From the Vice Chair

This article was published in 2017, in Newsletter 135.

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So, it’s Newsletter time again. Can you help us make sure the next edition goes to press as normal? We NEED new volunteers to keep this wonderful publication going – any editors, layout designers or admin whizzes out there? See later in this Newsletter for more details of how you can help.

And yes, it is cold, windy, and most notably dark at this time of year. It is also a great time to be on your cycle. The nights may be cold, but with sufficient layers, and plenty of pairs of gloves, you too can enjoy the clear skies full of stars. It is truly wonderful once you’ve left the urban light pollution behind.

Perhaps you would like to get your cycle blessed, so that your iron horse can take you a long way safely, or read about the wonderful charity Wheels for Wellbeing?

Of course, not everything is great. We explore the depths of One Station Square to find out how only fit people using very light bikes are provided with cycle parking. We also consider how new settlements should separate people from fast-moving vehicles.

And we discuss why Operation Close Pass is important, even though the local police disagree.

We report on the work of Smarter Cambridge Transport, our stall bike refresh project and our gratitude for being Cambridge 105’s October charity of the month.

And of course, finally, the festive season is upon us. Membership gift pack anyone? Hopefully some of you will choose to pop one into a loved one’s stocking.

Robin Heydon