Fact-finding trip to Germany

This article was published in 2001, in Newsletter 35.

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On the fact-finding trip of 2000: being shown round �rhus in Denmark

One of the highlights of the Cycling Campaign calendar is the annual fact-finding trip to some other city, to discover what it’s like to cycle there. In previous years we have been to Groningen in the Netherlands, �rhus in Denmark, and York and Oxford here in Britain.

This year we are thinking of visiting Germany – possibly to the historic city of Freiburg in the Black Forest, though we are open to suggestions. Wherever we decide to go, we will be cycling, socialising, sightseeing and meeting local cyclists.

The weekend of 1 September has been provisionally chosen for the trip. Nothing is definite yet but we will probably travel out by plane and train on Friday afternoon and stay two nights in a modest hotel. We hope to spend Saturday exploring the city on bikes with the help of local cyclists, and on the Sunday there should be time to go for a ride in the countryside before returning home to Cambridge. On previous trips we have hired bikes locally rather than taken our own.

Everybody is welcome to join us. We hope it will be a lot of fun. If you are interested in coming along (there is no need to commit yourself at this stage) then please contact Nigel Deakin phone 311073 e-mail nigel.deakin@bigfoot.com

Nigel Deakin