CTC and CycleNation Autumn Conference
Save the date: 24th-25th October 2015
Return to Liverpool and join us for the weekend. Be it for discussion or debate on where & how cycling moves forward in 2016.
Merseyside Cycling Campaign will be host for the CycleNation and CTC autumn conference this year (2015). Cyclenation is a federation of local cycle campaign groups and there to help local groups campaign and to represent them at the national and international level; CTC is the national cycling charity and has championed the cause of cycling for well over a century.
The venue will be Blackburne House, right in heart of the world-renowned Georgian Quarter of Liverpool, for directions follow this link.
We will publish more details (how to book, agenda, social events and rides) here in due course.
The actual conference will be from noon to 6pm on Saturday 24 Oct, at Blackburne House
If you arrive before Saturday, we are planning social drinks on Friday evening, time and venue tbc. There may be a Cyclenation EGM on Saturday morning (TBC) and there will be a meal and social evening on the Saturday evening. We also plan rides for the Sunday.
Please preregister from the CTC website using this link.
Closer to the date we will email you a confirmation of this pre-registration plus information on how to pay the attendance fee.
We now accept payments or donations to the cycling campaign via a simple online bank transfer using GoCardless.com. This is a safe and convenient way to support the campaign.
Unlike commonly used online donation systems like for example PayPal GoCardless.com expects you to type in your sort code and account number instead of a credit or debit card number. The payment is not instant and uses a one-off authorised direct debit transfer but saving us the higher card payment fees. Don’t worry, we will not be able to take further donations from you without your authorisation. Please consult GoCardless.com for further details.
Please find the donation button on the Membership page or use the button to the right.
The latest PedalPress for Summer 2015 is online now, and can be downloaded or read online by clicking here. Again, it is packed with information and stories about cycling and cycle campaigining in Merseyside. Thanks to all contributors and the editor-in-chief Helen Hebden.
Committee details updated and check out our new online and printed membership form and new Membership page!
Please find attached the minutes of the 2013 AGM, plus an agenda for our 2014 AGM, to be held on 13th December (Saturday) at KIND. More details in this post.
AGM Agenda 2014
In time before the AGM the latest edition of our newsletter, the PedalPress is online now.
The 2014 AGM will be held in just under 4 weeks, on Saturday 13th December, from 10am for a start at 10:30am and finishes a 12:30pm latest.
The venue is KIND, 19 Back Canning St, Liverpool L8 7PB.
KIND is a Liverpool based Charity who are investing in our future….our children.
We would like to invite all those coming to join the KIND Christmas appeal and bring a gift along.
MCC will have a presence at the Everton Sports Centre for the Cycling Development Day, on Saturday 13th September, from 10am to 2pm.
Everton Sports Centre is located on Great Homer Street, L5 5PH .
More information for this event from the council’s cycling page.
We ran a stall in Princes Park on Sunday 7th September with great success, during the Sky Ride and before the official start of the Tour of Britain 2014, with lots of people on bikes diverting into the park. Lots of new members signed up, numbers soon to be announced here. In the meantime, check out these pictures:
After setup and before the influx of people on bikes
A good position for the banner, high up on the fence.
Part of the team with the wares on offer: maps, leaflets and membership forms.
The pros racing round Princes Park roundabout.
If anybody can name the two racers on the last image, please add this to the comments.
Edit: The two riders have been identified as No 73, Michel Golas of Omega Pharma Quickstep and No 55, Andreas Stauff of MTN-Qhubeka.
And here some more pics:
Princes Avenue – car free and enjoyed by all ages.
High interest in MCC stall.
The Princes Park roundabout, care-free cycling.
We will be running a stall on Sunday 7th September, in Princes Park near the children’s playground, 8am to 2pm. This is in conjunction with the Sky ride preceding the start of the Tour of Britain 2014
Drop by for a chat!