Category Archives: Agenda

Minutes/notes from CycleSheffield meetings

We will upload the minutes/notes from our monthly meetings here.

4th of April 2016 meeting:

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7th of July 2016 meeting:

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2nd of August 2016 meeting:

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6th of September 2016 meeting:

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4th of October 2016 meeting

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1st of November 2016 meeting

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13th of December 2016 meeting

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3rd of January 2017 meeting

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2015 AGM & Social: We ate, drank and were merry! But the best bit was learning about Dutch cycle paths!

It was great to see so many people at our AGM last week. The evening was a real celebration, and a testament to so much hard work which has made the past year such a success for CycleSheffield.

We’re pleased to welcome Barry Dobson and Dexter Johnstone on to our organising committee and look forward to working together over the coming year.

Matt Turner was re-elected as Chair, and ended his Chair’s report with a rousing speech;

“CycleSheffield is becoming much more focussed. By providing well-planned, accessible campaigns that reduce the barriers to people taking action is how we will make our voices heard.

We must show that the people of Sheffield want to see a city where everyone has the freedom to ride a bike, where our streets are safe, attractive places to be, and that this is the popular view, not that of a small minority.

These sorts of campaigns are impossible for the people in charge to ignore; campaign activities which are much more powerful and effective than the results any of us could hope to achieve acting alone. This is the direction I hope CycleSheffield will continue to move in over the next year. I want as many of you as possible to take part!”

You can read the minutes of the AGM, and our Treasurer’s Report here.

P1170460.resizedOnce the business part of the evening was over with, we enjoyed Matt’s inspiring presentation ‘Designing Cycling into the City: Why Sheffield should go Dutch’.

This is a presentation about how the Dutch design walking and cycling into their towns and cities, illustrated by Matt’s own photos and videos taken on his recent trip to the Netherlands. Matt went on a David Hembrow Cycling Study Tour of Assen and Groningen and it’s safe to say he was blown away!

Protected from big lorries on the school run!
Tramlines? Not a problem when you never have to ride along them!

CycleSheffield 2015 AGM – Monday 15th June, 7pm, Showroom Cafe Bar

Monday 15th June, Showroom Cafe Bar, Paternoster Road, Sheffield, S1 2BX


It’s been a big year for Cycle Sheffield so come and share our achievements & discuss plans for the future. Chair, Matt Turner will present the highlights of the last year and give an overview of some of the challenges and opportunities which currently face in Sheffield.

Everyone welcome!

Please arrive 6.45pm for 7.00pm start

7:00pm to 7:45pm – AGM and review of the year: agenda below.

7:45pm to 8:15pm – A chance to chat to everyone, mingle, and talk about cycling in Sheffield.

8:15 to 8:45pm – A presentation from Matt – Designing Cycling Into the City: Why Sheffield Should Go Dutch; Matt Turner of Cycle Sheffield explains how the Dutch approach to designing urban spaces affords Dutch families a quality of life and freedom which is the envy of Europe. Prepare to be educated, inspired and very jealous!

8:45pm to close – We’ll have the room all evening so stay and chat. A good chance to meet this year’s committee and other members of CycleSheffield.

Food (until 9pm) and drink is available from the bar throughout.


1. Apologies & introductions

2. Minutes of last AGM

3. Reports from committee members – what we’ve done and what we may do

4. Finance

4.1 Treasurer’s Report

4.2 Voting on a change of membership subs. See proposal below.

4.3 Approval of annual budget see

5. Election of 2014/15 officers & committee members – see below

6. Any other competent business duly notified and date of next AGM

Join the Cycle Sheffield committee

We’re looking for people to join our organising committee and help us in our campaign for a more cycle-friendly Sheffield. You don’t have to be a ‘cycling expert’; you just need to have an interest and a desire to change things.

The formal committee roles are –

  • Secretary

  • Treasurer

  • Membership Secretary

  • Trustee

We may also elect a Chair at the AGM

and Matt Turner is standing again as Chair

The committee can be 9 in all and other roles can be negotiated (e.g Can you help us organise events/socials? Grow our membership? Assist with our campaigns?)

The committee meets once a month and all committee meetings are open to all members and any member can join in with campaigning.

Please forward any nominations to us by email or speak to one of the committee members if you’re interested.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the AGM.

Item 4.3 Proposed subs

It is proposed that members subs will be as below for Sep 1 2015 – 31 Aug 2016.

  • CycleSheffield minimum subs if paid/renewed by standing order are £4 (concessions), £6 (individual), £8 (household). NB no change

  • CycleSheffield minimum subs if paid/renewed in cash at a CycleSheffield meeting or stall event are £4, £6, £8. NB no change

  • CycleSheffield minimum subs if paid/renewed by cheque or PayPal are £5, £7, £9. NB £1 pa rise for all types of members.  Cash and standing orders are cheaper and easier to process.

