Launched at AGM – city4kids manifesto

Background: the city4kids manifesto was launched at the AGM on the 25 March 2018. It will form the cornerstone to our campaigning activities over the next year. A pdf version can be found here: city4kids_manifesto. Watch out in the coming weeks for further information, action items and more. If you would like to support the city4kids manifesto do get in touch to discuss your involvement and collaboration. We are especially interested, of course, in working with Newcastle Councillors and fellow civic society groups. city4kids manifesto So that children and parents can travel in safety and comfort Newcastle Council policy highlights[…]

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Grow your Tenner 2015 – NewCycling call for donations

UPDATE – 23 OCTOBER 2015: GYT 2015 IS NOW CLOSED – NEWCYCLING WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE MEMBERS WHO DONATED. WE RAISED AN AMAZING £620 IN JUST 11 DAYS. THANK YOU ALL It’s Grow Your Tenner time again! The scheme opens at 10am on Tuesday 13 October and runs until Wednesday 18 November 2015, or until the funding pot runs out – whichever comes first. Last year we raised an impressive £680 and this year, with your help, we are hoping to raise even more! To give simply go to https://localgiving.com/charity/newcycling How does it work? GYT will match up to £10[…]

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Help! Do you work at one of these top businesses?

Newcastle Businesses #ChooseCycling – your help needed British Cycling have set up a new national business network called #ChooseCycling and we at Newcycling would like to see Newcastle-based big businesses to join in. Working with British Cycling we have drafted an invitation letter [pdf] but your help is needed to get this out to the right people. The list of businesses qualifying to enter the #ChooseCycling the network is below. According to The Journal Top 200 NE Businesses Supplement these companies have headquarters in Newcastle and all have 500 or more employees – qualifying for British Cycling’s #ChooseCycling network. What can you[…]

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Space for Cycling rides 2014… and the next one!

In this article, Peter Macdonald, Campaign member and Ride coordinator tells us all about last year’s Space for Cycling rides and how it felt being part of it. Catch the bug like Peter, join us on 25 April 2015 for the next one. Pedal power at its best.  “Fantastic!” One word that only just about describes our two Space for Cycling campaign rides in 2014. Our first ride To be honest, the first ride in May came at us a little bit at the last minute – well, two weeks to be exact. After a few late nights organising the ride we arrived[…]

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Fundraise for the Newcastle Cycling Campaign

This is an update from the Treasurer as we’re approaching the half year mark and an appeal for donating/fundraising. The Campaign running costs are approximately £1,000 a year; our main expenses relate to the members’ meetings, promotional materials, accommodation, resources (books, DVDs), website running costs, fees for festivals. We’re very grateful for the support of our corporate members , bringing about £200 income to support our activities. Earlier this year, we set up an online donation facility with local giving ; this enables us to attract gift aid. So far we have received £200 in donations and gift aid and[…]

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Write to your MP – Get Britain Cycling debate

Cycling will be debated at the House of Commons on 2 September 2013. Nearly 70,000 – including many of you, signed the petition to implement the recommendations of the “Get Britain Cycling” report initiated by the Times “Cities fit for Cycling” campaign. And this support led to the debate. It’s action time again! This time, we ask you to write to your MP so that they take part in the debate. It would be a great opportunity for our politicians to become more informed of the issues faced by everyday cyclists and how to overcome them. It is also an[…]

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Show your support to the « Get Britain Cycling » report

Earlier this year, we sent our views to the Cross-party Parliamentary inquiry about cycling , triggered by the Times City Fit for Cycling campaign. Well, the summary report is out ! The recommendations are spot on so please show your support by adding your name to the petition asking for prompt implementation: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/49196 We are very pleased to see the report calling for: – An annual cycling budget equivalent to £10 per head of population – quite an increase on the current spend of less than £2 per person – Strong political leadership at national and local levels – Justice[…]

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Get involved in Cycling Tynedale!

Campaigning is spreading its wings across the region – a brand new cycling campaign has recently been launched in Tynedale by Paul Goldsmith and Ted Liddle, two enthusiastic cyclists who would like to see more and better cycle route, cycling facilities and cycling schemes in the Tyne Valley and surrounding area. If you live in the area or cycle around there and would like to become a supporter, please email Ted at info@cyclingtynedale.org The group meets regularly, just check the website http://cyclingtynedale.org for dates and news. Lots of opportunities to get involved!!

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Beat the winter blues: #keepcycling, keep campaigning!

Winter is at our doorstep and as the days get darker and colder, we all feel like hibernating. So this is a little wake up call from n0tice, a new initiative which aims to celebrate winter cycling and those who don’t put the bike in the shed at this time of the year but instead keep pedaling. If you’re one of those and would like to share your stories, tips and enthusiasm, please sign up with n0tice and post some stuff at http://keepcycling.n0tice.com/ They have just produced a great little clip which features the super fab Cycle Hub on the[…]

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Bikes on Metro – NEXUS survey

Earlier this year, we pressed for a Bikes on Metro trial – although NEXUS bosses said no, at least it kick started a stakeholders’ group examining the long-standing question of whether bicycles can be carried on the TW Metro. As part of this investigation, NEXUS are surveying Metro passengers (on-train) and a wider population (off train) in order to capture the views of bike users and non-bike users: https://www.research.net/s/N2XKRJ7 The results of the survey as well as other elements of the investigation (e.g. Health and Safety assessment) will be included in a report to the NEXUS board at the end[…]

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