This article was published in 2020, in Magazine 146.
Camcycle hits the headlines in campaigns against new barriers
As new barriers appeared around the city earlier in the year, Camcycle staff and volunteers sprang into action, calling for space for cycling for all types of rider and cycle. We spoke to local TV, radio and press about our concerns over the anti-terrorist barrier on King’s Parade and the chicane on the Busway cycleway near the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Comments from our blog were also picked up by the local BBC website.
Speaking to the Cambridge News as part of the national climate change campaign #Do1Thing, Camcycle trustee Matthew Danish said: ‘[Public transport and cycling] work together to create a city that is pleasant, pollution free and a nice place to live and work…Recent events have taken place which make you wonder if they’re trying to actively reduce cycling in and around Cambridge.’
Big Give Christmas gifts raise over £11,000 for our work
A huge thank you to all those who donated to Camcycle in the Big Give Christmas Challenge at the end of last year. We asked you to help us give the gift of ‘Cycling for All’ and together you donated a record-breaking £11,010 in just one week: our most successful fundraising campaign ever!
We’d also like to thank all those who gave generously at other times during the year: your gifts make a huge difference to our work for more, better and safer cycling for all ages and abilities.
If you’d like to support the work we do, visit camcycle.org.uk/donate
Welcome to Rosie, our new Administrative Officer!
We’re delighted to announce that the latest addition to the Camcycle staff team is Rosie Humphrey, who joined us in February in the new post of Administrative Officer. As demand for our work continues to grow, Rosie will keep us organised and effective – supporting volunteers, coordinating events, assisting with communications and managing many of our essential administrative tasks.
She’s already had a big impact on our charity through editing this magazine and we hope more of you can meet her soon.
Find out more about Rosie on page 25 and see page 26 to join our team as an intern
Four founding members share their Camcycle memories
Our ‘Memories and Memorabilia’ meeting on 7 January provided an inspiring start to our 25th anniversary year. We were delighted to be joined by four founding members of the organisation – Clare Macrae, David Earl, Jim Chisholm and Debby Banham – who added their stories to those of other volunteers, together creating a fascinating account of our history and successes. This was supported by an impressive display of Camcycle memorabilia, provided by Martin Lucas-Smith and Monica Frisch.
Share your Camcycle story in the next issue of our magazine. Find out more on page 4.