Bike-Week 2002

This article was published in 2002, in Newsletter 41.

Planning for another busy bike-week is well underway, with several events already confirmed. We’re always looking for ways in which members can get involved, and for ideas for new events. If you would like to contribute, contact Simon Nuttall phone 500902 e-mail

Before Bike-Week

Art Competition (see below) closing date 25 May.

28 May – 6 June – Exhibitions in the Central Library of the Art Competition and the Campaign’s work.

During Bike-Week

Exhibition in the Sustainability Room at the Guildhall.

New bike-week banner goes up over Guildhall Street.

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June Event
15 Doctor Bike
16 Try-out Show
17 Movie
19 Breakfast at Hobbs Pavilion
20 Picnic Ride 6 pm
23 Big Ride

Art Competition

We want your art work (painting, collage, sculpture…) in time for us to feature it in our exhibition. First prize is a £200 voucher to spend at Ben Hayward’s Cycles. Closing date 25 May 2002. Send your entries to: PO Box 204 Cambridge CB4 3FN. For bulky entries or full competition rules leave a message at (01223) 690718 and we’ll contact you.


At the central library, Lion Yard Cambridge from 28 May – 6 June. On display will be entries to the Art Competition, bicycle curios and displays on the work of the Cambridge Cycling Campaign.

Dr Bike

Bring your bike for a 29-point safety check. We will give you discount vouchers to take to local bike shops where problems can be corrected.

Discounts are offered at:

  • Ben Hayward’s
  • The Bike Shop, Arbury Court

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Last year’s try-out event was a great success.

Try-Out show

Try the bike of your dreams on a good-sized track near the centre of Cambridge. There will be bikes of all shapes and sizes, for all ages to play on all afternoon. See how practical they can be when equipped with trailers for your shopping and for transporting your kids.


Monday 17 June 5 pm Cambridge Arts Picture House, 38-39 St Andrews Street, Box Office phone (01223) 504444 e-mail

ET – Special Edition – slightly longer than the original with improved special effects. Near the end, when the scientists have captured ET, Elliot and a gang of small boys rescue him and race through the streets on their bikes. When the police get too close, ET does some magic and they all cycle through the air!


Enjoy a free cyclists’ breakfast with your fellow two-wheeled commuters at Hobbs Pavilion from 8 am-9 am.

Picnic Ride

On the Thursday evening to somewhere local.

Big Sunday Ride

We’re planning another relaxed cycle ride on the Sunday. We’ll give you a route to follow and a destination where we will meet for a picnic. It will be based on our extremely successful Windmill Ride last year.

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