Bike Week 2009


Bike Week 2009 sees a range of events organised by the Campaign and Cycle Cambridge.

Free adult cycle training sessions are available Monday to Friday of Bike Week from 12-2pm at Parker’s Piece. See the leaflet for full details.

Full details of all events nationally are at

Sat 13 Bike Fair on Parker’s Piece
To celebrate Bike Week and Cambridge’s status as a ‘Cycling City’. There will be BMX displays and workshops, Dr Bike, cycling information stalls, and bikes to try out. Also cycle orienteering organised by Outspoken Cycle Couriers: in teams (minimum 2 people), using one of the council’s brand new cycle maps, the task is to find the shortest route around town to reach as many checkpoints as possible!
Sun 14 Campaign stall at the Environment Festival, Milton Country Park.
… subject to availability of helpers! Can you help staff the stall? Please contact us if so, or e-mail directly.
Tue 16 Bike Week lunchtime ride
12.30-1.30pm. Free guided bike ride around the city. Depart from Station Cycles at the train station.
Wed 17 Cycle to a free breakfast
Bike Breakfast for Bike to Work Day – at Park Street Cycle Park and the Grand Arcade Cycle Park. Our stall will also be present at Park Street.
Thu 18 Bike Week lunchtime ride
12.30-1.30pm. Free guided bike ride around the city. Depart from Station Cycles at the train station.
Thu 18 ‘Down Right Kenya’ presentation
7pm. ‘Down Right Kenya’ – Inspirational talk from a group of local cyclists who rode from Cambridge to Kenya in aid of a charity that supports schools in rural Kenya. Guildhall, Market Square. Free entry.
Fri 19 Friday rides
Weather permitting: Every Friday lunchtime at 12:30pm leaving from the Stourbridge Common side of Green Dragon Bridge. Lunchtime ride of varying speed and length, usually involving a stop at a pub on the way. Open and to all who like to ride and talk about bicycles. Join the ride at your own risk.
Fri 19 Unusual history bike tour
6-8pm. Discover the real Cambridge with local historian and Blue Badge Tour Guide Allan Brigham. Cycle along streets and parks from the city centre to Cherry Hinton Hall. Learn about Cambridge’s history including the mining boom and explore the city’s oldest buildings and parks. £3 per adult (accompanied children aged 14 and under go free). Tickets available from The Cambridge Visitor Information Centre.
Sat 20 Cycle try-out session
10am-5pm. Lots of different, unusual and fun bikes for everyone to try! Fen Edge Festival, Cottenham.
Sat 20 Workshop Open Day, Ben Hayward Cycles
Meet our mechanics, servicing tips, demonstrations, competitions, refreshments and special offers. 10am-4pm Saturday 20th June in both our Laundress Lane (01223 301118) and Horningsea (01223 860471) workshops. More details at:
Sun 21 Cycle to Byron’s Pool family day
11am-5pm. Leaflet detailing cycle routes to all local nature reserves in the city available from Cambridge Visitor Information Centre and bike shops.