Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2000, in Newsletter 31.

August

Tue 1 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 6 1.30 pm Leisurely ride. Meet at the station to catch the 13:34 train to Audley End, then cycle back to Cambridge via Chrishall Grange, Fowlmere, Barrington. Tea at Barton if we arrive in time, but bring a drink and a snack.
Mon 7 7.30 pm Bikes on Trains meeting, Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane. We’ll discuss the Campaign’s policy for bikes on trains, and our message for the Shadow Strategic Rail Authority. See Bikes and trains news
Sun 13 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
Tue 15 8.30 am Newsletter 31 review and Newsletter 32 planning – see below
Mon 21 7 pm Join us for a social gathering at CB2 café 5-7 Norfolk Street
Would you like to meet other Campaign members for a chat? Then come along to one of our monthly social gatherings. These will now be held at a new venue, the CB2 café in Norfolk Street, where you can have anything from just coffee to a full meal. The food is good and reasonably priced, with plenty of vegetarian choices. So, from 7 pm on Monday 21 August and Monday 18 September, you’ll find Campaign members at CB2, 5-7 Norfolk Street (off East Road). Hope to see you there.
26-28 Mildenhall Cycling Rally, the largest event of its kind promoted in the UK by a single cycling club. For information, see www.mrally.freeserve.co.uk (mandy.cook@ntlworld.com), or write to e-mail Vera Staines. 7 Jellicoe Place, Thetford, Norfolk. IP24 2JU
Sun 27 2 pm Leisurely Ride. Meet at Brookside, near Lensfield Road. See 13 August for description
Thur 31 7.30 pm Cycle Parking subgroup meeting, 3 Bentinck Street

September

Sun 3 Ride the Wheel 2000 – see Grand opening of the Green Wheel. Contact Peterborough Environment City Trust, High Street, Fletton, Peterborough, PE2 8DT. phone (01733) 760890
Sun 3 2 pm Leisurely Ride to Hinxton Mill.
An extra ride to see Hinxton’s working water mill in picturesque surroundings, and for tea and cakes in the barn. There’s a £1 entry fee (but it’s free for members of the Cambridge Preservation Society). Start at 2.00 pm from Brookside (Lensfield Road end), and cycle via Little Shelford, Whittlesford, Duxford, and Hinxton.
Tue 5 7.30 pm Open meeting, Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane. See 1 August 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 13 August for description
Mon 18 7 pm Join us for a social gathering at CB2 café 5-7 Norfolk Street
Sun 24 24;pm Leisurely Ride. Meet at Brookside, near Lensfield Road. See 13 August 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 27 7.30 pm Newsletter Stuffing – at a new location

One of the more entertaining tasks of producing this publication is the regular ‘stuffing’ of envelopes. A handful of us spend an hour or two putting newsletters into envelopes, over tea and coffee. As the exercise has grown, we’ve decided to move it to a bigger and more central venue: the Baby Milk Action offices, at 23 St Andrews Street (between the Robert Sayle main and computer shop entrances – above Jacobs Outfitters). If you can spare an hour or so, from 7.30 pm on Wednesday 27 September, and would like an easy way to help the Campaign, we’d be very pleased to see you.

(Actually, the most entertaining part of all is the review meeting – Tuesday 15 August – where a few of us meet at 8.30 in Tatties for breakfast, pick apart the previous newsletter, and start planning the next one. Again, contributions are most welcome.)

October

Tue 3 7.30 pm Open meeting, Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane. See 1 August for description
Sat 7 9 am Police cycle auction, Parkside police station. Viewing starts at 9.00 am phone (01354) 688197
Sun 8 2 pm Leisurely Ride. Meet at Brookside, near Lensfield Road. See 13 August for description
Sun 29 2 am British Summer Time ends. Clocks should be put back to 1 am – don’t forget your bike lights!