Events for June 2001
|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|
|Wednesday 20th||“Bike2Work Day” Free Cyclists’ Breakfast|
|Sunday 24th||Windmill Ride – Now with full route details.|
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.
Dr 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.
Try 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.
Cycle 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: 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 www.picturehouse-cinemas.co.uk
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).�
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.
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.