Steve Barclay MP pushing for Ely to Chatteris cycle route

Following our successful campaign, the missing section of cycle route between Witchford and Sutton is now under construction. Once complete it will give a cycle route using segregated cycle lanes and relatively quiet village roads from Ely to Sutton and Mepal. In a letter published in the Sutton Pepperpot (pictured) North East Cambridgeshire MP Steve Barclay writes thatContinue reading “Steve Barclay MP pushing for Ely to Chatteris cycle route”

County Council build dangerous pinch point despite our objections

In March last year we became aware that Witchford Parish Council had requested that the County Council build a central island pinch point on Main Street at the entrance to the village. We arranged to talk to the Parish Council and emailed the County Council officers to raise the following concerns. 1. It will make the roadContinue reading “County Council build dangerous pinch point despite our objections”

What happened to the Sainsbury’s £500,000?

Many of you will have read in the news last week that East Cambs District Council, after spending two years working out what to spend £500,000 of developer contribution on, will in fact, hand the money back to Sainsbury’s. Many people are reasonably outraged at this outcome, and Ely Cycling Campaign aren’t too pleased either.Continue reading “What happened to the Sainsbury’s £500,000?”

Local councillors fail to support Space for Cycling

We hear a lot from councillors about how they want to allow more people to cycle but it seems that when there is an opportunity to make a commitment they fall short. The CTC is now coordinating a national Space for Cycling (it started in London). The campaign has a simple message, provide space onContinue reading “Local councillors fail to support Space for Cycling”

Ely Cycle Forum – April 30th 2014

A meeting of the Ely Cycle Forum was held at the Cutter Inn on April 30th. First up was an update from Abellio Greater Anglia regarding Ely Rail Station. Although Geraint Hughes had planned to attend, he sent his apologies and Patrick Joyce covered his points in his absence. Cycle parking is to be increasedContinue reading “Ely Cycle Forum – April 30th 2014”

Velo Festival: Bike Life 2014 @Ely

The County Council are organising a “Velo Festival” this summer with a big event in Ely on Sunday June 1st in the Market Square, we’ll be there with a stall. Here’s the description from the official flyer Come and spend a fun packed afternoon at the first in a series of Bike Life events, where thereContinue reading “Velo Festival: Bike Life 2014 @Ely”

The Saga of the “Car shaped Cycle Rack”

On the 28th November 2013 Ely Cycling Campaign contacted East Cambs. District Council to ask permission to site the County owned Car Shaped Cycle Rack in the Paradise Car Park outside where the “temporary” Post Office had been put up.Tracey Harding at East Cambs. informed us that the area was now under the control ofContinue reading “The Saga of the “Car shaped Cycle Rack””