisch@phonecoop.coop . Members are warmly invited to write articles (style guidelines available) and are invited to contact the Editor in the first instance.
Wed 29 External meeting Planning Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend Planning Committee meetings, which often include cycling and walking issues.

July 2011

Tue 5 Monthly meeting Monthly General Meeting
8.00pm, Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane (with tea and coffee from 7.30pm, and a chance to chat, and for us to introduce ourselves to new members).
Sat 9 Social Campaign stall at Big Weekend
Help run our stall in the Sustainability Zone at the Big Weekend on Parker’s Piece Cambridge. Sign up to help.
Mon 11 (t.b.c.) External meeting South Area Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend City Council Area Committee meetings, which often cover walking/cycling/transport issues.
Wed 13 External meeting Joint Development Control Committee
10am. Campaign members may be interested to attend Joint Development Control Committee, which are determining the Planning Applications relating to the huge major housing development proposals for the Cambridge Sub-region.
Thu 14 External meeting North Area Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend City Council Area Committee meetings, which often cover walking/cycling/transport issues.
Sat 23 Fundraiser Campaign Stall at Orchard Park Family Fun Day
Stall to be present on Orchard Park Sports Ground, on Ring Fort Road from 11 am to 5 pm to inform, attract new members to the Campaign and collect signatures for the Ring Fort Path Petition.
Sun 24 Fundraiser London to Cambridge Bike Ride
Raise funds for Breakthrough Breast Cancer by taking part in the annual London to Cambridge Bike Ride. The 60 mile route will see you cycle through stunning countryside from Lea Valley’s Pickets Lock in North East London to Midsummer Common in Cambridge where you can celebrate your success with refreshments and live music. To enter apply online at www.bike-events.com or call 0870 755 8519.
Wed 27 External meeting Planning Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend Planning Committee meetings, which often include cycling and walking issues.
Thu 28 Newsletter Newsletter envelope stuffing
7:30pm at Baby Milk Action offices, 34 Trumpington Street. Help very much welcomed.

August 2011

Tue 2 Monthly meeting Monthly General Meeting – Cycling cultures research
8.00pm, Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane (with tea and coffee from 7.30pm, and a chance to chat, and for us to introduce ourselves to new members). Katrina Jungnickel and Rachel Aldred have been conducting research into ‘cycling cultures’ at the University of East London. They will talk about their research and seek feedback.
Wed 3 Subgroup Petition for “Ring Fort Path at Orchard Park” handover
The petition to build Ring Fort Path has received over 400 signatures. Cambridge Cycling Campaign and residents of Orchard Park will be handing over the petition to Cllr Ian Bates, Cabinet Member for Growth and Planning at Shire Hall Cambridge, meeting on Wednesday the 3rd of August at 10:45 am. Cllr Ian Bates will receive the petition at 11 am. Including an opportunity for a press photograph, we should be finished by 11:15 am.
Thu 4 Newsletter Newsletter review meeting
5.30pm, Grads Café, University Centre, Mill Lane.
Sun 7 Ride Opening of the Busway Cycleway
A bike ride to mark the opening of the cycleway alongside the busway. Meet 10:30am outside Cambridge railway station.
Wed 10 External meeting Joint Development Control Committee
10am. Campaign members may be interested to attend Joint Development Control Committee, which are determining the Planning Applications relating to the huge major housing development proposals for the Cambridge Sub-region.
Sat 13 Ride Cambridge Single-speed and Fixed Ride
(Not organised by the Campaign.) An informal event to get together fixed and single-speed riders, men and women, from the Cambridge area for a social ride (not race training!) with a chance to talk about bikes and get to know one another. Start 10am at Newmarket Road Park and Ride under the giant bike sculpture in the second car park. Distance 20-25 miles at round about 12mph on cycle paths, quiet roads and part of the Lodes Way. The last couple of miles is urban, to get to the finish at the Mill Pond, Cambridge where you can sit with the bike and have a drink.
Mon 15 Social Social gathering
Join us for a social gathering at CB2 café, 5-7 Norfolk Street – from 7pm.
Thu 18 External meeting East Area Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend City Council Area Committee meetings, which often cover walking/cycling/transport issues.
Wed 24 External meeting Planning Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend Planning Committee meetings, which often include cycling and walking issues.
Sun 28 Newsletter Newsletter 98 deadline
Please send copy to Monica Frisch: mfrisch@phonecoop.coop . Members are warmly invited to write articles (style guidelines available) and are invited to contact the Editor in the first instance.
Mon 29 Fundraiser MacBike @ Millbrook for Macmillan Cancer Support
A unique opportunity to ride your bike where Top Gear and Casino Royale were filmed, while raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. 100K Road Challenge, Mountain Bike Challenge and Fun Circuit with choice of routes for all ages and abilities. In Bedford, £35, children under 16 free. More details at www.macbike.org.uk.

