Cambridge Festival of Cycling 2018: The first week

This week saw the beginning of the Cambridge Festival of Cycling, which will run throughout the whole month of September.

We kicked off the Festival with our social ride to Eddington on Saturday 1 September. Earlier than morning our Communications and Community Officer, Anna Williams, and Camcycle’s first intern, Emma Pritchard, were live on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire talking about the exciting day ahead.

The social ride was a great success and you can read all about it on the festival blog. You can also check out some footage of the ride by one of our members.

On Monday the Cambridgeshire Collection ‘Wheels Through Time’ exhibition was opened in the Central Library. It explores the history of cycling in the Cambridge, the UK’s cycling capital, through photographs, newspapers and other materials. The exhibition closes on Wednesday 19 September, so don’t miss your chance to explore the history of cycling in the city.

This week also saw the beginning of the special Plurabelle Bookshop Bicycle Exhibition, which showcases local cycling history through a collection of display books, illustrations and ephemera. This exhibition is running on weekdays throughout September.

On Tuesday 4 September, Alec Seaman was the special guest at the Camcycle monthly meeting. He delivered an inspiring talk about the work of global charity, World Bicycle Relief and even brought along one of their specially-designed Buffalo Bicycles. You can read all about this on the festival blog.

On Saturday we have our Byways and Highways ride with Cambridge CTC. This ride will take a leisurely circuit around Cambridge, exploring the busy city and the peaceful rural areas right outside it. It leaves from Milton Country Park at 11am and totals around 35 miles, riding at about 10-12 miles per hour. This ride has limited availability so please register your interest beforehand.

It has been a great start to our Cambridge Festival of Cycling and there are still lots of events you can get involved in!

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