This article was published in 2009, in Newsletter 84.
… Cambridge Cycling Campaign!
The Campaign is the winner of the Gordon Selway Award for Voluntary Campaigning Achievement of the year 2008. This is a national award presented by the CTC (formerly Cyclists’ Touring Club). The award was received at the CTC Annual Dinner in Chester in May 2009.
Gordon Selway, who died in November 2007, was a long-standing cycling campaigner (based in Birmingham), often from a legal viewpoint as he was a lawyer. He did a lot of work with the then Cycle Campaign Network (CCN, now CycleNation) as well as CTC.
2008 was a very busy year for the Campaign, and the award is very welcome recognition. Our ‘month of cycling’ in May 2008 featured six major campaigning events, including the launch of our Cycling 2020 brochure and Cycling in New Developments guide, a trip to Assen (Netherlands), the second Ride to Reach Fair, and the national CCN/CTC conference in West Cambridge.
Many more campaigning activities took place throughout the year, and Cambridge was also awarded its Cycling Demonstration Town status, a project in which we are a key partner. We also saw increased interest in our online journey planner and photomap (now called CycleStreets), which was mentioned at the awards ceremony as one of our recent achievements.
Thanks to everyone who helped in any way over the year. The award is yours!