Our patron Christian Wolmar on Cycling and Labour

Starting in 2014, Christian Wolmar has been our patron. Previously Christian wrote to Cllr Nick Forbes to inform Newcastle Labour leadership about the possibilities and mechanisms of change, citing the example of London’s new and convenient cycleways. Back in August Christian wrote about how cycling is a Labour cause. He now is on an extended mission: calling on the solidarity of local and national Labour to debate fairness and cycling in urban design. Read on below. The original article was published on https://labourlist.org/2017/12/christian-wolmar-bikes-are-not-just-for-the-middle-classes-this-is-why-we-set-up-labour-cycles/ Christian Wolmar: Bikes are not just for the middle classes – this is why we set up[…]

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Newcastle hosts first national debate of cycling academia and advocacy

As part of the ESRC Festival, Northumbria University and newcycling.org organise a day of researchers and campaigners to collaborate for the common good on national and local transport cycling agendas. Katja Leyendecker, chair of newcycling says “The event brings together thinkers and doers on transport cycling matters – for an event which is the first of its kind in the UK I believe. We have an impressive lineup with Christian Wolmar and Dr Rachel Aldred, and many many others, perhaps less prominent and visible, but equally influential actors in their own rights.” Christian Wolmar, patron of newcycling.org, says “I have got my train tickets[…]

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LCGD – presentations

The Love Cycling Go Dutch conference, chaired by Christan Wolmar, took place on 5th November 2013, 09:00 – 17:00 at Newcastle’s Civic Centre Banqueting Hall. We will post the presentation slides and videos here as they become available. The conference and workshop programme can still be accessed here. Main conference Welcome • Councillor Margaret Wood – Lord Mayor of Newcastle • Fred Olthof – Head of Economic Department, The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands • Councillor Nick Forbes – Leader, Newcastle City Council video and transcript Keynote Speech • Lynn Sloman – Transport for Quality of Life video[…]

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