Meeting the force

Members of the Management Committee are meeting with the Police Liaison Officer to discuss how we could work with the police and vice versa to understand and tackle cycling problems and concerns. Our members told us what they want to see from the police, and we took that to the Police and Crime Comissioner. Read the background and history here:

Our letter
Vera Baird PCC reply

Location: The Cycle Hub
Starts: Thursday, 24 April, 2014 - 16:30
Ends: Thursday, 24 April, 2014 - 17:30

Management Committee Meeting

The format of our committee meetings for the year ahead will be discussed. We will post further information! We want to open this up to members to contribute and get involved, in line with this year's motto Shifting Up A Gear. Watch this space...

Location: TBC
Starts: Tuesday, 29 April, 2014 - 17:30
Ends: Tuesday, 29 April, 2014 - 19:30

Space4Cycling campaigners conference / workshop day (national)

The day will include workshops on:

- Protected space decent junctions
- Press and social media skills
- Removing through traffic
- How Councils work – and how to get them to listen
- Liveable Town Centres
- Vision and Visualisations
- 20mph and lower speed limits
- Mythbusting and Rebuttals

Plus Plenary sessions from experienced cycle campaigners from around the country.

Reason to come to the Conference:
- to find out how you can use the Space for Cycling campaign to improve cycling in your area
- to meet, learn and share ideas from experienced campaigners
- to pick up an ‘Activist Pack’ of Space for Cycling printed campaign and publicity materials

Timetable attached, below.

Event page
Facebook event listing

Get in touch with us if you are interested in attending the conference on behalf of the Newcastle Cycling Campaign. We can fund a couple of train tickets from Newcastle. First come first served.

Location: Leeds - Swarthmore Education Centre, 2-7 Woodhouse Square, LS3 1AD
Starts: Saturday, 3 May, 2014 - 10:00
Ends: Saturday, 3 May, 2014 - 16:30

Newcastle City Futures - SAPL

A series of events organised by the Newcastle University's School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL). Katja Leyendecker will speak about city-wide planning methods for sustainable transport.

Location: Guildhall, Quayside (tbc)
Starts: Thursday, 8 May, 2014 - 18:00
Ends: Wednesday, 28 May, 2014 - 19:00

Big Ride around town

We are joining other groups for a bike ride around town. This will mirror the London pre-election ride to keep the pressure on our elected representatives, and candidates too. Everyone welcome!

Location: New Croft Centre, Market Street (tbc)
Starts: Saturday, 17 May, 2014 - 10:00
Ends: Saturday, 17 May, 2014 - 11:30

Cycling & Society Annual Symposium 2014

Following the success of the this year's symposium in Wales and the recent Love Cycling Go Dutch conference in Newcastle, you are invited to the 11th Cycling & Society (C&S) Symposium next year. The 11th C&S Symposium is co-organised by Northumbria University, Newcastle City Council and the Newcastle Cycling Campaign. Contact

Open : call for papers

31 May 2014 - Abstracts for papers and posters
30 June 2014 - Notification of acceptances
1 August 2014 - Final programme
1 September 2014 - Powerpoints

A draft programme of the event
Sunday 14/09/14 - half-day 'infrastructure safari'
Monday 15/09/14 - all day Symposium with paper presentations & posters, followed by 'conference dinner'
Tuesday 16/09/14 - half-day Round-table, business meeting about the future, until 1pm.

More information will follow as soon as it is availble, but make a note of the date and we look forward to welcoming you to Newcastle

Previous C&S events
2013, 10th Llangollen
2012, 9th London

Use the website tag css2014 to find further information of the C&S Symposium 2014 as it becomes available :
- abstracts of all presentations
- slides from talks
- posters
- notes from C&S group meeting


Location: Newcastle upon Tyne (various venues)
Starts: Sunday, 14 September, 2014 - 10:00
Ends: Tuesday, 16 September, 2014 - 13:00

Campaign Management Committee Meeting

Newcastle Cycling Campaign management committee meets

Location: Office
Starts: Tuesday, 24 February, 2015 - 18:00
Ends: Tuesday, 24 February, 2015 - 20:00