Elswick safari cyclists

Cycle Safari: Elswick and Benwell

It is with great pleasure that this year we were able to start running our cycle safaris again. For those who don’t know what this means – no we are not going looking for lions! But we do hope to spot a few new zebras on our streets. The aim of the safaris is to check out potential routes where we would like to see protected cycle lanes in the future, and to review new infrastructure on some routes previously identified. On 6th July this year we had the pleasure of cycling along the new cycle route on Elswick Road[…]

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NewCycling Social Evening

Come and join us at the Cycle Hub for our social evening. It’s an informal gathering to discuss what changes are required to reduce carbon emissions from transport. What is the current situation Newcastle, how big is the challenge and what urgent radical steps need to be taken now. First drink on us. All welcome!

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AGM 2018

Our 2018 AGM will be held on Sunday 25 March, 2:00-5:00pm Venue: Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace, NE2 2DL Newcastle upon Tyne We’d love families to come and participate – There will be craft activities for kids in a separate room, so please let us know if you’re bringing kids as we need to have an idea about numbers. Thanks! As usual, we’ll deal with the formal AGM business first, i.e. review the minutes of 2017 AGM, present our annual reports including finances, and form the management committee for 2018/19. It’s political With the all-out local elections on 3 May, we[…]

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Our call for donations – Grow Your Tenner 2017

October means it’s Grow Your Tenner time again! The “double-your-donation” match-funding scheme opens at 10am on Tuesday 17 October and runs until midday on Thursday 17 November, or until the funding pot runs out – whichever comes first. Last year we raised over £1,500 and this year, with your help, we hope to raise even more! If you’d like to participate please mark Tuesday 16 October in your calendar now. However, we will remind you on the day, just in case. To donate,
simply go to https://localgiving.com/charity/newcycling and please don’t forget to register for gift aid to make your donation go even further.[…]

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Campaign Social Evening

Let’s get together! Pop in, grab a drink and meet other members and some of us from the committee –  this is the idea with our new social evenings. Open to all – whether you’re a new member or one of our long standing supporters! whether you’d like to find out more about what Newcycling is about or/and would like to help. See you soon!

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Chi Onwurah MP’s speech at Newcycling’s 2017 AGM

  “Thank you for the introduction and sorry I was late, delays on the metro, at Jarrow. On Thursday, the day before yesterday, I asked the Undersecretary of State for Transport, I said to him on Saturday I’m going to speak at the Newcastle Cycling Campaign Annual General Meeting, what can I tell the people there about what the government are doing to bring the benefits of cycling to everyone when studies show that the average cyclist is male, white, middle class, under 40, and clad in lycra. Andrew Jones replied “The honourable lady is absolutely right, cycling needs to[…]

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Highlights of the 2017 AGM (part 1)

We held our Annual General Meeting on 1 April 2017 at the Commercial Union House in Newcastle City Centre, a lovely community and artist space managed by Ampersand Inventions. It was very busy from the very start as the room filled with more than 40 members, familiar and new faces too. Many thanks for coming and here is an account of the formal business of the AGM for those who couldn’t make it. For our guest speaker’s speech, Chi Onwurah MP, click here Claire Prospert, co-founder of NewCycling and Secretary, presented the annual report of activities. Last year was a roller coaster, a year of[…]

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Call for donations – Grow your Tenner 2016

It’s Grow Your Tenner time again! The “double-your-donation” match-funding scheme opens at 10am on Tuesday 18 October and runs until 5pm Thursday  17 November 2016, or until the funding pot runs out – whichever comes first. Last year match-funding ran out after just 11 days and we’re expecting the same to happen again this year.  So if you’d like to participate please mark your calendars now and act promptly! We will send you a wee reminder on the day, just in case. Last year we raised an impressive £620 and this year, with your help, we want to raise even[…]

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AGM 2016

It’s our AGM! Open to all members, come and help us shape our plans for the future. We’ll be meeting Broadacre House, on Market Street in Newcastle – check details at bottom. Annual report (finanical statement) uploaded (10.04.2016) Campaign plan uploaded (05.04.2016) Agenda uploaded (04.04.2016) Minutes of 2015 uploaded (04.04.2016) More information to be posted as it happens… Campaign priorities AGM 2016 (v4) from newcycling Agenda DRAFT TO BE CONFIRMED 18:00 – Registration & drinks 18:30 – (1) Chair’s welcome 18:35 – (2) Minutes of last AGM (comment / approval) Newcycling_AGM15_minutes_DRAFT 18:40 – (3) Reports (for information) Annual report from Secretary newcycling_annualreport2016[…]

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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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