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Merseyside Cycling Campaign – Annual General Meeting 2024

Merseyside Cycling Campaign – Annual General Meeting 2024
Saturday 18 May from 10am.
DoES Liverpool, First Floor, The Tapestry 68 – 74 Kempston Street Liverpool L3 8HL.
Lunch will be provided.
The AGM is free to attend, it would be helpful to us to know numbers attending, please register here.

10:30 Welcome: Eddy Taylor, Chair of Merseyside Cycling Campaign
The MCC are pleased to introduce
10:40 Simon O’Brien, Cycling Commissioner for Liverpool City Region and ATE.
Simon is an award-winning actor, TV presenter and lifelong advocate of active travel who was appointed Liverpool City Region’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner in 2019. Simon’s role is to provide help and expert advice to Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram and the Combined Authority as they work to make the city region the best place in the country to walk and cycle. His excellent film ‘the art of the possible’ is not to missed
10:55 Ed Lamb, Green Councillor, long term cyclist.
Ed has demonstrated that he understands that environmental, social and economic justice are intimately entwined. He is working hard to prevent climate catastrophe, reform our democracy and promote a Green recovery. Active Travel is one area he is passionate about……
11:15 Simon Young, Wirral LCWIP Project Manager
Simon will delve into the wider proposed Active Travel Network for Wirral will be ‘live’ this month it is an opportunity to introduce that project as well.
11:50 Ed Gommon, Project co-ordinator for Zero Carbon Liverpool.
Ed Gommon says “Today ‘zero carbon’ is the mainstream view in high-level policy forums such as the IPCC. Ed is also lead for the Campaign on the LCC Active Travel Stakeholder Engagement Forum.
12:15 Helen Holcroft, Aigburth Community Cycling Club.
It’s been two years since Aigburth Community Cycling Club hit the streets of South Liverpool but already new hubs are up and running.
Q & A session with our speakers
Lunch – Our Pies today are made by the Community-Owned Bakery found in the shadow of Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield Stadium
13:30 Ellis Palmer
Not only is Ellis Palmer a journalist and broadcaster Radio Lancashire and BBC News Hour, he’s also an avid handcycling enthusiast. Recently talking to politicians across the country about Active Travel across the North West.
13:25 Stewart Walsh, Sustainable Travel Officer, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Stewart is working hard to bring the NHS into a progressive thinking when it comes to Active Travel.
14: 15 Danny Robinson, Peloton
His ideas for the Everton Mini Holland was launched last year, but what new projects are in the pipeline for this exceptional entrepreneur. Quote “positive cycling culture to create entrepreneurs, healthier communities and a world-class city.”
14: 35 Kad and team, Asylum Link Merseyside
Many who have fled from countries with conflict have found a bike in the UK brings freedom, independence and cheap travel. ALM have recycled bikes over the last ten years to help so many.
Q & A session with our speakers

15:00 Annual General Meeting, this hour will be devoted to the formal business of the Merseyside Cycling Campaign.
Agenda for Annual General Meeting
• Minutes of the last AGM.
• Election of Officers
• Officer Reports (e.g. Treasurer report)
• Area Reports (including Knowsley, Sefton, Wirral, Halton and Liverpool).
• Gary Clark Memorial Award
• Any Other Business

You are all welcome to stay to learn more of our activities, and perhaps even volunteer to help in some capacity.

World Car Free Day 2023

World Car Free Day is 22 September 2023 and so the Merseyside community is putting on a weeklong series of events encouraging people to ditch their cars – and embrace fun, friends, family and freedom – by choosing fossil-free ways to get around.

With the help of the Merseyside Cycling Campaign, on Sunday 24 September the week culminates with a free, family friendly festival at Wavertree Mystery Park.

This will include live music and entertainment, stalls and workshops, and ends with an all-ages bike ride to the new urban parklet at Mann Island.

Schedule for the day

  • Starts at 9am with the regular junior Parkrun
  • At 10am market stalls will open and there’s a Love Wavertree ‘run a mile’ event
  • Fun all day with Childwall Emporium on arts and crafts and Living Streets family activities, bike skills sessions for kids, treasure hunts, playground, plus Rainbow Rebels from 2pm and Liverpool Magic Circle member John the Great magician at 3pm
  • Free Dr Bike sessions where local bike mechanics will give your bike the once over from 11am to 3pm
  • Free bike maintenance workshops with Hollie from Energise Cycles at 12pm and 2pm
  • Live music every hour from 11.30am, including Merseyside band Johnathan Kopf (11.30am), Liverpool’s Cheery (12.30pm), Ukulele Club (1.30pm), local solo act Andrew Stride (2.30pm) and Dog Brainz (3.30pm), who have just released their release their second album of “good time northern pop punk”
  • Family bike ride leaves on National Cycle Route 56 to the town centre at 4pm – register for the ride by signing up the Aigburth Community Cycling Club here.

The event is being supported by Cycling UK and local councillors.

On the day we’ll have help from Aigburth Community Cycling Club, Cycle Liverpool, GoodGym, Liverpool City Council, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, Liverpool John Moors University, Living Streets, LitterClear Volunteer, Love Wavertree, the Merseyside Cycling Campaign, ParkRun, Peloton Liverpool, the Penny Lane Wombles, Plastic Tactics, St John’s Ambulance, Sustrans, Transition Liverpool, Women on Bikes Liverpool, Zero Carbon Liverpool and more.

Even more events

Wednesday 20 September:
Ignite Liverpool is hosting a one-off special of their regular quick-fire talks series, asking people to speak to the theme ‘Merseyside 2030 – Zero Car City?’. Register to speak here. Register to attend here.

Friday 22 September:
Peloton Liverpool will be running a special student ‘Joy Ride’ on World Car Free Day itself, happening this year on 22 September. Sign up the Peloton group here and keep an eye out for details.

St Cuthbert’s primary school is also planning to open a playstreet for the day on Church Road in Old Swan.

Sunday 24 September:
Merseyside CTC will have a ride on Sunday 24 September leaving at 9.45am from Calisa coffee shop, 84 Childwall Priory Rd, Liverpool L16 7PF. It will arrive at the Mystery around 1pm. Full details on the club’s ‘Runs List’ here.

If you know of any more events happening, drop us an email to merseysidecyclingcampaign@hotmail.co.uk.

Protest Ride – 24 September

Saturday 24 September 2022
Start at 11am Woolton Village Duck Pond L25 5JA
You can meet us on the way:
11.45am at Neighbourhood Cafe on Woolton Road,
12 pm in the Mystery at the central crossing where Cleo’s Cafe is parked
and 12.20pm at Crown Street Park.
Following Route 6
1pm Pier Head for picnic and speakers

Organised by Cycle Liverpool

Rimrose valley community event 30 July – volunteers needed

COMMUNITY EVENT
SATURDAY 30 JULY
NOON–8PM
Located next to Chaffers’ running track, near the Glenwyllin Road entrance to the park. 
Rimrose Valley Friends have organised music, food and entertainment on the day.
Merseyside Cycling Campaign is keen to have a stall at this free-to-enter event. We are looking for volunteers who can spare a few hours between 11am and 8pm on Saturday 30th July 2022 to help out on the stall. 
It is sure to be a fun-packed day with lots of activities, so if you can spare a few hours please let us know by emailing us at hello@merseycycle.org.uk