East Midland Cycle Forum

The annual meeting of the East Midland Cycle Forum is taking place this Saturday. Pedals (Nottingham Cycle Campaign) is  hosting the meeting in the top room of the Trent Bridge Inn, West Bridgford, part of the special events to mark Pedals 35th birthday.

If you are going by train with your bike they will have a couple of volunteers at the railway station to meet you and guide you. The suggested meeting place is by the main entrance on Carrington Street, i.e. the Starbucks end, with the reserve option of meeting just inside the Station (Porte Cochere) by Costa, if it is pouring with rain.

There is no charge for the event, nor for the tea and coffee available on arrival (from 9.30), but you will have to pay for your lunch (standard Wetherspoons fare!).

As well as an opening presentation from Gwyneth McMinn, Sustrans Regional Network Development Manager, and a short electronic presentation from Peak Cycle Links on the Pedal Peak Project, there will be plenty of time, in the second half of the morning, for a detailed exchange of experience on our local campaigning ups and downs. This session will start with a presentation from myself on Pedals current issues, followed by ones from Ian Scott of the Derby Cycling Group, and Derek Latham from the Derwent Valley Cycling Group. There will also be time for other ‘ad hoc’ contributions as well as general questions and discussion.

Our secretary Alastair Meikle is planning to go and will be on the 08.47 train from Chesterfield.