  • CycleSheffield subs if paid for new members at a stall event are £4 (concessions), £5 (individual or family)  – maintaining our one-off offer for newly recruited members at fairs and events which has been very successful.

  • Members are encouraged to pay more than the minimum and that will depend on the value they attach to CycleSheffield and their means.  We sincerely thank all members who have taken the opportunity to voluntarily increase their sub over the past year.

CycleSheffield elects a new Chair!

Cycle Sheffield Love Both Logo - Black on White

Today Matt Turner has been announced as the new Chair of CycleSheffield following Mick Nott’s decision to stand down.

Matt Turner
Matt Turner

29 year old Matt said “I want to see a Sheffield where everyone has the freedom to ride a bike, and I’ll make sure that CycleSheffield will be at the forefront of that effort. With our Space for Cycling campaign and our work with Sheffield City Council on developing a cycling strategy we’re making a real impact. We’ll hold the council to their aim of getting 15% of trips made by bicycle by 2025, just 10 years away.”

Outgoing Chair Mick Nott said “I have been Chair since 2012 and felt it was time for a change; not least because I am too old for this game! Plus it gives me the time to pay attention to my other role as Secretary of CycleSheffield.  I have really appreciated the support from our members and my Committee colleagues in taking a lead for CycleSheffield. I congratulate Matt and have no doubt that he will be a very capable and innovative Chair.”

CycleSheffield has a strong team of committee members but there’s always room for more people to get involved. We’re about to launch our Space for Cycling campaign which will see hundreds riding through Sheffield on our campaign ride next month and our website will let people email their local election candidates to ask them to support Space for Cycling. Please get in touch with Emma if you’d like to help with the organisation of the campaign.

Speaking about the future of cycling in Sheffield Matt said “The past couple of years have been hard and there have been many setbacks, but it feels like change is in the air. The new University Masterplan shows real promise for cycling provision and is a real step change from anything that we’ve seen recently. The plans include a well designed protected crossing across Upper Hanover Street, removal of traffic from Leavygreave road and a much nicer environment for people on foot and bike.”

If you’d like to help with any of our campaigns then please get in touch. There has never been a more exciting time to get involved.

CycleSheffield Awards and End of Year Social Mon 15 December 2014 Burton’s

End of Year Social and Awards ceremony details here – NB please book by 5 December

 The Award nominations so far…. nominations close 1 December

Cycling Initiative of the year

SCC Cycling Inquiry Most notable policy initiative
Sheffield CycleBoost Most notable initiative for getting people cycling in Sheffield
Sky Rides Most notable initiative for promoting cycling across South Yorkshire
Space for Cycling Most inspiring and fun initiative in getting people involved in cycle campaigns.

To see which one gets the award and enjoy a night out at Burtons then book your ticket(s) here

Grassroots Cycling Initiative of the Year

Cycle Rotherham The establishment of a sister campaigning group is to be welcomed
Sheffield Critical Mass A regular social ride that is steadily growing in numbers
Sheffield Cycling 4 All A real community and local volunteers effort supported by Disability Sheffield, the CTC, & Hillsbrough Stadium
Sheffield Stars These cycle speedway enthusiasts have developed international stars and are always welcoming and willing towards newcomers and provides bikes and kit to use for the uninitiated.

To see which one gets the award and enjoy a night out at Burtons then book your ticket(s) here

Sheffield media cycling story of the year

BBC Look North Mark Ansell for his report on Ride for Eric.
The StarDiary Story Colin Drury for his two page spread on Space for Cycling
Ride for Eric September’s Ride for Eric for the coordination of its social media and press releases that ensured anticipation, involvement and feedback for the whole community
The Star & Sheffield Telegraph Johnson Press for its positive balanced stories and editorials about cycling in general but especially for its TdF promotion and coverage.
Adam Page Adam worked with his peers to produce a video, Cycling in Sheffield which drew on commuters’ experiences and shots of the CycleSheffield Space for Cycling ride.

To see which one gets the award and enjoy a night out at Burtons then book your ticket(s) here

Best Sheffield grassroots cycling social media

Ellen Beardmore, The Star Wrote a witty and reflective blog when she took up cycling 100 days before the TdF
Ride Sheffield Runs an effective fb page which gets people volunteering to work on MTb activities and to effectively campaign for their interests.
Road Justice blog As part of the Road Justice Campaign Mick Nott wrote up the process of sentencing, and his reflections on the sentence, of Emma Egan, the driver who killed Eric Codling

To see which one gets the award and enjoy a night out at Burtons then book your ticket(s) here

Cycle Campaigner(s) of the Year

Luke Desforges Luke has effectively campaigned on parking issues as well as helping establish the new the BUG at SHU
Karen Hisom Karen took an effective lead on improving our campaign and publicity materials as well as our rebranding.
Emma Metcalfe Emma took a lead on the Space for Cycling Campaign and established a presence for S4C both by personal example as well as by her organisation.
Chris Rust Chris is a campaigner who takes an evidence based approach with effective field work and reports..
Paul Truin Paul has attended regional and local campaign meetings, volunteered as a ride marshal, Sky Ride Leader and taken an active part in Cycle Rotherham.

