To celebrate 25 years of Camcycle, ‘cycling for all’ will encompass our value of inclusivity and our wish to do more to promote inclusive cycling. We’ll need more resources, volunteers, supporters and diversity so we can achieve our mission of more, better and safer cycling in our growing city.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019
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Camcycle is, I think it’s fair to say, probably the premier campaigning organisation in Cambridge – very, very effective, you do a brilliant job. Keep putting the pressure on.
I started volunteering in August 2018, and since then I’ve been involved in social rides, the Mill Road project, and writing for the magazine. It has been really rewarding and interesting.
We finally bought the cargo bike that we have been dreaming of for the past year and we love cycling around Cambridge on it with our 1-year old. Thank you to Camcycle for all the invaluable advice about our bike shed planning application and for speaking at committee on our behalf.
I pay tribute to the contributions of the Cambridge Cycling Campaign and a succession of councillors and campaigners who have championed transformational cycling investment locally for over 20 years which means that, while we still have a long way to go, we have far better cycling infrastructure.
2020 will be our 25th anniversary, and while there is much to celebrate, the amount of work we face is huge with more transport schemes and major developments to respond to. This milestone presents a fantastic opportunity to ramp up our campaigning to improve cycling conditions in Cambridge, but to do so, we need more resources, volunteers and diverse voices. We want to reach out to new communities to understand their needs and to provide our support.
We need to empower our volunteers so we can reach out to new communities, participate in consultations, respond to planning applications, meet with developers, attend events and speak with members of the public. We will produce campaigning materials such as leaflets, brochures and policy papers to support our campaigning activities. We will raise the profile of cycling by organising events. We need to invest in our staff and volunteers and maintain our office to meet, discuss and work.
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