Creating a Cycling Culture: the National Cycling Conference, Cambridge May 10th

This article was published in 2008, in Newsletter 77.

We’ve now a better idea of our plans for this Conference for Cycling Campaigners that we will run in conjunction with CTC and Cycle Campaign Network. We even have a title that recognises the special nature of cycling in Cambridge: ‘Creating a Cycling Culture’.

The conference will be held in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
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We are hoping that people from other groups will be able to display A1 posters they’ve designed around the large open area where tea and coffee will be served.

Following the keynote speaker, Matt Seaton, cycling columnist for The Guardian newspaper, we will launch our Cycling 2020 document, followed by speakers from London and one from the North.

During the lunch break (vegetarian food supplied locally) there will be further opportunities to see the poster displays and vote on them as the best will get a prize.

The afternoon will be taken up with a series of informal breakout groups, followed by a speaker from CTC with a roundup of the national picture.

As details firm up we will keep our website updated. Visit these webpages for the latest conference information.

What can members do?

We’ve already asked for volunteers to ‘host’ delegates and we now have a form on the website to assist in volunteering. We’re keen to have more volunteers.

To reduce the cost of the catering we also need volunteers to help with tea and coffee on arrival, with drinks and food at lunch time, as well as with tea and coffee before departure. Please contact us if you’re willing to give up much of Saturday May 10 for this purpose.

For people who stay over until the Sunday, there will be a longer ride organised by the local CTC group, and shorter informal rides around the city. We hope to offer a choice of rides, with route plan and description, but as we’d like to keep the groups small we’re after volunteers to lead these rides of under five miles.

Of course campaign members are welcome to pay their money and come as delegates, and can even volunteer in breaks as well!

Jim Chisholm