National Bike Week: 6-14 June

This article was published in 1998, in Newsletter 18.

It’s that time of year again, with a Campaign event almost every day in National Bike Week ’98.

Children’s Art Competition – a painting competition for three age groups: 4-7, 7+, and 11+. Entries can be about anything to do with cycling and must be submitted in A3 or A4 portrait format. The overall winner’s picture will be used as the front cover of a future Newsletter and other entries will be displayed in exhibitions around Cambridge during National Bike Week. Winners will receive vouchers that can be exchanged for cycle accessories, and runners-up will receive tee-shirts and mugs. Please submit entries to the campaign address by Saturday 6 June.

Try-a-Bike – Sunday 7 June, 2-4 pm, Market Square, Cambridge. We shall have a variety of bikes for you to come and try out. The range will include familiar commuting bikes, sit-up-and-begs, through to the less common folding bikes and recumbents. We shall also have a variety of trailers and other cycle accessories. Many of the machines will be lent by our own members. We shall supervise anyone trying out the machines and share riding experiences. The aim of the event is to explore the practicality of a wide range of bikes.

Commuter Stall – Cambridge Railway Station 7:30 am-9 am Monday 8 June. We shall put the stall at the station to gather the views of commuting cyclists using the rail network. We’ll also be selling magazines, T-shirts and mugs, and publicising our other National Bike Week events.

Picnic – Tuesday 9 June. A very short cycle ride this year will leave Parker’s Piece at 6.30 pm and head straight for Grantchester Meadows. Please bring your own contribution to the food and drink.

Free BreakfastHobbs’ Pavilion, Parker’s Piece, 8-9 am, Wednesday 10 June. A very popular event last year with around 200 breakfasts served up free. This is ‘Bike to Work Day’ and if you can persuade a friend to try cycling, they too can get a free breakfast.

Going Dutch – Thursday 11 June – A multi-media presentation & debate on our trip to Groningen. Plus we’ll be announcing the Winners in the Arts competition. 8pm Fisher Hall, Guildhall Place near the Red Cow Pub.

Dr Bike from 10 am till around 3 pm, Saturday 13 June, Market Square, Cambridge. Bring your bike along for a free safety inspection.

During the whole week various attractions around Cambridge will be offering free or reduced entry to anyone arriving by bike. Full details are are on our National Bike Week pages at:

Simon Nuttall