Cycling and the City – press release

30.06.2011 PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CYCLING AND THE CITY The Newcastle Cycling Campaign witnessed some political panache during BikeWeek when leading city chiefs took up the challenge to cycle the city. Cllr Nick Forbes (leader of the Newcastle City Council), Cllr Henri Murison (Cabinet for Quality of Life) and Cllr Nigel Todd (Cabinet Deputy for Environment and Transport) – amongst many others – saddled up to show their support for city cycling. And they really did – with enormous elegance and ease. This collaborative cycle extravaganza was organised by Newcastle Cycling Campaign in conjunction with Scratchbikes (Newcastle bicycle[…]

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4C = City Chiefs Cycling Challenge

How did it go? BikeWeek and 4C. Nick Forbes, leader Newcastle City Council, when asked whether cycle provision was a bit balmy. “To be frank, that’s one of the reasons why I stopped cycling in Newcastle because you never knew from one minute to the next whether you are going to be on the road, the pavement or the cycle lane. And I think this is one of those things which we got to get right.” Youtube BBC1 Look North Youtube Claire’s cut Photos in our flickr group Full press release to follow soon. ADDED 30.06.2011 https://newcycling.org/news/20110630/cycling-and-city-press-release

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Bike Week

It’s BikeWeek at the Newcastle Cycling Campaign The 4C = City Chief Cycle Challenge We decided to try something different for national BikeWeek and have organised an opportunity for our decision makers to saddle up and show their support for city cycling! The actual challenge for our city chiefs is in participating on the day. Please come along, bring your family, your camera… and chat to your councillors! Wednesday 22 June 2011 18:30 start at Newcastle Civic Stalls and fairs. Yes, come along and chat to us. We have stalls in Newcastle and Gateshead. Newcastle Monument – Wednesday 22 June[…]

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Bicycle Film Festival

Recyke y’bike, the allround cycle good eggs and our partners, have started organsing Bicycle Film Festival 2011 and we are on the planning committee! Put these dates in your diary now: 28-30 October 2011.

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Cycling City Bosses (BikeWeek) – press release

16.06.2011 PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CYCLING CITY BOSSES It’s National BikeWeek, and how best to support cycling by saddling up yourself! And that’s exactly what the Newcastle Cycling Campaign asked bosses of Newcastle City Council. Newcastle’s city chiefs have been invited by the Newcastle Cycling Campaign to cycle the city centre. This is a great opportunity to road-test Newcastle’s streets by bike (for some it may be the first time for a long time!), to see – first-hand – what city cycling feels like, and possibly align their sympathies with city cyclists, as well as show support for[…]

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Road user debate – fair and civil spaces for all

The below was sent to Newcastle council decision makers and cycle organisations: Cllr Nigel Todd Cllr Stephen Psalidas Cllr Wendy Taylor Harvey Emms Michelle Mordue Liz Langfield Anne, Clark James Adamson (sustrans) Heather Evans (ctc) ROAD USERS DEBATE – FAIR AND CIVIL SPACES FOR ALL Leading on from the discussion at the last Cycle Forum meeting, and also taking into account the good groundwork that the Access & Mobility event has done we would like to suggest an approach for the Road Users Debate: Step 1 – Identify all interest groups (public space & roads, access & mobility, Equal Opportunity[…]

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