Cambridge Festival of Cycling 2001

Free Cyclists' Breakfast, 1997.
The Cambridge Festival of Cycling is now over and has been our biggest and best yet. If you enjoyed the cycling this week look out for more events on the campaign’s diary pages, or join us.

Events for June 2001

Day Event
All week Exhibition
Saturday 16th Dr. Bike and Cycle Security Marking
Sunday 17th Cycle Try-out show and Cycle Security Marking – with Chris Boardman
Monday 18th Film and Picnic Ride
Tuesday 19th
Wednesday 20th “Bike2Work Day” Free Cyclists’ Breakfast
Thursday 21st
Friday 22nd
Saturday 23rd
Sunday 24th Windmill Ride – Now with full route details.

Close up of one of the photos at last year's photo exhibition.Exhibition

When/Where: 11-16 June at the Central Library then 18-22 June at the Guildhall.
An exhibition about bicycles, cycling, Cambridge Cycling Campaign, safety and more.

Doing Dr. BikeDr Bike – free cycle health checks

When: Saturday 16 June, 10am to 3pm
Where: Guildhall Street, Cambridge (near the Petty Cury corner of Market Square)
Does your bike creak? Do you feel like you’re always going up-hill? A well maintained bike is a joy to ride! Let Dr. Bike administer a free 29-point safety check.

Cycle Tryout ShowTry Out Show

When: 10am – 4pm
Where: Addenbrooke’s Hospital grounds
Ever fancied trying a recumbent bike? A multi-passenger bike? A trike designed for hauling heavy loads? A folding bicycle? This is your chance to try out a variety of practical and fanciful bikes for free.

Chris BoardmanCycle Security Marking

Cambridge Constabulary will be marking and registering bicycles with security labels. In the event that your bike goes missing or is stolen they help get the bike back to the owner and help to prosecute thieves caught with marked goods.

When: Cycle Marking takes place at the Dr. Bike clinic and the Tryout Show. Chris Boardman MBE – olympic gold medal cyclist will be supervising the Cycle Marking at the Tryout Show on Sunday morning.

Picnic Ride

When: Leave from Hobbs Pavilion, Parker’s Piece 6pm, return 9pm
Where: Gentle ride along the Roman Road towards Wandlebury. Bring a picnic.

Film Show – ‘A Boy a Girl and a Bike’� (PG)�� 92mins

When:Monday 18th June 5pm
Where:The Arts Picture House, St. Andrew’s Street, Cambridge. Check for details at

Made in 1949, directed by Ralph Smart, starring John McCallum, Honor Blackman, Diana Dors, Thora Hird. Set in a Yorkshire cycling club, and filmed near Hebden Bridge, this is the gently comic tale of Sam (Patrick Holt) and Susie (Honor Blackman) who happily cycle around the countryside together until her head is turned by a wealthy young man with�a sports car�(John McCallum).�

The free breakfast is a very popular event.Free Cyclists’ Breakfast

Supported by Cambridgeshire TravelWise and Cambridge Sustainable City.
Time: 8am-9am (while stocks last!)
Where: Hobbs Pavilion Restaurant, on Parker’s Piece, Cambridge Hobbs Pavilion Restaurant, on Parker’s Piece, are again offering a free breakfast to anyone arriving by bike between 8am and 9am (while stocks last). There will be free Cambridge cycle maps available, and Cycling Campaign members will be on hand to advise about cycling to work. Come early for this very popular event.

One of Sarah's windmill photos.Windmill Ride

When: Starting from Hobbs Pavilion 9.30am
Where: Led by a local windmill detective, this all-day ride will be taken at a very leisurely pace and will include plenty of stops for refreshments and the chance to see eight windmills. Bring a picnic lunch. Flour available for sale at working mills.

For full route details click here.

About the Festival

The Cambridge Festival of Cycling is the successor to National Bike Week, which has been running in Cambridge since at least the 1920s. It is part of a national festival of cycling promotion. In Cambridge the events have been organised by members of Cambridge Cycling Campaign with help from local authorities and the local branch of the Cyclists Touring Club (ctc). If you would like to know more please call (01223) 712455.


See photos and read stories of the events we organised for the Millennium Festival of Cycling last year, by clicking here and visiting the events section.