I am pleased to be writing today as the new Co-ordinator for Cambridge Cycling Campaign, following the Annual General Meeting on 29 October.
First, I would like to thank those committee members who did not re-stand at the AGM: Jim Chisholm, Shirley Fieldhouse and Chris Howell. The committee has lost a wealth of experience – Jim, Shirley and Chris, I hope you will continue to engage with the Campaign and contribute to debate.
We welcome back Klaas Brümann, who stepped down in September in order to give all three candidates for the two vacant committee positions a chance to be involved. This means there are still two vacancies on the committee for those wishing to help the Campaign. In particular, I would like to hear from anyone interested in the under-25s committee post (being under 25 not required!), as I feel the campaign is not currently engaging with and representing younger cyclists. However, interest in any unfilled posts or general campaigning positions is also most welcome. There are descriptions of the various roles on the website at www.camcycle.org.uk/about/charity/boardoftrustees/.
For those of you who haven’t met me or heard from me before, please allow me to introduce myself. I moved to Cambridge in 2001, but I didn’t start cycling until 2007. I’ve been a member of the Campaign for several years, becoming more actively involved earlier in 2013. I joined the committee in September to fill a vacant position. I live in East Chesterton -I’m always happy to discuss cycling over a pint at the local.
I look forward to watching cycling grow in Cambridge over the next few years,