Help Wanted

This article was published in 1997, in Newsletter 12.

Not only is this our biggest newsletter, but it must also be our biggest ever ‘Help Wanted’ section!

National Bike Week Events

National Bike Week is fast approaching, and we’re keen to find volunteers for several of the events.

Please contact Paula (Tel: 323057) if you can help on the stall at any of the following:

  • Dr Bike, Saturday 7, all day (from 9 a.m.)
  • Cyclists’ Breakfast, Wednesday 11, 7:30 to 9 a.m.
  • Cycling City Cinema, Wednesday 11, from 7 p.m.
  • Awards Ceremony and Debate, Friday 13, from 7 p.m.

Volunteer mechanics would be invaluable for Dr Bike – contact Mark (Tel: 882378 E-mail:

General helpers are also needed for the following:

  • Cyclists’ Breakfast, Wednesday 11, 7:30 to 9 a.m.
  • Cycling City Cinema, Wednesday 11, from 7 p.m.
  • Awards Ceremony and Debate, Friday 13, from 7 p.m.

Lastly, we’re sending posters and fliers to every Campaign member. Please display them in as many prominent places as possible. We’ll have plenty of spares, if you’d like some more.

Clare Tel: 336024

Riders for National Bike Week Parade

As part of National Bike Week, Cambridge Cycling Campaign is organising a parade of unusual and decorated cycles. We would like to hear from anyone with an unusual cycle such as a tricycle, tandem, recumbent, folding or veteran bicycle. If you can help, please get in touch. The Parade will take place on Saturday 14 June, leaving Jesus Green at 1 p.m. and arriving at the Mill Pond at around 2 p.m.

David Jordan E-mail:

Leaders for WWF Cycle Ride Sunday 6 July

We’re helping WWF to organise a shorter, local alternative to the London to Cambridge ride. The route is from Midsummer Common to Baits Bite Lock and back. The ride will be split up into small groups and marshals are needed to ride along with each group. Can you help?

Richard Taylor Tel: 426199

Marshals for Womens National 25 Mile Championship, Sunday 8 June

We’ve received a request from the Velo Club Free Press for help with marshalling a time trial (race) on Sunday 8 June, during National Bike Week. They’re hosting the National Women’s 25 mile Championship, and they’re looking for at least six volunteers, and preferably a few more. Volunteers are needed at Milton Community Centre at 6 a.m., and will be needed until around 11 a.m. Marshalling consists of standing at a junction (most probably the roundabout near Tesco) and making sure that the riders know where to go. You’ll be given very clear instructions on what to do.

If you can’t manage the whole time, then help for part of the time would be welcome.

If you can help, please could contact me as soon as possible, on Cambridge 336024, and I’ll pass names onto the organisers.


Enumerators for traffic surveys

The Cycling Campaign has now influenced the design of several cycle routes, road junctions and crossings around the city. In order to determine the value of these contributions it needs to measure the impact on traffic movements. Jim Chisholm has established the ‘Cycle Enumeration Subgroup’ which by the time this newsletter reaches you will have surveyed cycle traffic along Trumpington Road. More volunteers are needed for future surveys. The task involves counting cycle movements in a two hour period during a typical day. More details from Jim on 841954 or


Going Nowhere

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How often have you cursed a cycleway direction sign which has been pointed in another direction by vandals? According to Nigel Stevens of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Environment and Transport department, you’re welcome to turn it straight again by hand (if it turns easily). Please also let the Council know it needs tightening up, by telephoning 717751.