Highlights of our AGM (Part 2)

This is the account of the second part of our AGM 2016 where we gave the floor to two speakers: firstly Cllr Ged Bell from Newcastle City Council and then Paul Gasson from Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign. Speeches were followed by a panel debate about bikelash and how to work together through change. We’d like to thank the speakers, panelists, and all the members who came to our AGM – to another year of campaigning for a better city! Le local politician Cllr Ged Bell, Cabinet member and portfolio holder for Investment and Development at Newcastle City Council, made clear that[…]

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Embarking on the Transport Transition Journey – AGM 2015 (Part 1)

It was truly uplifting to see an even bigger crowd than last year at the Hub for our AGM 2015. Forty members and a handful of observers: the Cycle Hub was certainly packed that night! Introduction and formal business Katja Leyendecker, the co-founder and Chair of Newcycling since 2010, kicked off the meeting by saying that our campaign thanks to all volunteers had indeed shifted up a gear last year, consolidating our foundations while reaching out more to involve our membership in activities. Claire Prospert, also co-founder and Secretary, presented the annual reports and highlighted the key achievements of the year:[…]

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Campaign Training Day

CTC is currently running both the Space for Cycling and the Road Justice campaigns. This day will provide workshops on both these campaigns, boosting the voice, awareness and knowledge for safer cycling, better cities and justice systems. You will learn about how to champion and advocate improved cycling infrastructure and fight for a justice system that sends out fair and clear messages asking for a better deal for vulnerable road users including cyclists. In Newcastle, CTC have teamed up with us to deliver the training. The training day will take place at Jesmond Dene Conference Centre in Newcastle. It will[…]

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Newcastle Community Green Festival 2014

Green activists and groups take over Leazes Park for two days. This lovely festival entirely run by volunteers offers a huge range of entertainment, activities, workshops and information to spread a message of environmental protection and social justice… and all running on green power sources. All welcome, great fun for the kids and the grown-ups. Get there on your bike! More info on: http://www.newcastlegreenfestival.org.uk/ The Newcastle Cycling Campaign will have a stand so come and say Hi! Our volunteers this year are Shannon, Rod, Peter and Claire

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Members’ survey – Shifting up a gear with you

First of all, a big thank-you to the 143 members who completed our survey. That’s about 12% of our total membership including all family members, and a good response for this type of survey. Lisa Vincent was the lucky winner who grabbed the prize, a £20 voucher from our fab partner the Cycle Hub (see photo). A large proportion of respondents, 73% to be precise, are men, which is probably a fairly accurate reflection of the current gender split within the cycling community. There were 10% of you who had started cycling recently and a very small percentage, 1% of[…]

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Shifting up a gear: AGM 2014

Absolutely thrilled to report a record attendance at our AGM last Tuesday: 42 people invaded the excellent Cycle Hub to listen to our speakers, debate the state of city cycling and campaigning and plan the next steps. We formed a new Management Committee: with a warm welcome to Geoff Turnbull who is joining Katja Leyendecker, Scott Dawson, Rod Joyce, and Claire Prospert on the committee for 2014/15. Scooting through the ‘business and organisational matters’ we saw that the Campaign is in good shape. You can of course read the Annual and Finance Report [pdf] and check for yourself. Our politicians[…]

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