Campaign Diary

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. Please note that 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.

7 August: With guest speaker Susan Rooke from Cambridgeshire County Council’s Greenways project team

4 September: With guest speaker Alec Seaman from World Bicycle Relief (see detail on Events page). Part of Cambridge Festival of Cycling.

For more exciting events from Cambridge Festival of Cycling including the first Cargo Carnival, please see article.

Summer social

1 September: Family-friendly cycle ride and picnic to Brook Leys in Eddington. (see detail on Events page). Part of Cambridge Festival of Cycling.

Stall bike events

1 and 4 August: John Lewis picnic event. Join us on the second floor of John Lewis on Wednesday 1 August between 3 and 7pm or Saturday 4 August between 11am and 5pm.

23 September: Milton Autumn Festival. Cyclescape 1767

Camcycle newsletter dates

Newsletter team meeting: All are welcome to attend this meeting where we discuss the most recent issue and plan the next one. Date and location to be confirmed. Please see Cyclescape 979 for more details.

Copy deadline: 26 August. Members’ help with the newsletter, including writing articles, taking photos, providing reviews and laying out content, is always very welcome.

Newsletter distribution: week of 24 September. Members organise the newsletter distribution, putting into envelopes and then getting them delivered. More volunteers would be a great help. More volunteers would be a great help. Please contact Lisa Woodburn (via contact@camcycle.org.uk).

Cambridge cycle rides

#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.

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. www.ctc-cambridge.org.uk

City and county council committees

Campaign members may be interested in attending council meet-ings. Planning Committee and Area Committee meetings often in-clude cycling and walking issues. Development Control Forum and Joint Development Control Committee meetings determine plan-ning applications relating to major housing development proposals.

Agendas are usually online about a week in advance www.cambridge.gov.uk/democracy. Please check the website in case meetings have been cancelled, or times or venues changed.

Development Control Forum 8 August and 13 September at 10am in Committee Room 1 & 2, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

East Area Committee 11 October at 7pm in Abbey Meadows Community Primary School, Galfrid Road, Cambridge CB5 8ND.

Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board 11 October at 4pm in the Council Chamber, South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne CB23 6AE.

Greater Cambridge Partnership Joint Assembly 20 September at 2pm in the Council Chamber, South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne CB23 6AE

Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes 15 August at 10.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

North Area Committee 13 September at 6.30pm in Chesterton Community College, Gilbert Road, Cambridge CB4 3NY.

Planning Committee 29 August at 10am in Committee Room 1 & 2, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

South Area Committee 10 September at 7pm in the Wilkinson Room, St John the Evangelist Church, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN.

West Central Area Committee 20 September at 7pm in 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.