This article was published in 1999, in Newsletter 25.
The Cambridge Cycle Friendly Employers Scheme is looking for bike buddies to help new cyclists feel at home on Cambridge’s roads. People who may cycle recreationally but not to work each day are often put off by traffic or not knowing quick and quiet ways to get to the office. That’s where a bike buddy comes in!
A bike buddy is an experienced rider who agrees to accompany a novice for an agreed time – perhaps a week or two – until they feel comfortable on the road and can ride confidently by themselves. There’s not much to being a bike buddy – just being patient and considerate of new riders and remembering what it was like when you pedalled out onto the roads for the first time.
Hopefully, the scheme will encourage more people to take up commuter cycling in Cambridge. If you’re interested to find out more about being a bike buddy, contact me.
David Meiklejohn 475136
Hillview, Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge, CB1 5EF