13 03 Cyclox Circular

Cyclox Circular March 13

Forthcoming meetings – We are pleased to be working with OxPA on these two meetings which are relevant to both cyclists and pedestrians. Do please print out the attached flyer for these events and put them up in work or a window at home and encourage friends to attend. We are very lucky in Oxford to have such eminent speakers and will no doubt learn a lot from them.

Please note the new venue.

7.30pm Thursday March 21st

St Michaels in the Northgate (junction of Ship St and Cornmarket)

Lecturer in Public Health Dr Oliver Mytton “Active travel – good for your health, but how good?”

With so much interest in promoting cycling at a national level, but public attitudes focussed on ‘safety’ – what are the health effects?

7.30pm Thursday April 18th

St Michaels in the Northgate (junction of Ship St and Cornmarket)

Brookes University Research Fellow Dr Tim Jones one of the authors of “Understanding Walking and Cycling Report”

The UWAC report has been required reading for cycle campaigners, asking whether committed cyclists are the right people to advise on overcoming the obstacles to cycling. In a multi-centre study, non-cyclists were asked why they didn’t get on two wheels. Tim Jones has a wealth of knowledge to share on the subtle influences on our travel decisions.

7.30pm Thursday May 16th

Venue to be decided

Oxford – Premier Cycling City

Cyclox is holding an open meeting to discuss how to get Oxford to be the UK’s top cycle friendly city – what would it look like, who can help achieve it and what are the first steps towards that aspiration. We want members to put their views forward, in the light of the City Council’s Oxford Cycling City initiative and other funding schemes such as the Cycle City Ambition Grants www.gov.uk/government/speeches/major-investment-in-cycle-infrastructure , there is a real opportunity to create a first class cycling environment in Oxford.

Membership renewal

It’s that time of year when your membership comes up for renewal. Look out for the email with more details – if you have a standing order you won’t need to do anything.

Cycling from London to Oxford

Cyclists wanting to prove that their legs can do the distance while being surprised at how much beautiful countryside there is between London and Oxford have a choice of at least two rides: the Big Bike Ride on 14th April (www.bigbikeride.weebly.com) or St Mungos charity ride on 7th July http://www.mungos.org/events/challenge/london_oxford_cycle.

There is enough enthusiasm amongst members to consider a Cyclox team for the latter ride. Please contact Sue Roe via suer1953@yahoo.co.uk if you would like to join in.

Broken Spokes

Continuing the theme of collaboration, we are pleased to promote Broken Spokes who are holding two events in the next month – a film night on Saturday 9th March and essential repair skills on April 7th. See www.bsbcoop.org .

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