Exciting new events added to festival programme

Outspoken smoothie bike

Since it launched the Festival of Cycling two weeks ago in the Cambridge Independent, Camcycle has been delighted with the response from local residents and organisations. New cycling-related events are being added to the calendar each day providing something for everyone, no matter what your age or ability.

For those who enjoy a ride, the Camcycle/CTC Byways and Highways ride will take you for a tour around the city while Outspoken’s cycle tours of Eddington will give you a glimpse into this new cycle-friendly area of Cambridge. Or, why not start the weekend by meeting new people on the #CamRideHome, starting and finishing at The Mill pub?

If your cycle’s not in ride-ready condition, take it along to Outspoken’s Dr Bike session at Open Eddington, Addenbrooke’s Cycling Clinic run by Cambridge Electric Transport or Cambridge Carbon Footprint’s Repair Cafe Plus.

The Camcycle stall will popping up at the Addenbrooke’s Cycling Clinic too, so come and speak to us about all your cycling queries and issues and pick up some more information about cycling in Cambridge. You’ll also find us at the Travel Plan Plus Green Transport Day at the Cambridge Business Park, Milton Country Park Autumn Festival and the Grand Arcade student night.

If you’re interested in the history of cycling, Plurabelle Books has a bicycle-themed exhibit in their bookshop on weekdays throughout the month and the Cambridgeshire Collection on the top floor of the library will be featuring a special exhibition called ‘Wheels through Time’.

Cycle light painting workshopFinally, rounding up the programme are some fun and creative cycling-themed events. The Children’s Library will be holding their own celebration of ‘Wheels through Time’ with stories and crafts on the bottom floor of Cambridge Central Library for children aged 18 months or over. School-age children will love the interactive pedal power exhibits at Open Eddington where you can cycle your way to a blended smoothie or a fully-charged mobile. And the cycle light painting workshop with Lucinda Price Photography is perfect for creative adults – an opportunity to experiment with bikes and lights and discover what your camera can do.

With just a week left until the start of the festival, Camcycle is thrilled to be promoting such a varied programme of events, but there’s still time to add yours! Get in touch at contact@camcycle.org.uk if you have a cycling-themed event to add to the list and let’s get celebrating this city’s unique cycling culture.