Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2018, in Newsletter 136.

Camcycle monthly meetings and events

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.

6 February Film screening: ‘Beauty and the Bike’ This film looks at why girls in cycling-friendly countries continue to cycle into adulthood, whilst in many other countries, they tend to give up during the teenage years. Part of the Transition Cambridge ‘Films for our Future’ festival.

9 February e-Luminate bike parade Join Camcycle as we celebrate the ‘Switch On’ of the e-Luminate festival with a bike parade around the light installations in the city centre. Decorate your bike with lights as creatively as you can and meet us in front of the Guildhall by 7.15pm.

6 March Guest speaker Lucy Marstrand will talk about her research ‘Transport culture and curriculum: what’s stopping walking and cycling from being mainstream?’, which looks at local authority ‘Heads of Transport’ to find out more about the people and their qualifications within the transport environment around the UK.

17 April Spring Social venue tbc.

Camcycle newsletter dates

Newsletter Team meeting 13 February (Tuesday) 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 25 February. Members’ help with the newsletter, including writing articles, taking photos, providing reviews and laying out content, is always very welcome.

Newsletter distribution 27 March. 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. For CTC Cambridge see:

#CamRideHome rides start 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 on Twitter to find out more.

City and county council committees

Campaign members may be interested in attending council meetings. Planning Committee and Area Committee meetings often include cycling and walking issues. Development Control Forum and Joint Development Control Committee meetings determine planning applications relating to major housing development proposals. The Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee meetings often cover walking, cycling, and other transport issues.

Agendas are usually online about a week in advance at Please check the website in case meetings have been cancelled, or times or venues changed.

Development Control Forum 21 February at 10am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee 13 February at 4.30pm in Committee Room 1 & 2, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

East Area Committee 5 April at 7pm in Cherry Trees Day Centre, St Matthew’s St, Cambridge CB1 2LT.

Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board 8 February at 4pm in the Council Chamber, South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne CB23 6EA and 21 March at 4pm in the Kreis Viersen Room, Shire Hall, Castle Hill, Cambridge CB3 0AP.

Greater Cambridge Partnership Joint Assembly 28 February at 2pm in the Council Chamber, South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne CB23 6EA.

Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes 14 March at 10.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

North Area Committee 1 March at 6.30pm, venue tbc.

Planning Committee 7 February and 7 March at 10am in Committee Room 1 & 2, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

South Area Committee 23 April at 7pm in Wilkinson Room – St John the Evangelist Church, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN.

West Central Area Committee 8 March at 7pm at Castle Street Methodist Church, Cambridge CB3 0AH.

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.