Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2018, in Newsletter 137.

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. Camcycle may take photographs and videos at these meetings. These may be used in our publications, advertisements, media releases, website and social media. The video footage may be live-streamed on Facebook. General meetings and socials are open to everyone.

General meeting 3 April. Campaigning discussion.

General meeting 1 May. Sean Moroney and Peter Dawe from Cambridge Electric Transport will be talking about ‘Safe, all-weather cycling with the CitiPod’.

Spring Social 17 April at 6.30 pm onwards at the Grain and Hop Store (upstairs), 69 Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1AB. Hope to see you there.

Camcycle newsletter dates

Newsletter Team meeting 11 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 29 April. Members’ help with the newsletter, including writing articles, taking photos, providing reviews and laying out content, is always very welcome.

Newsletter distribution Week of 29 May. 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

Reach Ride 7 May. Meet from 9am onwards for a 10am start outside the Guildhall, Market Square. See article in this Newsletter.

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, to medium-length or longer rides on a Sunday afternoon, to long rides on a Thursday or Sunday that last all day. All are welcome.

#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 and enjoy.

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. 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 11 April and 9 May at 10am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee No meetings are scheduled.

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

Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board 4 July at 4pm in Committee rooms 1 & 2, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3JQ.

Greater Cambridge Partnership Joint Assembly 14 June at 2pm in Committee rooms 1 & 2, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes 18 April at 10.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

North Area Committee 21 June at 6.30pm, venue tbc.

Planning Committee 25 April at 10am in Committee Room 1 & 2, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

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

West Central Area Committee 5 July venue tbc.

Please note

Camcycle reserves the right to decline to promote events or activities where helmets or high-visibility clothing are required or implied.