We’ll ride again!

Newcycling is planning its third Civic Cycle Ride for Space for Cycling, a national campaign for cycleways and improved cycling conditions. On Saturday 25 April, with just a few days to go until the national and local elections, we’ll do it all again. Quick recap, what is Space for Cycling? Starting one year ago, the national Space for Cycling campaign asks councils for better traffic engineering: protected space on main roads. It also wants to see improved town and traffic planning: lower speed limits • removing through motor traffic • cycle routes through green spaces • safe routes to schools • cycle[…]

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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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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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AGM 2015

It’s our AGM! Open to all members, come and help us shape our campaigning plans for the year ahead. We’ll be meeting at our partner’s place, the fabulous Cycle Hub on the Quayside, You can download the agenda below, as well as the draft minutes of the last year’s AGM. Newcycling_AGM14_minutes_DRAFT NewCycling_InviteAGM15 NewCyclingAGM2015_agenda Newcycling_AGM2015_financialreport_FINAL   Event hashtag #newcc15  

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Committee and Members Meeting Jan 15

We’ll meet at the Trent House, a nice and friendly pub in Newcastle city centre. Find us upstairs in our dedicated area. Welcome to our Committee & Members meeting: Committee 17:00-19:00 Members 19:00-21:00pm – come along, grab a drink, meet the committee and take part in the discussion Venue: The Trent House, 1-2 Leazes Lane, NE1 4QT Bike parking: straight outside, at the railings. We will add the agenda of the meeting nearer the time. All members meetings this year: – 27 May 2014 – 29 July 2014 – 30 September 2014 – 25 November 2014 – 27 January 2015[…]

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Committee and Members Meeting Nov 14

We’ll meet at the Trent House, a nice and friendly pub in Newcastle city centre. Find us upstairs in our dedicated area. Welcome to our Committee & Members meeting: Committee 17:00-19:00 Members 19:00-21:00pm – come along, grab a drink, meet the committee and take part in the discussion Venue: The Trent House, 1-2 Leazes Lane, NE1 4QT Bike parking: straight outside, at the railings. We will add the agenda of the meeting nearer the time. All members meetings this year: – 27 May 2014 – 29 July 2014 – 30 September 2014 – 25 November 2014 – 27 January 2015[…]

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CSS2014 – infra safari

As part of the Cycling & Society Symposium we are organising a cycle infrastructure safari along the planned SCR4 Gosforth, for a detailed route click here. We will meet outside Newcastle Civic Centre, Ceremonial Way, NE1 8PP, for a 15:30 start. Bring a bike! For those who would like to hire a bicycle during their stay, the Cycle Hub has kindly offered a discounted rate. Please contact them directly and mention that you are a C&S symposium participant to get your discount. Contact newcastle.cycling.campaign@gmail.com Background to the route Newcastle’s ten-year plan is to create the full set of all seven[…]

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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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Civic Cycle Ride

Last updated 27 September 2014 PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF ROUTE DUE TO PERCY STREET CLOSED FOR EMERGENCY GAS WORKS After the very successful Big Toon Ride last May, we are calling on all cyclists, young and old, to show support for Space for Cycling by riding with us, once more on Saturday 27 September. This Civic Cycle Ride is a fun ride with a serious message; a message asking for safe dedicated space for cycling on our roads, city centres and neighbourhoods. We will be cycling across our iconic bridges, from Newcastle to Gateshead Old Town Hall and back. The[…]

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North Jesmond – hustings

Did you know that North Jesmond has a by-election on 28 August 2014? What better reason could there be to quiz the candidates about their plans, knowledge and interests! You can now watch the event on video here Together with our Jesmond branch and our partners Living Streets Tyneside we are organising a pre-election hustings for the 14 August 2014 to be held at Jesmond Library to provide a space for exchange and engagement between the electorate and the politicians. Given the focus of the organising groups, the hustings will have a distinct transport theme. We believe transport touches on[…]

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