This article was published in 2018, in Newsletter 140.
We are extremely grateful to the teams of volunteers who have written, produced and delivered the newsletter over the last 23 years and converted it to HTML for the website. Many volunteers have been involved for years and years (see the Post-it note alongside), tirelessly contributing their time and energy in support of the goal of more, better and safer cycling for all. Founder member of Cambridge Cycling Campaign, Clare Macrae, gave a good round-up of early contributors in the 50th celebration issue, including David Earl, Mike Smith, Jonathan Whiteland, Philip Morley and Mark Irving. Recent magazine heroes include Monica Frisch, Sarah Rodger, Matthew Danish, Bev Nicolson, John Hartland, Tim Burford, Ann Newton, Ken Warner and Sula Armstrong, as well as the many prolific article-writers over the years among whom Jim Chisholm certainly deserves a notable mention. To everyone who has contributed and continues to contribute to this work, thank you! It has helped made a huge difference to the city we live in.
If you’re reading this newsletter in its printed format, then it will have been delivered to you in a less than colourful brown envelope either by mail (with a stamp) or by hand (without a stamp) in which case courtesy of a group of loyal part-time posties.
Back-track a bit, and the magazines have arrived from the printers. Address labels get stuck onto envelopes, envelopes get stuffed with magazines, magazines are stacked and sorted, ready to go. And it all works.
The person who for the previous 18 years has heroically taken responsibility for this part of the paper trail that is the Campaign newsletter team effort is Lisa Woodburn. Fanfare! Every couple of months the call goes out to us posties to come and help, stuff and collect. Sure of a friendly welcome and lively chat, even the occasional chocolate biscuit, everything somehow gets done and put in good order.
Now after 18 years and over 100 editions of the magazine, Lisa has decided to pass this task on. An enormous thank you, Lisa, and many more miles of happy cycling.