Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2016, in Newsletter 128.

Camcycle monthly meetings

The Campaign’s monthly general meeting is held on the first Tuesday of each month in the Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane. Business starts at 8pm, with refreshments from 7.30pm. There is a main speaker followed by discussion of current issues and planning matters.

4 October: Nic Fox from Velo Sister, a shop selling cycling themed, ethically-sourced clothing. A percentage of the profits go to supporting women in cycling.

1 November: tbc

Camcycle AGM

6 December 7.15pm at the Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane. See article.

Camcycle newsletter

Copy deadline: 30 October. Members’ help with the newsletter, including writing articles, taking photos and providing reviews, is always very welcome.

Newsletter Team meeting: 12 October at 5.45pm in Grads Café on the 3rd floor of the University Centre, Mill Lane. All are welcome to this meeting where we discuss the most recent issue and plan the next one. Cyclescape thread 979.

Newsletter distribution: week of 28 November. Camcycle members organise the newsletter distribution, putting into envelopes and then getting them delivered. More volunteers would be a great help. Please contact Lisa Woodburn (via

Cambridge cycle rides

#CamRideHome rides start at 6pm on the last Friday of the month from outside The Mill pub on Mill Lane. See

CTC Cambridge holds up to six rides a week in the countryside around Cambridge. These range from short, leisurely-paced rides which last 2-3 hours on a Saturday morning, medium-length rides on a Sunday afternoon, to long rides on a Thursday or Sunday that last all day. All are welcome to any of our rides – however if you’re unsure where to start we’d suggest trying one of our twice-monthly Saturday morning rides to start with: if you can cycle across Cambridge to get to the start, you should be fine carrying on with us to a local café! Our rides are sociable, non-competitive and moderately paced. We know all the prettiest and quietest routes and always stop along the way for food and drink. Please see for details of all our rides. CTC Cambridge is a local group of Cycling UK, the national charity that promotes cycling for everybody.

Please Note

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

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. The Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee meetings often cover walking/cycling/transport issues.

Agendas are usually online 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: no forthcoming meetings scheduled.

Development Control Forum: 10 October (Chisholm Trail bridge); 12 October; 9 November; 7 December; all at 10am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee: 6 December 4.30pm in Committee Room 1 & 2 – The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

East Area Committee: 13 October 7pm in Cherry Trees Day Centre, St Matthew’s St, Cambridge CB1 2LT.

Greater Cambridge City Deal Executive Board: 13 October; 10 November; 8 December, all at 2pm at The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

Greater Cambridge City Deal Joint Assembly: 3 November at 2pm in South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne CB23 6EA; 1 December at 2pm in The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes: 19 October; 16 November; 14 December all at 10.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

Joint Strategic Transport and Spatial Planning Group: no forthcoming meetings scheduled.

Members Cycling and Pedestrian Steering Group: no forthcoming meetings scheduled.

North Area Committee: 15 December 6.30pm venue tbc

Planning Committee: 2 November 10am; 30 November 10am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

South Area Committee: 3 October 7pm in the Wilkinson Room -St John the Evangelist Church, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN.

West Central Area Committee: 7 December 7pm at Wesley Methodist Church, Christ’s Pieces, Cambridge CB1 1LG.