Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2017, in Newsletter 133.

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. Camcycle may take photographs and videos at these meetings. These may be used in our publications, advertisements, media releases, website and social media platforms to promote our events and the work that we do. The video footage may be live-streamed on Facebook. All welcome.

1 August Cyclist and writer Andrew P. Sykes talking about his book: Spain to Norway on a Bike Called Reggie.

5 September Workshop tbc.

Camcycle summer social

Saturday 12 August 2017 from 2pm onwards at the Haymakers, 54 High Street, Cambridge CB4 1NG.

Join us for fun cycling company and be tempted by the pub’s fantastic all-day pizza.

Can we photograph your bike? Lucy Price, a professional photographer, will be at the Social and is hoping to take photos of a variety of Camcycle hero bikes. For those who donate a bike to be shot, or come and help us photograph, Lucy has offered to do a 5min headshot session for use anywhere you wish, professionally, online on blogs etc.

Camcycle newsletter dates

Newsletter team meeting: 9 August 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: 27 August 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 26 September. 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

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.

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 www. Please check the website in case meetings have been cancelled, or times or venues changed.

Development Control Forum: 9 August and 6 September, both at 10am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee: 12 September at 4.30pm in Committee Room 1 & 2 – The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

East Area Committee: 12 October at 7pm in Cherry Trees Day Centre, St Matthew’s St, Cambridge CB1 2LT.

Greater Cambridge City Deal (Greater Cambridge Partnership) Executive Board: 20 September at 4pm in The Council Chamber, South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne CB23 6EA.

Greater Cambridge City Deal (Greater Cambridge Partnership) Joint Assembly: 13 September at 2pm in The Council Chamber, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes: 16 August and 13 September at 10.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

Members Cycling and Pedestrian Steering Group: no meetings scheduled.

North Area Committee: 14 September 6.30pm venue tbc.

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

South Area Committee: 2 October at 7pm at St John the Evangelist Church, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN.

West Central Area Committee: 28 September at 7pm at Wesley Methodist Church, Christ’s Pieces, Cambridge CB1 1LG.

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.