Cycle Campaign News June 2014
From the Editor
Road safety campaigners aren't the only people who think that the justice system is failing both to deter bad driving and to protect the public. It was clear from CTC's sentencing debate on 13th June that there are legal professionals who think very much the same (see headlines below).
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The Surrey Hills: Natural History by Bike 8-10 August 2014
Showing that field study activities and sustainable transport can make perfect partners, this weekend residential course combines a study of local natural history with cycle rides around the famous Surrey Hills.
Established in 1943, The Field Studies Council (FSC) is the only environmental education charity dedicated solely to providing information and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, be inspired by, and understand the natural environment.
The course, at FSC’s Juniper Hall field studies centre near Dorking in Surrey, is aimed at experienced cyclists who want to use their bicycle to learn about the local environment and see some exciting flora and fauna, including rare orchids and butterflies.
It will include a ride up the famous Box Hill Zigzag Road and conclude with a stop to watch the Ride London professional road race, which passes the centre. Saturday’s ride of 40 miles will follow part of the Surrey Cycleway with stops at many exciting sites to view the wildlife.
The leaders of the course are: Chris Ford a Senior Tutor in Biology at Juniper Hall and Alan Fordham, a local cyclist and long-time CTC member, who is also Surrey County Council’s Cycling Officer.