This article was published in 2015, in Newsletter 120.
On 19 July in Milton Country Park, Parklife 2015 is a free family fun day encouraging visitors to be active outdoors, which is also part of the Cambridgeshire Festival of Cycling. In addition to canoeing, kayaking, fishing, archery, climbing and boulder walls, and of course a bouncy castle, there’ll be a range of bikes available for anyone to try out, including cargo bikes, tricycles, tandems, family pedalabouts, recumbents, penny-farthings, a bike bus, and a circular ‘conference cycle’. You Can Bike Too will be there too, with their bikes for all abilities, and there’ll also be pedal- powered Scalextric racing and a pedal-powered smoothie- maker. For existing cyclists, there will be free bike checks and basic servicing by professional mechanics and the opportunity to make contact with cycle training professionals and cycling groups.
In addition, this year there will be a Rugby Zone, part of the national Festival of Rugby that’s building up to this autumn’s Rugby World Cup.