Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2002, in Newsletter 42.

June 2002

Tue 4 No regular open meeting, because we are unable to book the Friends’ Meeting House on the bank holiday.
Tue 4 6 pm Picnic ride along Jubilee Cycleway. Meet at the Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane, and join us for a ride beside the river, on the new Jubilee Cycleway, towards Ditton Meadows. Please feel free to bring a picnic.
Wed 5 7 pm Bike Week 2002 planning meeting, at 8 Thirleby Close. Please get in touch if you might be able to help! phone (01223) 500902.
Sun 9 1 pm Leisurely Ride. A countryside ride, at a gentle pace. We’ll be back in Cambridge around 4.30 pm.
Fri 14 8.30 am Newsletter 42 review and Newsletter 43 planning meeting, over breakfast in Tatties café.
Sat 15 Sun 23 Bike Week
Mon 17 7 pm Join us for a social gathering at CB2 café 5-7 Norfolk Street.
Sun 30 Sponsored Family Fun Cycle Ride in aid of the Arthur Rank Hospice charity choose from 10, 18, 30 or 50 miles starting and finishing at Bottisham Primary School. Prizes of mountain bikes for under-18s and adults who raise the most sponsorship. The Fundraising Team, Arthur Rank House, 351 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3DF phone 723115 fax 723111

July 2002

Tue 2 7.30 pm Monthly 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.) King Street, Hobson Street and SuperCam will be discussed at the meeting.
Sat 6 Newsletter 43 deadline. Please send copy to Mark Irving.
Sat 6 10 am Police cycle auction at the 29th Cambridge Scout Headquarters, Stanesfield Road, off Barnwell Road, Cambridge. Viewing from 9 am. phone (01354) 688197 for information.
Sun 14 1 pm Leisurely Ride. A countryside ride, at a gentle pace. We’ll be back in Cambridge around 4.30 pm.
Mon 15 7 pm Join us for a social gathering at CB2 café 5-7 Norfolk Street.
Wed 24 7.30 pm Newsletter 43 Envelope Stuffing at the Baby Milk Action offices, 23 St Andrews Street (between the Robert Sayle main and computer shop entrances, entrance next to Lunch Aid). Help very much welcomed!
Sun 28 Bike Events London to Cambridge sponsored bike ride.

August 2002

Tue 6 7.30 pm Monthly open meeting, Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane. See description for 2 July.
Sun 11 1 pm Leisurely Ride. A countryside ride, at a gentle pace. We’ll be back in Cambridge around 4.30 pm.
Mon 19 7 pm Join us for a social gathering at CB2 café 5-7 Norfolk Street.

Further ahead

Sun 8 September St Ives Bike Ride. 25 mile sponsored ride taking a circular route through the Cambridgeshire Fens and travelling up the meridian line. Starts and ends at the Dolphin Hotel, St Ives. British Heart Foundation, 14 Fitzhardinge St, London W1H 6DH
Sun 29 September The Cambridge Wheel sponsored ride. 28 or 44 miles; start and end in Cambridge; in aid of Action Research.
Sat 5 October Police cycle auction. For details see 6 July.

Bike Week 15-23 June

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Sat 15 12 noon Three Rides to the Children’s Festival, each to be led by experienced cyclists, ending up at the Children’s Festival on Jesus Green. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Start from the playground in Dudley Road, Fen Ditton; or outside the Golden Hind pub on Milton Road; or on Cherry Hinton High Street on the corner of Chelwood Road. For route details contact Clare Rankin phone (01223) 457108.
Sat 15 10-3 Dr Bike and cycle security etching. Guildhall Street (near the Petty Cury corner of Market Square). A free 29-point safety check; you will receive a voucher for discounted repair at many local bike shops. Police are offering security coding of cycles.
Sun 16 10-4 Cycle Try-out Show on Parker’s Piece. This is your chance to try a huge range of pedal-powered practical transport solutions. There’s the flashy chopper-style Phat Bikes, four-seaters, bikes for carrying goods and many bikes for small children to play on. Stalls and refreshments nearby.
Mon 17 5 pm ET the Extra Terrestrial Cycle Home at the Arts Picture House, St Andrew’s Street. Box Office phone (01223) 504444. Cycling escapism as ET flees the scientists.
Wed 19 8-9 am Free Bike2Work breakfast outside Hobbs Pavilion Restaurant, on Parker’s Piece. Enjoy toast or a croissant and a coffee with your fellow two wheeled commuters. (Supported by Cambridgeshire TravelWise.)
Thu 20 6 pm Picnic Ride, leaving Hobbs Pavilion, Parker’s Piece for a gentle ride to Grantchester Meadows. Bring a picnic; back by 9 pm.
Sun 23 10 am Countryside Cycle Ride starting from Hobbs Pavilion, Parker’s Piece. This all-day ride through the countryside will be taken at a leisurely pace. Bring a picnic lunch and water.