Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2012, in Newsletter 102.


Tue 5 8.00pm Monthly General Meeting. 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 includes a presentation by Dr Liz Robin, NHS Director of Public Health (Cambridgeshire), ‘Public Health in Cambridge and the Bicycle: New Avenues and Opportunities’.
Sat 16 Bicycle Wheelbuilding Workshop (see ad). A hands-on workshop where you learn how to assemble, true and optimise bicycle wheels using proven techniques. Class size restricted 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.
Sun 24 10.30-12.30 Cambridge Contemporary Architecture by Bike. Members of The Cambridge Association of Architects (CAA) will be the guides for a bike tour of significant modern and contemporary architecture sites. The tour will focus on approaches to expansion and infill in the city. Participants should book a place on the tour by emailing For more information, visit


Sun 1 Newsletter 103 deadline. Please send copy to Members are warmly invited to write articles (style guidelines available) and are invited to contact the Editor (Monica Frisch: in the first instance.
Tue 3 8.00pm Monthly General Meeting (see 5 June for more details).
Sun 22 London to Cambridge bike ride. Come and enjoy a brilliant day out, and help raise vital funds for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Starting from Pickett’s Lock in north London, the ride winds through beautiful countryside to the finish at Midsummer Common in the heart of Cambridge, where you’ll be met with music, refreshments and massage. Full details at


Tue 7 8.00pm Monthly General Meeting (see 5 June for more details).

Cycle rides

CTC Cambridge organises a variety of rides throughout the week, all year round. But there’s a varied choice of rides: lots of favourites and most of them can be adjusted to suit the weather and the group on the day. On Sundays, they have all-day rides in addition to afternoon outings, and the twice-monthly Saturday morning introductory rides. There are also Tuesday and Thursday day rides, as well as Wednesday evening rides. More information can be found online at

City and County Council committees

Campaign members may be interested to attend Planning Committee and Area Committee meetings, which often include cycling and walking issues.

Joint Development Control Committee meetings, which determine the Planning Applications relating to the major housing development proposals for the Cambridge sub-region, are also open to the public. Details of venue and agenda are available about a week beforehand at

Wed 6 10.00am Development Control Forum
Wed 13 10.00am Joint Development Control Committee: Cambridge Fringes
Wed 20 10.00am Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes – Development Control Forum
Thur 21 7.00pm East Area Committee
Thur 21 7.00pm West/Central Area Committee
Wed 27 9.30am Planning Committee
Wed 4 10.00am Development Control Forum
Wed 11 10.00am Joint Development Control Committee: Cambridge Fringes
Mon 16 7.30pm South Area Committee
Wed 18 10.00am Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes – Development Control Forum
Wed 25 9.30am Planning Committee
Thur 26 6.30pm North Area Committee