Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2003, in Newsletter 48.

June 2003

Tue 3 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 proper starts at 8 pm.)
Wed 4 5-7 pm Free cycle security coding at Cambridge Station Cycles, next to the Railway Station. The security code is a deterrent to theft and enables bikes to be traced nationally.
Wed 4 7.30 pm Bike Week planning meeting at Churchill College, Wolfson Flats No. 51, off Storeys Way phone 742321.
Sun 8 1 pm Leisurely Ride. A countryside ride, at a gentle pace. Meet at Hobbs Pavilion on Parker’s Piece. Back in Cambridge around 5 pm.
National Bike Week 14-22 June
Mon 16 7 pm Join us for a social gathering at CB2 café 5-7 Norfolk Street.
Sat 28 10-2 Free cycle security coding at Park Street Cycle Park. The security code is a deterrent to theft and enables bikes to be traced nationally.

July 2003

Tue 1 7.30 pm Campaign general meeting. Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane, at the Park Street junction. See 3 June for description.
Wed 3 5-7 pm Free cycle security coding at Cambridge Station Cycles. See 5 June for description.
Sat 5 Newsletter 49 copy deadline. Please send articles to the Editor.
Sat 5 10 am Local authority auction of unclaimed found cycles to be held at the 29th Cambridge Scout Headquarters, Stanesfield Road, off Barnwell Road, Cambridge. Viewing from 9 am. Contact 01354 688197 for more information. Please note: although you may find a bargain, you have no rights if the cycle is faulty. If you are new to cycling or know little about cycles, we recommend purchasing from a reputable cycle shop or dealer elsewhere in the city.
Wed 9 7 pm Meeting to review and evaluate this year’s Bike Week. Location not yet confirmed; contact the Campaign for news.
Sun 13 1 pm Leisurely Ride. A countryside ride, at a gentle pace. Meet at Hobbs Pavilion on Parker’s Piece. Back in Cambridge around 5 pm.
19-26 Bike Culture Week 2003 in the Cotswolds at Rendcomb College. See www.companyofcyclists.com/bikeculture.htm
Mon 21 7 pm Join us for a social gathering at CB2 café 5-7 Norfolk Street.
Wed 23 7.30 pm Newsletter 49 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!
Sat 26 10-2 Free cycle security coding at Park Street Cycle Park. The security code is a deterrent to theft and enables bikes to be traced nationally.
Sun 27 London to Cambridge bike ride. This event is organised by Bike Events (not the Campaign). See www.bike-events.com for details.

August 2003

Tue 5 7.30 pm Campaign general meeting. Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane, at the Park Street junction. See 3 June for description.
Wed 6 5-7 pm Free cycle security coding at Cambridge Station Cycles. See 5 June for description.
Sun 10 Cycle for life. A national series of 18 events to raise money for research into cancers that affect men. Further details are on the CRUK website at www.cancerresearchuk.org/cycle : cycleforlife@cancer.org.uk phone 0870 161 1010
Sun 10 1 pm Leisurely Ride. A countryside ride, at a gentle pace. Meet at Hobbs Pavilion on Parker’s Piece. Back in Cambridge around 5 pm.
23-25 Mildenhall Cycling Rally: cycling events, entertainment and trade show. Details online at www.mildenhallrally.org.uk
Sat 30 10-2 Free cycle security coding at Park Street Cycle Park. The security code is a deterrent to theft and enables bikes to be traced nationally.

Further ahead

26-28 September International Cycle Show Cycle 2003 at the Business Design Centre in London.

National Bike Week 14-22 June

14-21 1-2 pm Cycle training every day (for adults and older children). Parker’s Piece. Two trainers available; for every level of cycling ability. Book in advance. phone Lindsey (01223) 712455.
Sat 14 11 am Campaign stall on the Market Square, until 2 pm.
Sun 15 2-4 pm City Ride: a tour through Cambridge by bicycle with a local specialist and lots of stories. Meet at Hobbs Pavilion on Parker’s Piece.
Sun 15 The Arthur Rank Hospice Charity is running a sponsored Family Fun Cycle Ride. phone 723115 : fundraising@arhc.fsnet.co.uk
Mon 16 7 pm Join us for a social gathering at CB2 café 5-7 Norfolk Street.
Wed 18 8-9 am Bike2Work Breakfast at Hobbs Pavilion.
Sat 21 11 am Campaign stall on the Market Square, until 2 pm.
Sun 22 10.30 am Sustrans Pedalling Picnic ride. Everyone welcome; bring a picnic lunch for a ride to Anglesey Abbey. Suitable for all ages; about 10 miles and we should be back by 3 pm.