Introducing students to cycling

This article was published in 2017, in Newsletter 135.

30 September 2017

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For the second year running Camcycle volunteers manned a stall at Lucy Cavendish College’s Freshers’ event.

We chatted to new students about cycling in Cambridge and gave out material from our Freshers’ packs. We also provided information on the Cyclestreets website and app, to help students find their way around Cambridge. Senior Porter John Morley, featured in Newsletter 128, was also on hand to help students access second-hand bikes in good condition and at a fair price.

During Freshers’ week we distributed ALL 10,000 of our new Welcome to Cycling in Cambridge leaflets (see Newsletter 134). We also provided separate maps of Cambridge city centre showing where people can cycle legally, our cycle lights leaflet, samples of our newsletter and information on what we do as a charity.

We had some fantastic feedback and requests for more materials just keep coming. We are really proud of this project, and want people to enjoy a friendly and considerate cycling culture in Cambridge, even if they don’t ride themselves.

Hester Wells