September 2011

Tue 6 Subgroup Presentation of Ring Fort Path petition to Cabinet
The Cabinet meeting starts at 10 a.m. Please try to come to Kreis Viersen (KV) room, Shire Hall, Castle Hill, Cambridge, CB3 0AP at 9.40 am to secure a seat in the public seating area. Petitions are taken early on in the meeting after minutes, formal declarations from Members. See more details on the Ring Fort Path petition.
Tue 6 Monthly meeting Monthly General Meeting – speaker: Richard Preston
8.00pm, Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane (with tea and coffee from 7.30pm, and a chance to chat, and for us to introduce ourselves to new members). This month’s speaker will be Richard Preston, Head of Road Safety and Parking (and seconded on Network Management) at Cambridgeshire County Council, who will talk about the Localism Agenda and what it means for County highway proposals, and safety-related issues such as cycle training.
Tue 6 External meeting Joint Development Control Committee
10am. Campaign members may be interested to attend Joint Development Control Committee, which are determining the Planning Applications relating to the huge major housing development proposals for the Cambridge Sub-region.
Wed 21 External meeting Planning Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend Planning Committee meetings, which often include cycling and walking issues.
Thu 22 External meeting North Area Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend City Council Area Committee meetings, which often cover walking/cycling/transport issues.
Sat 24 Maintenance Bike Maintenance Course – Outspoken
Outspoken will be running a bike maintenance course over the weekend. For more details and to book, please visit: http://www.outspokentraining.co.uk/bikemaintenance.html
Mon 26 (t.b.c.) External meeting South Area Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend City Council Area Committee meetings, which often cover walking/cycling/transport issues.
Thu 29 Newsletter Newsletter envelope stuffing
7:30pm at Baby Milk Action offices, 34 Trumpington Street. Help very much welcomed.

October 2011

Sun 02 Ride Cambridge to Norwich Bike Ride
A great early autumn ride starting from Cambridge’s Midsummer Common and heading east through a landscape of fenland and patchwork fields, finishing in the grounds of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, in aid of Norwich Cots for Tots. Route: 77 miles of gentle hills flattening out as it nears Norwich. See full details.
Tue 4 Monthly meeting Monthly General Meeting
8.00pm, Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane (with tea and coffee from 7.30pm, and a chance to chat, and for us to introduce ourselves to new members). This month’s meeting will have, as its main topic, a discussion on the branding and name of the campaign. Member Simon Nuttall will introduce the discussion.
Thu 6 External meeting Joint Development Control Committee
10am. Campaign members may be interested to attend Joint Development Control Committee, which are determining the Planning Applications relating to the huge major housing development proposals for the Cambridge Sub-region. We will be speaking on the Bell School application.
Thu 6 Newsletter Newsletter review meeting
5.30pm, Grads Café, University Centre, Mill Lane.
Sun 9 Ride ‘Welcome to Cambridge’ bike ride
We’ve organised a short Sunday ride primarily to introduce new visitors to Cambridge to Cycling in the City. All are welcome, however. The ride will start with a simple free bike check. We shall visit the two main city centre cycle parks and then ride to the railway station and Addenbrooke’s along the new busway cycleway track. We’ll return to the Guidlhall via Hills Road, and the tranquil Coe Fen cycle route. Starting from in front of the Guildhall at 12 noon.
Wed 19 External meeting Planning Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend Planning Committee meetings, which often include cycling and walking issues.
Sat 22 Maintenance Bike Maintenance Course – Outspoken
Outspoken will be running a bike maintenance course over the weekend. For more details and to book, please visit: http://www.outspokentraining.co.uk/bikemaintenance.html
Sun 23 Newsletter Newsletter 99 deadline
Please send copy to Monica Frisch: mfrisch@phonecoop.coop . Members are warmly invited to write articles (style guidelines available) and are invited to contact the Editor in the first instance.
Thu 27 External meeting East Area Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend City Council Area Committee meetings, which often cover walking/cycling/transport issues.
Sun 30 British Summer Time ends
Clocks should be put back at 1am – don’t forget your bike lights!

November 2011

Tue 1 Monthly meeting Annual General Meeting – speaker: Julian Huppert, Cambridge’s MP
8.00pm, Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane (with tea and coffee from 7.30pm, and a chance to chat, and for us to introduce ourselves to new members). Our speaker will be Julian Huppert, Cambridge’s MP (subject to Parliamentary business), who will speak on the subject of ‘Cycling and transport in Parliament’.
Tue 1 External meeting Joint Development Control Committee
10am. Campaign members may be interested to attend Joint Development Control Committee, which are determining the Planning Applications relating to the huge major housing development proposals for the Cambridge Sub-region.
Wed 16 External meeting Planning Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend Planning Committee meetings, which often include cycling and walking issues.
Sat 19 Maintenance Bike Maintenance Course – Outspoken
Outspoken will be running a bike maintenance course over the weekend. For more details and to book, please visit: http://www.outspokentraining.co.uk/bikemaintenance.html
Thu 24 Newsletter Newsletter envelope stuffing
7:30pm at Baby Milk Action offices, 34 Trumpington Street. Help very much welcomed.
Thu 24 External meeting North Area Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend City Council Area Committee meetings, which often cover walking/cycling/transport issues.

December 2011

Thu 1 Newsletter Newsletter review meeting
5.30pm, Grads Café, University Centre, Mill Lane.
Thu 1 External meeting Joint Development Control Committee
10am. Campaign members may be interested to attend Joint Development Control Committee, which are determining the Planning Applications relating to the huge major housing development proposals for the Cambridge Sub-region.
Sat 3 Stall Campaign stall at Mill Road Winter Fair
Come to the campaign’s stall at the Winter Fair on Mill Road (see our stall in 2009.) If you can help run our stall please contact us.
Tue 6 Monthly meeting Monthly General Meeting
8.00pm, Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane (with tea and coffee from 7.30pm, and a chance to chat, and for us to introduce ourselves to new members).
Sun 11 Social Seasonal social
Join us for a social gathering at Klub Polonia, Chesterton Road. Please contact us if you wish to come so that we can book the right number of places.
Wed 14 External meeting Planning Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend Planning Committee meetings, which often include cycling and walking issues.
Thu 15 External meeting East Area Committee
Campaign members may be interested to attend City Council Area Committee meetings, which often cover walking/cycling/transport issues.
Sun 25 (tbc) Newsletter Newsletter 100 deadline
Please send copy to Monica Frisch: mfrisch@phonecoop.coop . Members are warmly invited to write articles (style guidelines available) and are invited to contact the Editor in the first instance.