Bike Week: 15-23 June 2002

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It’s going to be our biggest and – weather permitting(!) – best bike week yet, with, on average, one event per day. As usual, the week is geared up to getting your bike into shape first at the Dr. Bike event and then giving you plenty of (extra) reasons to use it during the week.

These events are all designed to show how practical and enjoyable cycling can be and we hope there is something for everyone here. All the events are free to enter, except the film show.

You can download and print out your own copies of the Bike Week leaflet.

The week in outline

Day June Event
Sat 15 Doctor Bike & 3 rides to Childrens Festival
Sun 16
Try-out Show
Mon 17 Movie – ET
Weds 19 Breakfast at Hobbs Pavilion 8am-9am
Thu 20 Picnic Ride 6pm
Sun 23 Countryside Ride 10am


On display will be entries to the Art Competition, bicycle curios and you can find out more about the work of Cambridge Cycling Campaign. Highlights of the exhibition can be viewed at the Environmental Resources room in the Guildhall during bike week, and again during the month of July.

Arts CinemaET – the Extra Terrestrial – Cycle Home

Monday 17th June 5pm Cambridge Arts Picture House, 38 – 39 St Andrews Street, Box Office: (01223) 504444
Cycling into our affections ET – Special Edition. Cycling escapism as ET flees the scientists.

Those of us who saw ET first time round might be also interested in the film Beijing Bicycle which also features at the Arts Cinema from August 2nd (and so is not a bike-week event). Their synopsis: 2 boys, 2 bikes and growing up.

Part of bike2work - click for infoBike2Work Breakfast

Free Cyclists’ Breakfast from 8am-9am (while stocks last!), at Hobbs Pavilion, Parker’s Piece
Enjoy toast or a croissant and a coffee with your fellow 2 wheeled commuters on Parker’s Piece. (Supported by Cambridgeshire TravelWise)

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Last year's picnic ride on the Roman Road near WandleburyPicnic Ride

Thursday 20 June, leave from Hobbs Pavilion, Parker’s Piece 6pm, return 9pm
Gentle ride to Grantchester meadows. Bring a picnic.

Countryside Cycle Ride

Sunday 23 June, starting from Hobbs Pavilion, Parker’s Piece 10am
For bird watchers, snake detectives, social riders, lovers of the quiet, and everybody else!
A ride of about 23 miles through the country-side. At a leisurely pace, with a stop for a picnic lunch at Fowlemere’s amazing nature reserve (bring your own picnic and water). On the way back we’ll call in at a pub or make a tea stop.
Route: Cambridge – Barton – Haslingfield – Chapel Hill offers a great view from the top and a wonderful downhill to – Barrington, a very lovely village with wide green lawns – Shepreth -walk through Fowlemere’s amazing nature reserve – Thriplow has a beautiful view from the church – Newton – Harston – Haslingfield – the Cantelupe Farm – Grantchester – Cambridge. We expect to be back in Cambridge for around 4pm.


The week is organised by a dedicated team of volunteers and we need ever increasing numbers of volunteers to help promote the events and make sure they run smoothly. This year we are grateful to several organisations who have helped to sponsor the event and they are listed on the leaflet. There are plenty of opportunities for more helpers to join us, so don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 01223 690718 and leaving your contact details on our answerphone.

Bike Week events across BritainBike Week in 2002 will run from Saturday 15 June to Sunday 23 June. This page contains details of events run in Cambridge by the Campaign. There are events across the whole country

The information here will be updated regularly as proposals become more definite. Do contact us if you have any suggestions for events which could be run as part of the festivities!

To volunteer during the week, e.g. in the try-out show, at the breakfast, on gentle rides, at Dr. Bike, etc., please contact Lisa Woodburn, E-mail , phone Phone home: 245566 work: 464420.