Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2018, in Newsletter 140.

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 are welcome. 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 livestreamed on Facebook.

2 October: General meeting with guest speaker Tom Daly, Regional Operational Cycling Lead, from St John Ambulance. The meeting will also include a screening of our new Welcome to Cycling video.

6 November: General meeting with guest speaker James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

11 December: Camcycle Winter Social. 6.30 pm at Thirsty, Chesterton Road

19 January: Camcycle AGM. 10.30 am at Clay Farm Centre, Trumpington.

Camcycle magazine dates

We welcome members’ help with our magazine, including writing articles, taking photos, providing reviews and laying out content. If you’d like to get involved, please follow Cyclescape 4264 and 4266 or contact us at

Copy deadline for the first issue of our quarterly format is Sunday 28 October.

Magazine distribution will be the week of 26 November. Members organise the newsletter distribution, putting into envelopes and then getting them delivered. More volunteers would be a great help. Please email if you can support this work.

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.

#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 10 October, 14 and 28 November at 10am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

East Area Committee No meetings are planned for this period.

Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board 6 December at 4pm in the Council Chamber, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

Greater Cambridge Partnership Joint Assembly 15 November at 2pm in the Council Chamber, South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne CB23 6AE.

Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes 24 October and 21 November at 10.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

North Area Committee No meetings are planned for this period.

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

South Area Committee No meetings are planned for this period.

West Central Area Committee 29 November at 7pm in Canterbury Hall, St Augustine’s Church/Community Centre, 99 Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS.

Please note:

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