To see which one gets the award and enjoy a night out at Burtons then book your ticket(s) here

Best Independent Bike Business

Bike Rehab Vg work and obliging customer service for both bike storage and servicing located in the city centre and able to serve both workers and residents
AE Butterworth Idiosyncratic shop and a cornucopia of the obvious and the obscure, vg work & VFM  – a reyt Sheffield institution
Langsett Cycles A depth of experience and expertise, fair prices and has a road riding club and this year started a Saturday morning ride to coach and initiate people into club road riding
Russell’s Bicycle Shed Through tenacity and determination has succeeded in becoming a key part of the bike hub at the station and shows enterprise with bike sales, servicing and bike hire.
ReCycleBikes A social enterprise that has offers training for disaffected youngsters, brings on apprentices, refurbs bikes for the local community, services bikes for all and what it can’t refurb economically gets sent to Africa .
Sheffield Cycle Jumble An enterprise that brings together every sort of cyclist not just from Sheffield but from all over the country twice a year for an event that is more like a souk than a shop

To see which one gets the award and enjoy a night out at Burtons then book your ticket(s) here

Best Chain Bike Business

Edinburgh Bicycle Coop Airy, well laid out shop, good range of products and real VFM sales.  Supports Brompton Club rides in Sheffield.
Halfords Wadsley Bridge Knowledgeable and skilled staff who have a range of cycling experience and interests.

To see which one gets the award and enjoy a night out at Burtons then book your ticket(s) here

Cycle Infrastructure awards

Air pumps in the city an initiative that helps if you’re feeling a little deflated!
Cycle Hub at the station an initiative that provides safe, secure bike parking 24/7/365 and has a changing facilities and a bike shop in it
Cycle Lanes at Frecheville have made a huge difference cycling to and from Birley Moor

To see which one gets the award and enjoy a night out at Burtons then book your ticket(s) here

Best act of kindness

Amici and Bici Lauren at Amici and Bici provided refreshments for 240 of us on Chippingdale Rd, drinking squash, eating cake, and every kid got a lolly.  And she wouldn’t take a penny.  Chapeau!
Claire and Darren, Meersbrook Rd Claire and Darren host the annual Xmas Sheffield FridayNightRide where we turn on of the Xmas lights on the house, with a street party for cyclists and residents.
Gardeners Rest Pat and Eddie bought and donated half the yellow ribbon we needed to decorate the urban part of the TdF route. Chapeau!
JE James supporting the S4C initiative Supported S4C with distribution of materials and including a S4C goody bag on every bike serviced and sold. Chapeau!
Stuart Ritson Stuart freely gave his time and ideas in designing our campaign materials and our re-branding. Chapeau!

To see which one gets the award and enjoy a night out at Burtons then book your ticket(s) here

Notice to members CycleSheffield AGM

Notice to members

CycleSheffield AGM

Thu 12 June 2014

Start 7 p​m​ social time in the bar

AGM Start 8 pm

Rutland Arms, Brown St, S1 2BS

​Please come along to hear what we’ve done this last year ​ & how we’ve spent your money
​and what we’re intending to do over the next year.

We will also be looking for members to join us on the committee.


  • Apologies & introductions
  • Minutes of last AGM
  • Reports from the Officers – what we’ve done and what we may do
  • Approval of CycleSheffield Constitution – we don’t have one, but need one if we want to develop as an organisation, e.g. charitable status. ​ ​ The ​​
    ​ we are asking members to approve is here ​ NB we have incorporated our resolution of grievances procedure
    ​(​ ​) ​
    into this
  • Election of 2014/15 officers & committee members ​. ​ If the constitution is accepted then we need a Secretary, a Treasurer, a Membership Secretary and a Trustee​ PLUS 5 other committee members who can do things like research, managing our IT, publicity, manage our campaigns and events schedule – we don’t have specific named roles but will write job descriptions to suit volunteers strengths. A Chair can be elected from within the committee. Nominations to me as and when up to Wed 11 June – you can even put yourself forward at the meeting (and we promise not to twist your arm if you attend!)
  • Financial statement see
  • Confirmation of membership fee ​ ​ – we do not intend to raise subs this year but we are going to ask members to voluntarily increase their sub for 1/9/2014 to 31/8/2015 and review subs during the next FY.
  • AOB & date of next AGM

Everyone is welcome and if you do want to run for a committee position or suggest a formal motion, email me at Looking forward to seeing you there.