Newcastle Cycling Campaign

Newcastle Bicycle Festival – celebrating cycle culture

15 September 2012 What’s the perfect reason to celebrate all things bicycle, cycling and its vibrant community? Do you need one? Come along and see for yourself at the Newcastle Bicycle Festival. The festival – two weekends of Cycle Celebrations – kicks off in earnest on Friday 21 September 2012 at 17:30 with a mass bike ride to the Star & Shadow cinema. Simply meet at Haymarket with your bicycle. Or alternatively – for the even more playful – an Alley Cat has been organised. Intrigued? Check out the festival programme. Katja Leyendecker of the festival organisation committee says “The[…]

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Chair’s new year message – press release

28.12.2011 PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A LONG WAY FOR CYCLING The Newcastle Cycling Campaign reflects on their achievements in 2011, and plans for 2012. City chiefs took up the challenge and got on their bikes to cycle the city centre with the Newcastle Cycling Campaign in June. City leader Cllr Nick Forbes when asked whether cycle provision was a bit ‘barmy’ replied: “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[…]

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Newcastle Bicycle Festival – press release

14.10.2011 PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEWCASTLE BICYCLE FESTIVAL: THE CYCLING COMMUNITY CELEBRATES! 2011 it is Recyke y’Bike’s 5th anniversary. A perfect reason to celebrate all things bicycle, cycling and its vibrant community. Come along and see for yourself. The festival – a weekend of Cycle Celebration – kicks off on Friday 28 October 2011 at 17:30 with a mass bike ride to the Star & Shadow cinema, or alternatively – for the more playful – there will be an Alley Cat organised. Simply meet at Haymarket with your bicycle. Katja Leyendecker of the festival organisation committee says “The[…]

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Can you cure my car sickness – press release

27.09.2011 PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CAN YOU CURE MY CAR SICKNESS, DOCTOR! The Newcastle Cycling Campaign today handed over a book to key politicians to help cure car sickness forever. The narrative of Lynn Sloman’s well-researched book Car Sick – solutions to a car-dependent society rings true to cyclists’ woes: too much room taken up by the private cars not leaving near enough safe space for people walking and cycling. And Lynn’s findings are not just of interest to cycle campaigners, they are relevant to politicians too: Research shows that people are more keen now to explore green[…]

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Win a Brand New Bike (Cycle-friendly Metro) – press release

01.06.2011 PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WIN A BRAND NEW BIKE Online-bikes.co.uk and Newcastle Cycling Campaign have teamed up to launch a competition open to all. No surprise, it will get people talking about cycling!! With Bike Week 2011 fast approaching and summer at our doorstep, the two organisations thought it would be an ideal time for the competition. To win the amazing first price, a folding bike from online-bikes.co.uk, all you need to do is answer this question: What would make the Metro cyclist-friendly and why does it matter to you? Tell us using your own words, 50[…]

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The first AGM – press release

25.03.2011 PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cyclists To Help Green Newcastle Pull Further Ahead With Newcastle working hard to retain its position as Britain’s greenest city three years in a row, it’s little wonder that interest in cycling is booming. Last year saw over 800 Geordies sign a petition demanding policies to support this greenest of vehicles. And as a result, a new campaign group was born. The Newcastle Cycling Campaign aims to help keep the city well ahead in the green stakes by lobbying and advising the council on what they can do to get even more of[…]

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Chocks away, North Tyneside campaign launch – press release

13.12.2010 PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Newcastle Cycling Campaign Launches on North Tyneside Monday 13th December 2010 sees the launch of the Newcastle Cycling Campaign in North Tyneside. The campaign which began as a city-wide campaign for a cycle-friendly Newcastle is taking its first steps to spread beyond the city into the other Tyne & Wear boroughs. The Newcastle Cycling Campaign https://newcycling.org.uk aims to improve conditions for North East cyclists. The campaign’s roots lie in a June 2010 ‘safe cycling’ petition supported by a staggering 800 local residents which was presented to a Newcastle City Council meeting. The Newcastle[…]

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Cycling Campaign Rolls into Newcastle (Launch) – press release

01.10.2010 PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CYCLING CAMPAIGN ROLLS INTO NEWCASTLE Friday 1 October 2010 sees the launch of a city-wide campaign for a cycle-friendly Newcastle. The Newcastle Cycling Campaign aims to improve conditions for Newcastle cyclists. In June a ‘safe cycling’ petition supported by a staggering 800 local residents was presented to a Newcastle City Council meeting and won support from Cllr Wendy Taylor (Environment Portfolio). Supporters of the petition also included Newcastle MPs Chi Onwurah and Catherine McKinnell, as well as Newcastle Councillors Stephen Psallidas and Gareth Kane. Based on cyclists’ feedback, the petition http://katlayout.co.uk highlighted clear[…]

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