Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2017, in Newsletter 130.

Camcycle 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 8pm, with tea and coffee from 7.30pm. The agenda includes opportunities to discuss current issues and planning matters. All welcome.

7 February: Workshop to discuss core Camcycle values and campaigning priorites for 2017.

7 March: to be advised.

Camcycle newsletter dates

Newsletter Team meeting: 15 February at 5.45pm in Grads Café on the 3rd floor of the University Centre, Mill Lane. All are welcome to attend this meeting where we will discuss the most recent issue and plan the next one. Cyclescape 979.

Copy deadline: 26 February: Members’ help with the newsletter, including writing articles, taking photos, providing reviews and laying out content, is always very welcome.

Newsletter distribution: week of 28 March. 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

Reach Ride planning meeting

Please join Willa McDonald (Events Officer), Simon Nuttall and Matthew Danish at 10am on 22 February at this planning meeting for the Reach Ride. Please email for venue details.

The Reach Ride will be held on Bank Holiday Monday 1 May and members’ involvement is invaluable to ensure that Camcycle’s flagship event runs as smoothly as usual. We will also be asking members to volunteer to be marshals and ride supporters on the day.

Cambridge cycle rides

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 welcome.

#CamRideHome starts at 6pm on the last Friday of each month from outside The Mill pub on Mill Lane, Cambridge. No-one takes responsibility for organising it and so it just depends on who turns up. Usually a few do and they enjoy a one-hour leisurely tour of the city finishing up at a pub. Follow the hash tag and enjoy.

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 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: 16 February, 12 March, 12 April all at 10am in Committee Room 1 & 2 -The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee: 28 February at 4.30pm in Committee Room 1 & 2 -The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

East Area Committee: 6 April at 7pm in Cherry Trees Day Centre, St Matthew’s St, Cambridge CB1 2LT.

Greater Cambridge City Deal Executive Board: 8 March at 4pm in The Council Chamber, Shire Hall, Cambridge CB3 0AJ.

Greater Cambridge City Deal Joint Assembly: 1 March at 2pm in The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes: 15 February, 15 March, 19 April 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: 9 February at 5pm in Committee Room 2, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

North Area Committee: 2 March at 6.30pm in the Shirley Primary School, Nuffield Road, Cambridge CB4 1TF.

Planning Committee: 1 February, 1 March, 5 April, all at 10am in Committee Room 1 & 2 -The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

South Area Committee: 24 April at 7pm in the Wilkinson Room, St John the Evangelist Church, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN.

West Central Area Committee: 9 March at 7pm in St Augustine’s Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge CB4 3PS.