16 07 Cyclox Circular

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Cyclox Circular August 2016

Cyclox event to get Potholes fixed – ‘Tour de Potholes’

Sunday 14 August, 10am – 1pm, main event more details soon
Or anytime between Sat 13 – Tuesday 16 August

How many times have we had to avoid potholes, or hit one, and thought that something ought to be done about it? Maybe we thought that our one complaint would have little or no effect. Councils ask the public to notify them of road defects on FixMyStreet.com. So if enough of us can make that
effort, we can help Oxfordshire County Council to target the worst areas and perhaps bid for more funding for repairs

How can you help?
• Join the main event on Sunday 14 August, 10am – 1pm.
• (Reports from Sat 13 to Tuesday 16 Aug will also be taken into account for this campaign.)
• Record road defects on your favourite ride or commute, following the instruction below.
• Maybe get together with a group of friends or a club, to cover your local area.
• Come to the campaign meet-up to review the outcome, Tues 23 Aug, 7.30, St Michael’s in the
Northgate
For more information:
http://www.cyclox.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Tour-de-Potholes-Aug-14-2016-Flyer.pdf

Oxford Local Plan Consultation – your views needed

Oxford City Council has started the process of developing the Oxford Local Plan 2016 to 2036.   This is called the First Steps Consultation and they are seeking the views of stakeholders on the initial set of plans.  They have issued a series of papers as the start of the process of consultation. There is a summary document that sets out the issues in a short booklet that is worth a quick read. It accompanies 18 different background papers. Cyclox has developed its thoughts and your comments either to Cyclox or to the City are welcome.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T-KpOber-TRJbATX_IhtiGsww1Wp1eQOWrTLQLNz_IY/edit?usp=sharing

Forthcoming Cyclox events

Thursday 22nd September Broken Spoke Bike Co-op
Cargo Bikes for Business

Held in Broken Spoke courtyard, 42 Pembroke Street.  OX1 1BP

Cyclox and the Broken Spoke Coop would like to invite you to our ‘Bikes in Business’ event on Thursday 22nd September (World Car Free day), 7pm, in the courtyard at The Story Museum.

During the evening people who use bikes for their business (deliveries, food stalls, transport) will be talking about why they set up with cargo bikes and what their experience has been.  We want to celebrate your successes but also understand any barriers to growing the cycle based transport/delivery industry in Oxford.

Tuesday October 18th 7.30pm St Michael in the Northgate
Talk and discussion on the cycling culture in our Twin City, Leiden:

Sam Hampton (Oxford University Centre for the Environment) plus two others who visited there recently.

Tuesday November 15th: 7 pm to 9.30 pm. St Michael in Northgate
Cyclox AGM.

We are thrilled and honoured to have David Cox, OBE, Chair, CyclingUK to come to talk to Cyclox about cycle campaigning at local and national level – this will be a talk to equal our best. We will have our brief AGM for members only immediately before. More details on how to put your name forward for the committee nearer the time.

David Jaques has died

Cyclox is sad to report that David Jaques, one of our longest and most active members has died. Many of you will remember David whose boundless enthusiasm and wit (not to mention the home-made beer he brought along) made the Cyclox stalls such fun. He was a committed utility cyclist, and even when his memory was getting a bit shakey he would cycle to his favourite haunts around Iffley. David managed the Cyclox stall for many years, and found a variety of intriguing items to sell, not all of them perhaps destined for a long and useful life. He managed to obtain cheap dayglo jackets which sold well, but the solar powered rucksack lights were perhaps an idea whose time had not yet come. Though we all enjoyed his well-observed and sometimes irreverent comments on local cycle policymakers we may not have known as much as we should about his ‘other life’. He was a respected author and trainer on educational methods, especially the dynamics of small group working. He was much in demand by Brookes and the Oxford Medical School. If you would like to read an example of his work click here:
https://www.brookes.ac.uk/services/ocsld/resources/small-group/index.html

Wake up call for Oxford – another city shows its support for cycling

As if finding Richard III’s grave wasn’t enough, Leicester has now produced some imaginative cycling infrastructure. Perhaps most enviable of all – they trial ideas with cones or paint to see if it works.
http://www.cycling-embassy.org.uk/blog/2015/07/07/nine-things-leicester-is-doing-right

Bike Oxford – iconic rides through Oxfordshire

Sunday 11th September
Bike Oxford: 25 or 50 or 80 mile marked rides round Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire
www.bikeoxford.co.uk/
Rides start at 7.30, 8.30 and 9.30 am.  Returns from approx 11 am onwards
Venue: Cherwell School, Marston Ferry Road,
www.bikeoxford.co.uk/event/routes-and-costs

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