Camcycle and partners are uniting on Saturday 24 September to demonstrate the power of pedals at the 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. The event consists of a cycle parade around Lammas Land and the city centre, followed by cycle stalls and cargo bike tryouts at the Cambridge University Library. Meet at the library from 11am to depart on the ride at 11.30am. Stalls and cycle tryouts will be open from 12.15pm to 2.30pm.
Taking place two days after World Car-Free Day, the event aims to celebrate all the things that can be carried by bike and raise awareness of the power of non-motorised transport. Participants are encouraged to join in the fun with cargo bikes of all shapes and sizes, plus panniers, bags, baskets, trailers and child seats. Creativity is encouraged: past events have seen a shed, a bathtub and a beehive on wheels!
The cargo bike traders attending are Outspoken Cycles, Electric Bike Sales, the School Run Centre, Townsends and Cyclecentric with a host of cargo bike options suitable for everyone. Conker of Cambridge will also be there with some cargo bike safety accessories.
Refreshments are available from Steak and Honour, VG coffee, The Mac Daddy and Ice Cream Dreams. Other stallholders include Oxwash, Pedal and Brass, David Parr House, the Museum of Cambridge, Visit Cambridge and Cambridgeshire Libraries.
Roxanne De Beaux, Executive Director of Camcycle said:
The Cargo Carnival is a celebration of Cambridge’s leading role in the growth of the use of cargo bikes for businesses and families. Every year new innovations bring a broader range of these cycles onto our streets making them a sustainable alternative to driving for more everyday and business journeys. We love to highlight the work of Cambridge’s cargo bike pioneers to encourage others to give them a try, so if you do business by bike in this region get in touch and we’ll add you to our bike business directory.”
Simon Halliday from Cambridge University Library said:
The University is committed to finding ways to be more sustainable and make a positive environmental impact; so at the University Library we are thrilled to be able to host the Cargo Carnival for Camcycle and their partners. The network of university libraries is acutely aware of the increasing challenge posed by the need to keep people and materials flowing around our ancient city as it continues to grow. We recognise that increasing cycling in general, as well as using bicycles to move more and different things, can be a big part of the solution.”