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20 Sep 2014

Newcycling lays on another Big Ride in the toon, this time stretching all the way to Gateshead. On 27 September Newcastle and Gateshead will turn red with Space for Cycling banners and bike plates celebrating the campaign’s local success. This time, the big city chiefs Cllr Forbes and Cllr Henry plan to join the ride, alongside the Campaign’s patron Christian Wolmar and, of course, hundreds of city cyclists.

3 Sep 2014

Cycling advocates are left wondering what’s going on in Newcastle’s East end. Councillors there are leaving a gaping hole in the otherwise overwhelming support for Space for Cycling.

Newcycling joined the nation-wide Space for Cycling campaign last year and since then has worked diligently through members' action and using social media to gain political support for the cause. Their success is outstanding. Forty-seven out of Newcastle's 78 Councillors have said yes to Space for Cycling, putting Newcastle in the lead countrywide.

31 Aug 2014

Newcycling, Newcastle's cycling campaign, resigns from Newcastle City Council's cycling forum. This comes after the group attended numerous fruitless meetings with bad governance of the forum overall.

Katja, chair of Newcycling, says "Cycling deserves much better. We've tried to work with the council through the forum, but in its current form its not possible; it's too frustrating banging your head against a brick wall all the time.

30 Aug 2014

We received a request for our position on pavement cycling by Jesmond Local. We obliged. Here's the full reply:

REPLIES TO SPECIFIC QUESTIONS

Q1 : What's the law on riding on pavements? (I understand it's strictly prohibited in law with a £50 fine, but that there are common-sense exemptions)
A: it's muddled. It's not legal by the Highway Code rule 64, but is legalised by ministerial decree, more below in position statement (draft)

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