Cambridge Wheel 2001

This article was published in 2001, in Newsletter 37.

This year the sponsored Cambridge Wheel bike ride, normally held in the spring, will be on Sunday 30 September. The circular ride offers a choice of two attractive rural routes, one of approximately 28 miles and the other 44 miles. They both start and finish at the Wilberforce Road Sports Pavilion in Cambridge. The longer route was extensively revised last year by taking into account suggestions made by the Cambridge Cycling Campaign. This proved so popular that it is being retained for 2001. The routes will be signed and there will be full support and emergency services, including complimentary refreshment stops.

The ride is in aid of Action Research, one of Britain’s leading medical research charities, which has currently committed around one million pounds to medical research in Cambridge, part of a total commitment of £14 million. The entry fee is £10 if paid in advance and £15 if paid on the day, both include an Action Research T-shirt. For an entry form, telephone or fax (01728) 604883 or e-mail

There will be at least two very interesting participants: the Fumar Flyer is an extraordinary 24-seater bicycle that plans to complete the shorter course, as does Conrad Evans, who is 27 years old and has cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Conrad has already tricycled from Lands End to John O’Groats and across America. He is leaving the UK in March 2002 to cycle the coastline of Australia in aid of Action Research.

Alan Tuffnell