‘Creating a Cycling Culture’ – CCN/CTC Spring 2008 Campaigns Conference

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Cambridge, Saturday 10th May, with additional optional events on Friday 9th and Sunday 11th


Friday 9th May 2008

Friday ride at 12:30pm from Stourbridge Common. See the rides page for more information.

Early evening: Delegates start to arrive and meet with host families / go to their accommodation.

From 6pm some delegates may like to dine in the cafeteria on the 2nd floor of the the University Centre, Granta Place CB2 1RU. Note that the cafeteria serves meals only until 20:00.

From 8pm join us in the Riverside Suite, (also at the University Centre) for drinks and an informal networking event.

Saturday 10th May 2008

Time Main event Parallel event
08:30 Main Venue becomes available
09:00 Doors open to delegates Unsecured area
available for parking
folding bikes
10:00 Delegates collect their badges
Videos and Slideshows play in the main lecture theatre
Main Session 10:30 – 12:30
10:30 Welcome to Cambridge, David Howarth MP
10:40 Keynote address: Changing the Culture of Cycling
Speaker: Matt Seaton, former cycling columnist from The Guardian newspaper.
Presentations 11:00 – 12:30: each 15 mins + 15 mins discussion
Chair: Jim Chisholm, Cambridge Cycling Campaign
11:00 Launch of Cambridge Cycling Campaign’s Cycling 2020 vision
Martin Lucas-Smith (Co-ordinator)
11:30 Tom Bogdanowicz London Cycling Campaign
12:00 Simon Geller, Campaigning Success in Sheffield
Lunch 12:30 – 13:45
Viewing of, and voting on the poster displays
13:45 Count of the votes on poster displays & National awards presented by Philip Darnton
14:00 Cycling England: Philip Darnton
Increased funding and activity of Cycling England
Breakout Skill sessions
Run in parallel: each lasting 30 minutes and hosted by an expert facilitator
  • Mapping – Martin Lucas-Smith and Simon Nuttall of Cambridge Cycling Campaign
  • Media – Will Bramhill, Colchester
  • Marketing – Forster (the new PR consultants for BikeWeek) will lead a sesssion on marketing.
  • Recruitment Clinic – Dave Earl of Cambridge Cycling Campaign is offering informal consultations
Wrap up 16:00 – 16:30
16:00 Summary of the National Picture – Chris Peck
Conference Feedback / Closing comments
16:30 Conference Closes
17:00 Dispersal: Venue ceases to be available
19:00 Conference meal at the University Centre more details coming soon

Breakout Sessions

These events will run in separate rooms from the main lecture theatre and last 30 minutes each. They will be lead by an expert who is expected to talk for about 5 or 10 minutes, then the facilitator will provoke the involvement of the delegates. The key to this working properly is to have effective facilitators. The purpose of these events is to encourage skill sharing. After each 30 minute session delegates rotate around the other sessions.

Sunday 11th May 2008: longer Sunday ride

CTC ride, lead by: Mike Stapleton

See the rides page for details.