Cambridge Festival of Cycling returns for a month of celebratory events

Camcycle is delighted to announce the return of the Cambridge Festival of Cycling, a series of cycle-themed events running throughout the month of September.

2019 Cargo Carnival

With social rides, community stalls, a screening of the award-winning film ‘The Soul of a Cyclist’ and many other activities, there’s an opportunity for everyone to get involved. The festival’s aim is to celebrate the inclusive world of cycling, which has the potential to help transform the liveability and sustainability of our region. It’s the perfect time to find out more about Camcycle’s work and all aspects of cycling in and around Cambridge.

The flagship event of the festival is the Cargo Carnival, back for the first time since 2019 and this year hosted in collaboration with the Cambridge University Library. Join the grand cycle parade of pedal-powered cargo on Saturday 24 September and then try out a range of cargo bikes or browse the range of products available from cycle-based traders.

Social rides and cycle challenges

Although you don’t have to be a cyclist yourself to join the fun, there are plenty of opportunities to get into the saddle. Camcycle is hosting a social ride and picnic to Great Shelford on Sunday 4 September and working with CTC Cambridge for longer rides to Houghton Mill and Anglesey Abbey. There are also opportunities to get cycling with Cambridge Bike Party, the Strawberry Community Cycle Event, Open Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust and Love to Ride.

Community events

Camcycle will be taking its stall bike to the Stourbridge Medieval Fair, the Greener Queen Edith’s Day, Milton Country Park Autumn Festival, and the Great St Mary’s ‘Blessing of the Bicycles’, so come along to find out more about our work and discuss your local cycling issues. A selection of our resources will be available at Eddington’s Sustainable YOU event and Ely Cathedral’s Green Fair. If you’d rather simply enjoy beautiful green space, Emmanuel College is hosting a tour of their gardens as part of the Bicycle Boys exhibition.

Get involved and join the fun!

There are plenty of opportunities for volunteers to get involved in the festival and we’d love to hear about even more events we can promote. Get in touch at if you have a cycling-themed event to add to the list.

The Cambridge Festival of Cycling is supported by Cambridge City Council and the Cambridge Independent. Camcycle welcomes other partnerships from organisations who would like to support specific events. Keep up-to-date with the latest festival information at  or by following @camcyclefest on Twitter.