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Welcome to our newsletter for May.

The NewCycling AGM 2016 was a buzzing success, you can read about the first part below, including the launch of the draft campaign plan for 2016-17, building on our transport transition message and aiming to put cycling back on the map!

In other news, we talk about our response to the Department of Transport in relation to the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy; the position of the Green, Labour and Lib Dem parties, regarding cycling, in the lead-up to the local elections; and information about the Women & Cycling Conference, where our chair was a speaker.

Upcoming dates for the diary include:
  • 2 July NewcastleGateshead Naked Bike Ride – Join the very first Toon Naked Bike Ride – as bare as you dare – for the Newcastle- Gateshead leg of the World Naked Bike Ride, 14.00-16.00.
Keep on pedalling!

The management committee for Newcastle Cycling Campaign

AGM 2016 Highlights (Part 1)

The NewCycling AGM 2016 had a great buzz and a fantastic turnout, with a great mix of people showing their support, so many thanks to all who came! For those who couldn't make it, click here to read about what went on and to see the draft campaign plan for 2016-17, while you can catch some photos of the event in our recent Flickr stream.
In another article, click here to read the foreword of the campaign chair, and for a link to access the Annual Report for 2015/16.

Response to the DfT's Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy

In response to the updated draft of the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy released by the Department for Transport on April 16, Newcycling have written a reply expressing our deep disappointment about the contents of the plan, and serious doubt as to the ability and commitment of those in charge to bring the required dedication and drive to implement changes in cycling provision in the UK.  Click here to read the response, and an article on BikeBiz by our chair about Changing The Record, click here.

Requesting Political Party Statements - Ahead Of The Local Elections

Like previous years, we again wrote to all the political parties ahead of the local elections to inquire about their commitment and plans for sustainable transport, active travel and cycling infrastructure. Click here to read the points we raised for feedback, and for the responses we received.

Katja Speaks At The Women & Cycling Conference

NewCycling Campaign Chair, Katja, was invited to speak at the Women & Cycling Conference held in Hereford organised by Hereford council and the WE Cycle network. To read about the event and to see slides of Katja’s presentation, titled “Sensitive Campaigning – Supportive Urban Design vs Offering Support", click here.

Get Involved

Newcastle Cycling Campaign is a not-for-profit community group, run by volunteers, lobbying for a city with space for cycling. Join us today to help us shout out even louder for a cycling-friendly Newcastle & Tyneside.

You can also chat with us on Twitter @newcycling or join the Friends of the Newcastle Cycling Campaign group on Facebook.

Or if you would like to get more involved, have ideas for topics to be debated at the members' meetings or would like to recommend a speaker, please get in touch either through the website or by email.

Please consider donating online to the Campaign through Localgiving. Many thanks!

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