Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2017, in Newsletter 131.

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.

4 April: County Council Hustings.

2 May: City Deal workshop.

Camcycle social event

10 April: Salisbury Arms, Tenison Road CB1 2DW.

Camcycle newsletter dates

Newsletter team meeting: 10 April 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 discuss the most recent issue and plan the next one. Cyclescape 979

Copy deadline: 30 April 2017. Members’ help with the newsletter, including writing articles, taking photos, providing reviews and laying out content, is always very welcome.

Newsletter distribution: week of 30 May. 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

Reconnaissance ride: 29 April. Meet at 10am at the Guildhall in Cambridge, volunteers needed.

Reach Ride 1 May: Meet before 10am at the Guildhall in Cambridge, 10.30am at the Newmarket Road P&R or in Jubilee Gardens in Ely (see article).

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 the month from outside The Mill pub on Mill Lane, Cambridge. No-one takes responsibility for organising it 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 hashtag 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, 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: 12 April and 10 May, both at 10am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee: 1 June 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: 15 June at 4pm in The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ, 25 January at 4pm at South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne CB23 6EA.

Greater Cambridge City Deal Joint Assembly: 7 June at 4pm in The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes: 19 April, 17 May, 21 June, 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: 22 June at 6.30pm venue tbc.

Planning Committee: 5 April, 26 April, 7 June, all at 10am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

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

West Central Area Committee: no forthcoming meetings scheduled.