This article was published in 2017, in Newsletter 132.
Camcycle’s involvement as one of the first local community groups to participate in the new Co-op Local Community Fund (see Newsletter 129) was a fantastic success. The combination of Co-op members choosing Camcycle to receive their membership rewards, plus a share of the plastic bag levy, meant that we raised an amazing £6,513.74!
We will use these funds to support the design and publication of new materials aimed at school, college and university students, although suitable for many other audiences. With these funds we will also be able to distribute more widely our City Centre Cycling Map (see back cover). The map was recently updated with funding from the City Council Cycling Promotion Fund.
Happily, we have also been selected for the second round of the Co-op Community Fund, this time for the southern Cambridge stores including Mill Road, Perne Road, Hills Rd, Brookgate and The Marque. Please select ‘Camcycle – South Area’ as your supported cause (if you have any queries you can call the Co-op membership team on 0800 023 4708).
With money arising from this next round we hope to support our work with students by producing more materials as well as lights and bells that can be used in student cycling packs.
Along with all of these materials (and hopefully a new stall bike) we will also need volunteers to help with our events and distribution of materials to students. This will build on the great work we have recently done to build better connections with colleges. Please get in touch if you can help.
Roxanne De Beaux