Following the change of name from Leeds Cycling Action Group to Leeds Cycling Campaign, we’ll be moving to a new website www.leedscyclingcampaign.co.uk Please bear with us as we move the content across.

There will be a meeting, this Thursday from 6pm at The Adelphi (www.theadelphileeds.co.uk). We’ll get the formal committee stuff out the way first, then get stuck into active campaigning about 7ish.

We’ve decided to amalgamate the Action and Business meetings so the Business bit is first and then the Action bit – that way we don’t have to wait two months between each Action meeting. There’s so much to do and so little time!

Everyone welcome – we need your support and ideas!

At the recent Leeds Cycling Action Group AGM, the members voted to change the name of the club to Leeds Cycling Campaign. We are writing to members to explain the benefits of the name change and to assure all members that the aims and activities of the club remain unchanged. You can download a copy of the letter and also the updated constitution of the club. You can also read the draft notes from the AGM.

Read our letter of support for the Cycle Cities Ambition Bid here.

Chair: Lizzie Reather
Vice Chair: Graham Shortt
Secretary (Meetings & Mailings): Duncan MacNeil
Treasurer: Barry Hughes
Publicity: Martin Stanley
Membership Secretary: Sarah Dal Pozzo
Website Webmaster: Will Crocombe
Social Co-ordinator for Day rides: Jon Farley
Social Co-ordinator for Short rides: to be confirmed (there was a volunteer for this role, who was not able to attend the meeting but was elected in their absence)
Committee Members (max of 4): Lisa Brannan, Andy Brown, Allan Luxton, Michael Ousby.

Minutes and an updated Constitution will be circulated to members shortly. Thanks for all your support, we’re looking forward to taking the organisation from strength to strength!

Here’s the updated Cyclepoint deal.

A summary of the Leeds City Council Cycle Consultation Forum, Thursday 18th April can be found here.

Join us for Easy Riders, Saturday from 10.15am in Roundhay Park

Easy Riders is 15 miles (maximum) of relaxed social cycling from Roundhay Park, Leeds. We ride at the pace of the slowest rider, so no-one is left behind! Meet at the main car park, at the junction of Prince’s Avenue and Lidgett Park Road. Arrive from 10.15am, the ride starts 10:30am. Allow a couple of hours and we finish with an optional café stop at the end.

http://leedscyclists.org.uk/short-social-rides/

this Thursday 4th April 7.30pm in the Heart Centre, Bennett Road, Headingley (Weetwood Room). http://www.heartcentre.org.uk/

Other diary dates:

Wed, 10th April: Leeds Cycling Campaign first meeting in the Adelphi pub on Leeds Bridge (bottom of Briggate, keep going across the river). http://www.theadelphileeds.co.uk/

Thurs, 18th April: Leeds City Council’s Cycle Consultation Forum meeting (their formal consultation with cyclists, held once every three months), Leeds Civic Hall.

Thurs, 9th May: LCAG AGM, Leeds Civic Hall (Portland Crescent side entrance).

Wed, 13th March 2013 6.30pm University of Leeds, Business School, Room 1.06

With Roger Geffen, Campaigns & Policy Director, CTC – the National Cycling Charity
Cycling is moving up the national transport agenda – and Leeds is due to host the start of the Tour de France in 2014.

This talk will provide an overview of current developments in national cycling politics such as the “Get Britain Cycling” parliamentary inquiry.

There will also be discussion on the opportunities this opens up for cycle campaigning locally, and the ways in which CTC is looking to strengthen the links between national and local campaigning.

Location: http://www.teachingspace.leeds.ac.uk/room_details.asp?ID=1-01-087-2730-01%20-106
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/346950015416498/