This is Newsletter number 120! The first one came out in July 1995 and the lead article announced the launch of Cambridge Cycling Campaign ‘at a lively public meeting on Friday June 16 at Parkside College, attended by about a hundred people’. So this year is also our 20th anniversary.
There have been a lot of changes since 1995: in Cambridge, in cycling and in the Campaign. But throughout, the newsletter has documented what has been going on: campaigning against cycling bans, for cycle parking, for better, safer and more cycling; cycle rides; meetings and more. It has provided information, for cyclists, for councillors, and for decision-makers.
Over the years it has changed in style, from monochrome and largely text to full colour with photographs from issue 100.
The 50th newsletter, in October 2003, had a cover made up of the covers of the previous 49 issues, showing the changes in style. Scrolling through the back copies – all are available online at www.camcycle.org.uk/newsletters/previous.html – one is struck by the enormous range of topics covered, the use of maps – though OpenStreetMap has replaced the hand-drawn maps in the earlier newsletters – and the constant emphasis on improving provision for cycling. But all the time it has been an attractive, high-quality publication, produced to professional standards thanks to a dedicated, conscientious group of contributors, editors and proofreaders. We couldn’t do it without you. Your help continues to be essential and much needed. Thank you.