Campaign diary

April 2007

Tue 3 7.30 pm Monthly general 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.). Copenhagen is known far and wide as the City of Cyclists. We will be showing a 20-minute video produced by the council at the City of Copenhagen on the way they provide for cyclists, by reallocating road space, providing good quality cycle parking facilities, and giving genuine attention to cyclists’ needs at crossings. The video also covers how the Council there regularly canvasses the views of cyclists through their ‘Bicycle Account.’ Councillors in Cambridge are particularly invited to see this.
Thu 5 7.30 pm Cambridge South Area Committee City Council meeting. Such meetings often cover walking, cycling and planning issues and the public may attend. It can be useful and even interesting for Campaign members. Venue not yet announced.
Sat 7 10 am CTC (Cyclists’ Touring Club) Cambridge District Association will lead a bike ride to elevenses at a garden centre (or similar), and back to Cambridge in time for lunch. Cycling Campaign members are welcome. These should be gentle rides, and no-one will be left behind. Turn up at the Lensfield Road end of Brookside for 10 am. For more information, visit the CTC Cambridge web site or phone Joseph Sugg on (01223) 570490.
Fri 13 8.30 am Newsletter 71 review and planning for 72, over breakfast at Tatties café on Sussex Street.
Mon 16 7 pm Join us for a social gathering at CB2 café, 5-7 Norfolk Street.
Sat 21 10 am CTC Saturday ride. See 7 April for a description.

May 2007

Tue 1 7.30 pm Monthly general meeting, Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane. For details see 3 April. We hope to give a presentation on our findings last year from our visit to the Netherlands, subject to confirmation.
Sat 5 10 am CTC Saturday ride. See 7 April for a description.
Sat 5 Deadline for articles written for Newsletter 72.
Mon 7 9.30 am Special bank holiday Leisurely Ride, Cambridge 20/50 to Reach and Ely. This special ride will be the biggest of the year. The options are a 20 mile round trip to the village of Reach, or a 50 mile round trip to Ely. Both rides will go at a leisurely pace and follow National Cycle Network route 11. In association with Sustrans. Gather at Reality Checkpoint (centre of Parker’s Piece) for 10 am prompt departure. We’ll pass through Stourbridge Common at 10.15 am and Newmarket Road Park and Ride at 10.30 am; join us there if you wish. Those going to Ely have the option of a return by train to Cambridge, subject to limited availability of spaces for bikes. Bring lights if you’re expecting to do the 50.
Thu 10 7.30 pm Cambridge West/Central Area Committee City Council meeting. (See 5 April for notes.) The Pavilion Room, Cambridge University Sports Ground, Wilberforce Road.
Thu 17 7.30 pm Cambridge East Area Committee City Council meeting. Cherry Trees Day Centre, St Matthews Street. (See 5 April for notes.)
Sat 19 10 am CTC Saturday ride. See 7 April for a description.
Thu 24 7.30 pm Newsletter 72 envelope stuffing at the Baby Milk Action office, 34 Trumpington Street. Help very much welcomed.
Thu 31 7.30 pm Cambridge North Area Committee City Council meeting. Manor Community College, Arbury Road. (See 5 April for notes.)

June 2007

Fri 1 8.30 am Newsletter 72 review and planning for 73, over breakfast at Tatties café on Sussex Street.
Tue 5 7.30 pm Monthly general meeting, Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane. For details see 3 April.
Sun 10 1 pm Leisurely ride in association with Sustrans. Meet at Reality Checkpoint (the centre of Parker’s Piece). A countryside ride, at a gentle pace.
16-24 National Bike Week 2007. More information nearer the time.
Mon 18 7 pm Join us for a social gathering at CB2 café, 5-7 Norfolk Street.