Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2013, in Newsletter 107.



April 2013
Tue 2 8.00 pm Monthly General Meeting.Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane (with tea and coffee from 7.30 pm, and a chance to chat, and for us to introduce ourselves to new members). Ely Cycling Campaign will present their cycling strategy. They hope to gain the support of all the local campaign organisations so they can make a strong case at the county council.
Sun 14 BTF Duathlon World qualifier, European Championships qualifier, and Triathlon England National Duathlon Championships event. Bottisham Village College. Your chance to see national riders on super-exotic machinery just a few minutes ride from Cambridge. See www.camcycle.org.uk/jumpto/duathlon
Mon 15 7.00 pm Social gathering. Join us from seven for a social gathering at CB2 café, 5-7 Norfolk Street.
Wed 17 evening Ely Cycle Forum. The Cutter Inn, Ely, to discuss new bypass, Cyclepoint (station facility) & LSTF schemes.
Sat 19 Cycle A10. A bike ride to highlight the need for an improved cycle path for the many commuting and leisure cyclists who use, or would like to use, this form of transport on this route. See www.bikeweek.org.uk for details.
May 2013
Sun 5 Newsletter 108 deadline. Please send copy to Monica Frisch: mfrisch@phonecoop.coop. Members are warmly invited to write articles (style guidelines available) and are invited to contact the Editor in the first instance.
Mon 6 Reach Fair Ride. Our annual ride to the traditional village fair at Reach on May day is an ideal family day out. See article.
Tue 7 8.00 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).
13 May – 2 June Cambridgeshire Cycle Challenge. See article.
Sat 25 – Tue 28 Study Tour to Oldenburg and Bremen, Germany. See article.
June 2013
Tue 4 8.00 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).

Cambridge Cycling Campaign reserves the right to decline to promote events or activities where helmets or high visibility clothing are required or implied.

Cycle rides

Do you cycle around Cambridge and fancy going a bit further? If so, why not come for a ride with CTC Cambridge? We hold up to six rides a week in the countryside around Cambridge, and know all the prettiest and quietest routes. Our rides are sociable, non-competitive and moderately-paced, and always include refreshment stops. Non-CTC members are welcome to come and try us out. See our calendar of rides at www.ctc-cambridge.org.uk for full details. All rides are graded to give an indication of speed and distance so you should be able to find a ride which suits you. If you’re unsure, our twice-monthly Saturday morning rides are a great way to start.

Nigel Deakin

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. Development Control Forum and 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. Campaign members may also be interested to attend Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee meetings, which often cover walking/cycling/transport issues. Details of venue and agenda are available about a week beforehand at www.cambridge.gov.uk/democracy/.

Wed 3 April 9.30am Planning Committee
Wed 10 April 10.00am Development Control Forum
Tue 16 April 4.30pm Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee
Wed 17 April 10.30am Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes
Wed 24 April 10.00am Joint Development Control – Cambridge Fringes – Development Control Forum
Thur 25 April 7.00pm West/Central Area Committee
Thur 25 April 7.00pm East Area Committee
Wed 1 May 9.30am Planning Committee