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!

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