January 2020

Local Bike Campaigning – March 23 #SpokesMtg

More and more people are fighting for safer conditions to get around by bike – for the environment and climate, for health, for towns and cities not dominated by the car and for a happier life. Our public meeting and our new factsheet tell the many and varied stories of people doing just that – and how you can follow their example.

  • Where  Augustine United Church 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL
  • Date Monday 23 March
  • Time  Starts 7.30, Ends 9.30.  Doors open 6.45 for coffee, stalls and chat
  • Speakers [6 minutes each] …
David FrenchSpokes Planning Group
Kirsty LewinSpokes Porty + film 1 or 2
Stella ThomsonSpokes South Edinburgh
Henry WhaleyRoseburn support group
Diana FarrellCorstorphine bike bus
Iain MonkDrem-Gullane path campaign
Sara Dorman + Ewen MacleanCity Cycling Edinburgh, online forum

The speakers will be followed by a 1-hour Q/A and panel discussion chaired by Spokes member Cllr Scott Arthur.

Click poster or here to download pdf

How you can help…

  • Download our meeting poster (above) and pin it up at work or in your local shop or cafe.  Spokes members and relevant organisations will be sent printed copies in our February mailout – or ask us.
  • Retweet our tweet about the meeting and like our facebook posting
  • When tweeting about the meeting  use hashtag #SpokesMtg
  • Come to the meeting!!
  • Do your own thing – whether you are a loner or gregarious, whether you’re concerned about a local dropped kerb or about government climate policy, whether you can contribute time regularly or in occasional bursts, your efforts are needed! Our Local Bike Campaigning factsheet below shows you what other people are doing right now.

Also at the meeting, before 7.30 and after 9.30…

  • Spokes membership stalljoin or renew
  • Spokes stall – selling our lovely maps at special stall prices (now all on water-resistant paper except Midlothian map)
  • Info stalls – tba.

Local bike campaigning factsheet

To accompany the public meeting we’ve produced a factsheet with stories from 12 people involved in very varied ways of bike campaigning – some as individuals, others as part of an organised group – there’s something to suit everyone!

The factsheet is available as a pdf (click the picture) and will also be printed as a pullout in Spokes Bulletin 136, out in late February.

Click here or the picture to download the factsheet pdf

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