Study Tour to Assen

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Cambridge Cycling Campaign invites you to join us on June 18 for a three day study tour to explore Assen, the capital of the “Cycling Province” Drenthe, in the Netherlands

Our previous tours to the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark have offered significant insights into the qualities and infrastructure that are essential to a successful cycling city. This year, we are delighted to once again join hosts David and Judith Hembrow for three days of bicycle led fact-finding throughout Assen and Groningen. With already high levels of cycling, we believe that Cambridge should be a leading example in cycling provision. With the large number of developments being planned in and around Cambridge this enlightening tour will be timely and pivotal in guiding cycling investment decisions to ensure a high standard of cycling infrastructure that meets long term requirements and avoids wasteful retrofits.

The tour will explore many aspects of good cycling infrastructure as we experience:

  • Separate cycle lanes
  • On road lanes that emphasise cycling over driving
  • Cycle lanes to and through the city centre and residential areas
  • Train station cycle parking – Groningen Station has parking for 10,000 bikes
  • Morning and afternoon school runs – some children cycle up to 40km to school
  • Dutch cycling style and culture
  • Examples of what not to do and the problems that can arise

Total trip cost £360 – £420
Includes travel, tour, B&B accommodation
Other meals, snacks, drinks and entertainment not included
Optional: Bring your own bike or hire one in Assen

Our Planned Itinerary:

Please note this is subject to amendment as we finalise plans subject to requirements of attendees and availability.

Date Activity Notes
18 June, 19:30 Depart Cambridge Take Train to Harwich then overnight Ferry to Hoek van Holland followed by train to Assen
19 June, Noon Arrive Assen Check into accommodation, hire bikes and commence tour
19, 20, 21, June Continue Tour Tour will be by bicycle however distance will be relatively short.
21 June, 18:32 Depart Assen Train to Hoek of Holland followed by overnight ferry to Harwich and train to Cambridge.
22 June, Morning Arrive Cambridge Expect to arrive at Cambridge Train Station at XX

The Campaign has funds available to sponsor those who require it. Please get in touch to find out more.