Katya Leyendeker has got the bit between her teeth as far as cycling in Newcastle is concerned. She organised a petition to the Council about encouraging cycling.
There are Critical Mass rides in other parts of the UK and CM has its wiki . Apparently about 25 cyclists took part in the ride. 25 is certainly enough to have some 'safety in numbers'. There are pictures and a video of the Newcastle rides. there has beena legal case , i think in London. Organised protest need police permission. Is a CM ride 'organised' . I didn't think it was. It goes wherever the people at the front think it should, so it doesn't really have an organiser.
I might go on the next one if I'm in Newcastle and free