Campaign Diary



August 2012
Tue 7 8 pm 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). The speaker will be Mike Cavenett, a campaigner working in London Cycling Campaign’s head, who will speak to us about their ‘Go Dutch’ campaign. See http://lcc.org.uk/pages/go-dutch.
Sun 19 Newsletter 104 deadline. Please send copy to newsletter-articles@camcycle.org.uk . Members are warmly invited to write articles (style guidelines available) and are invited to contact the Editor (Monica Frisch: mfrisch@phonecoop.coop) in the first instance.
Mon 20 From 7 pm Social gathering. Join us at CB2 café, 5-7 Norfolk Street.
September 2012
Sun 2 CTC Cambridge audax rides (see article)
Tue 4 8 pm 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).
Sun 16 British Heart Foundation Oxford to Cambridge. This 89 mile ride links the two university towns. Now with the ‘Ox-Cam’ half starting point in Milton Keynes. See bit.ly/Ly51uD for details.
Sun 30 Cambridge to Norwich bike ride. Get ready to stretch your legs for the last Bike Events ride of the season! This was a brand new ride in 2011 and was very popular so it is being run again in 2012 – starting from Cambridge’s Coldham’s Common and heading east through a landscape of fenland and patchwork fields, finishing in Norwich. See bit.ly/Ly58Gt for full details.
October 2012
1/2/3 7.30 pm Newsletter envelope stuffing. Baby Milk Action offices, 34 Trumpington Street. Help very much welcomed. Date to be arranged.
Tue 2 8 pm Monthly General Meeting. See 4 September.

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 www.cambridge.gov.uk/democracy/

AUGUST 2012
Wed 1 10 am Development Control Forum
Thu 2 7 pm East Area Committee
Wed 8 10 am Joint Development Control Committee: Cambridge Fringes
Wed 15 10 am Joint Development Control – Cambridge Fringes – Development Control Forum
Wed 22 9.30 am Planning Committee
Thu 23 7 pm West/Central Area Committee
Wed 29 10 am Development Control Forum
SEPTEMBER 2012
Thu 6 7 pm East Area Committee
Thu 6 10 am Joint Development Control Committee: Cambridge Fringes
Mon 10 7.30 pm South Area Committee
Wed 12 10 am Joint Development Control – Cambridge Fringes – Development Control Forum
Wed 19 9.30 am Planning Committee
Wed 26 10 am Development Control Forum
Thu 27 6.30 pm North Area Committee

Cycle rides

If you’re looking for sociable and non-competitive cycle rides in the countryside around Cambridge, why not go for a ride with CTC Cambridge? We know all the nicest routes! We offer up to seven rides a week with a variety of speeds and distances, and non-CTC members are welcome to come and try us out. See our calendar of rides at www.ctc-cambridge.org.uk. All rides are graded to give an indication of speed and distance so you should be able to find a day, speed and distance which suits you. If you’re unsure, our Saturday morning leisurely rides are a good way to start. In addition to our normal rides we are running a set of Audax rides on 2 September (see article).

Nigel Deakin.