Campaign Diary

June

Thur 1 8.30 am Newsletter 30 review meeting, at Tatties café
Sun 4 Cambridge Wheel sponsored bike ride in aid of Action Research. Choice of roughly 28 or 43 mile circular routes phone (01473) 219499 e-mail camwheel@actionr14.freeserve.co.uk
Tue 6 7.30 pm Open meeting, Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane, at the Park Street junction. (Tea and coffee, a chance to chat, and for us to introduce ourselves to new members for the first half-hour. The meeting itself starts at 8 pm.)
Sun 11 2 pm Leisurely ride. Meet at Brookside, near Lensfield Road. A countryside ride at a gentle pace. Includes a tea shop or café stop. We are usually back in Cambridge by 6 pm. Don’t be confused by the longer CTC afternoon ride, which sets off at the same time.
Wed 14 7.30 pm Millennium Festival of Cycling subgroup meeting, at 100 Thoday Street, Cambridge. 7.00 pm for 7.30

Sat 17-Sun 25 June 2000: the Millennium Festival of Cycling

Sat 17-Sun 25 Arrive by Bike – get discounted admission at many tourist attractions throughout East Anglia
Sat 17-Thur 22 Chocolate Chain and Golden Bell Awards 2000
Sat 17 10-3 Dr. Bike – Free cycle health checks. Guildhall Street, Cambridge
Sun 18 8 am CTC Reliability Ride. 100 miles in 9 hours, or start at 9 am and do it in 8 hours
Mon 19-Sun 25 Ride The Net
Mon 19-Sat 24 Photo Exhibition at Cambridge Central Library. A display of cycling-related photos covering 70 years, by local cycling legend Donnex Claydon
Mon 19 9.30 am CTC ride to Shuttleworth Museum. Meet at Brookside – 55 miles
Tues 20 8 to 9 am Free Cyclists’ Breakfast for National Bike to Work Day. Hobbs Pavilion Restaurant, on Parker’s Piece, are offering breakfast to anyone arriving by bike
Tues 20 9.15 am CTC Retired Persons (University of the Third Age) ride, leaving Parker’s Piece after free breakfast – 20 miles. Alternatively, meet this ride at 9 am at Brookside
Tues 20 7.20 pm CTC Mountain Bike evening ride. Meet at Brookside, Lensfield Road, and ride to the Red Lion at Swaffham Prior
Wed 21 4 am CTC Dawn Ride and Longest ride. Meet at Brookside and ride to Wandlebury to see the dawn, and then to the Comfort Café for breakfast – 20 miles
Wed 21 7-9 pm Cycling in Cambridge: Past, Present and the Future Anglia Polytechnic University, Helmore Building, Room 803
Wed 21 pm Sustrans Ride the Net and convergence of cyclists on Midsummer Common. Afternoon civic reception on the Common
Thur 22 9.30 am CTC ride to Welney Bird Reserve. Meet at Brookside – 60 miles
Thur 22 7.20 pm CTC Mountain Bike evening ride. Meet at Brookside, Lensfield Road, and ride to the Hare and Hounds in Harlton
Fri 23 7.30pm Awards Dinner. Campaign members are invited to join us for dinner at Hobbs’ Pavilion restaurant, and for the announcement of the winners of the Golden Bell and Chocolate Chain awards. phone 500902 to book a place
Fri 23-Sun 25 CTC York Rally
Sat 24 – Sun 25 East of England Cycling Discovery Festival. Ride the Peterborough Millennium Green Wheel on either day and get a cycling discovery map, choice of routes (9, 18 or 30 miles), vouchers for places to visit en route, Treasure Hunt for all ages, special wheelchair route, and a small gift for all completing the route – Start times 10.00 – 12.00. phone (01473) 825621 for more information
Sat 24 10 am CTC visit to Houghton Mill. Meet at Brookside – 35 miles
Sun 25 2-4 pm Cyclethon, the Cambridge Festival of Cycling – on Midsummer Common
Sun 25 8.50 am CTC all-day ride to Great Sampford. Starts from Brookside – 65 miles
Sun 25 2 pm CTC afternoon ride to Wendens Ambo. Meet at Brookside – 40 miles
Sun 25 5 pm A special showing of Hoffman’s light-hearted film version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Arts Picture House, Cambridge. Bookings phone 504444
Tue 27 7.30 pm Cycle Parking subgroup meeting at 3 Bentinck Street, Cambridge

July

Sun 2 Ninth Heritage Sponsored Bike Ride in aid of Action Research. A 50 or 25 mile circular ride starting and finishing at the Upper Green, Long Melford, near Sudbury, Suffolk. phone (01473) 219499 for information
Tue 4 7.30 pm Open meeting, Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane. See 6 June for description
Sat 8 Newsletter 31 deadline. Please send copy to Mark Irving
Sun 9 2 pm Leisurely Ride. Meet at Brookside, near Lensfield Road. See 11 June for description
Sun 23 London to Cambridge bike ride, in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Bike Events Ltd phone (01225) 480130 e-mail events@breakthrough.org.uk
Wed 26 7.30 pm Newsletter Stuffing at 8 Thirleby Close. Help very much welcomed!

August

Tue 1 7.30 pm Open meeting, Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane. See 6 June for description
Sun 13 2 pm Leisurely Ride. Meet at Brookside, near Lensfield Road. See 11 June for description
Sun 27 2 pm Leisurely Ride. Meet at Brookside, near Lensfield Road. See 11 June for description

September

Sun 3 Ride the Wheel 2000 – Cycling Crossword Team Competition. The launch of the Peterborough Millennium Green Wheel, with a competition for teams of 6 people. For entry forms, contact Peterborough Environment City Trust, High Street, Fletton, Peterborough, PE2 8DT. (01733) 760890.
Tue 5 7.30 pm Open meeting, Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane. See 6 June for description
Sat 9 Newsletter 32 deadline. Please send copy to Mark Irving
Sun 10 2 pm Leisurely Ride. Meet at Brookside, near Lensfield Road. See 11 June for description
Sun 24 2 pm Leisurely Ride. Meet at Brookside, near Lensfield Road. See 11 June for description
Fri 22 European Car Free Day. Co-ordinated by the ETA – for information, see http://www.eta.co.uk/ and http://www.22september.org/
Wed 7.30 pm Newsletter Stuffing at 8 Thirleby Close. Help very much welcomed!