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This article was published in 2022, in Magazine 154.

Chisholm Trail opening ends 2021 on a campaign high

Jim Chisholm and Roxanne De Beaux at the opening of the Chisholm Trail

In any other year, eight active travel trials being made permanent, a new CYCLOPS junction on Histon Road and Camcycle’s biggest-ever election survey would all have strong claims to be our annual highlight, but in 2021 there could be only one winner. Local communities received an extra-special Christmas present when phase 1 of the Chisholm Trail opened on 23 December, nearly 24 years after Jim had first presented the idea. Thousands of people have already enjoyed the route and it will be hard to top this moment in 2022!

Find more Trail tales and photos here. At our 2022 AGM we reviewed last year’s highlights: read more about the event here and watch the footage on our blog.

Love Cargo Bikes campaign to spread the joy of cycling

Cargo bike family with coloured hearts

On 23 February, we launched Love Cargo Bikes, our new campaign to promote and celebrate cargo cycling for families and businesses. Led by our project intern Sarah Hughes, we’ve produced a host of content in collaboration with Cambridgeshire County Council, who are a lead partner in the European City Changer Cargo Bike project. This includes video case studies, a family cargo cycling leaflet and new web pages of information.

Travis and Sigrid help us celebrate new funding win

Roxanne from Camcycle with Travis and Sigrid

Famous fluffy influencer Sigrid the cat (@skintension on Instagram, @sigirides on Twitter) happened to be passing through Cambridge when we were told that the National Lottery had awarded us £9,500 for Zero Carbon Streets!

We are thrilled to receive this funding from the Together For Our Planet scheme to help us empower more local communities to work for change on their streets.

Our next fundraising campaign is the Big Give Green Match Fund.

Camcycle officially recognised as a Living Wage Employer

Living Wage logo

Employee rights and benefits are extremely important to us at Camcycle and we’ve just received a new accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation to make this clear. Along with around 90 other organisations in Cambridge, we are now recognised as a Real Living Wage Employer. This means that all our employed staff (including interns) are paid at a rate based on everyday living costs, higher than the national minimum wage.