Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2015, in Newsletter 120.

Monthly meetings

The Campaign’s monthly general meeting is held in the Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane on the first Tuesday of each month. Business starts at 8.00pm, with tea and coffee from 7.30pm, and a chance to chat, and for us to introduce ourselves to new members. The agenda includes opportunities to discuss current issues and planning matters. Sometimes there is a speaker.

Next meetings: 2 June; 7 July; 4 August

20th Anniversary Celebrations

Tuesday 16 June Twenty years since the Campaign’s inaugural meeting in 1995. Please meet us in front of the Guildhall at 6pm for a group ride followed by a picnic celebration. Details will be provided on Twitter (@camcycle #camcycle20), our website and with an email to members.

Sunday 21 June Painting competition deadline (see earlier in this Newsletter).

Bicycle wheel-building workshop

Saturday 27 June This is a practical course where you learn how to build strong and durable bicycle wheels. Master a new skill in a controlled supportive environment. Places restricted to ensure high student-teacher ratio. All equipment provided. More information and enrolment:

Newsletter dates

There are several opportunities for members to help with the newsletter. One is by writing articles, taking photos and providing other illustrations. There is advice about this and style guidelines on our website

Copy deadline for Newsletter 121 August-September 2015: Sunday 21 June

Volunteers are also needed to help put newsletters into envelopes and then to deliver them. If you might be able to assist, please contact Lisa Woodburn (via who co-ordinates this. Stuffing of the newsletter is usually on the last Tuesday or Wednesday of the month before the newsletter appears.

Newsletter meetings: These are held every two months, shortly after the newsletter has appeared, to discuss the most recent issue and plan the next one. They are held at 5.30pm in Grads Café on the 3rd floor of the University Centre. The next one is likely to be on Monday 8 June.


#CamRideHome rides start at 6pm on the last Friday of the month from outside The Mill pub on Mill Lane. They tour part of the city at a steady pace, returning to the pub for a drink an hour later. Led by Ben Hayward Cycles. CamRideHome is a ride aimed at encouraging safe commuting. Experienced riders, riding around the urban cycle network with those less experienced, passing on hints and tips on riding, clothing, lights, interacting with other users. Explore the network, find treasures of Cambridge outside your usual radar!

City and County Council committees

Campaign members may be interested in attending 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. The Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee meetings also often cover walking/cycling/transport issues.

Information on dates and venues is on and minutes of meetings are also available. Agendas are usually online there about a week in advance. Please check the website in case meetings have been cancelled or times or venues changed.

Cambridge City Joint Area Committee administered by Cambridgeshire County Council. Next meeting: 14 July, 4.30pm, Kreis Viersen Room, Shire Hall, Cambridge CB3 0AP.

Development Control Forum: usually on a Wednesday at 10.00am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 10 June; 8 July; 12 August.

Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee: usually on a Tuesday at 4.30pm in Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meeting: 16 June.

East Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 7.00pm in the Meeting Room – Cherry Trees Day Centre. Next meeting: 2 July.

Greater Cambridge City Deal Executive Board administered by South Cambridgeshire District Council. Next meetings: 18 June at 2.00pm, Guildhall, Cambridge; 4 August.

Greater Cambridge City Deal Joint Assembly administered by South Cambridgeshire District Council. Next meetings: 15 July at 2.00pm, South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne.

Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes: usually a Wednesday at 10.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 17 June; 15 July.

North Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 6.30pm. Next meeting: 11 June, Buchan Street Community Centre.

Planning Committee: usually a Wednesday at 9.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 3 June; 1 July; 5 August.

South Area Committee: usually a Monday at 7.00pm. Next meeting: 29 June, Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre, Colville Road, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge CB1 9EJ.

West Central Area Committee: usually a Wednesday at 7.00pm. Next meeting: 8 July (provisional), Wesley Methodist Church, Christ’s Pieces, Cambridge CB1 1LG.

Monica Frisch

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