Two weeks to Bike Week (14-22 June)!

This article was published in 2003, in Newsletter 48.

You will find our colourful poster showing details of Bike Week enclosed with your Newsletter. We hope that as many people as possible will put them up in their windows, at their workplace or in their local newsagents, grocery store, etc.

We have three fun events planned for cyclists. Two very different rides on the Sundays and your free Bike2Work breakfast on the Wednesday.

If you have friends or colleagues who are new to cycling or who would like to start, tell them about the free adult training sessions which are being organised by the Travel for Work Scheme and which will take place every day except Sunday 22 June. These will be from 1-2 pm at Hobbs Pavilion on Parker’s Piece. Each session is tailored to individual needs. For example, you could learn how to position yourself in traffic, discover the best ways to get to work or where to go on leisure rides.

On Sunday 15 June at 2 pm our City Ride will leave from Hobbs Pavilion. This will be a tour through Cambridge by bicycle with a local specialist and lots of stories. Somewhere along the way you are bound to say ‘Well, I’ve lived in Cambridge for N years, but I never knew that!’

On Wednesday 18 June, make sure you leave home a little early and have breakfast at Hobbs Pavilion from 8-9 am with your fellow cyclists. Enjoy croissants or toast, coffee or juice – but be sure to arrive while stocks last!

Finally, on Sunday 22 June, there will be a Sustrans pedalling picnic ride. We will leave from Hobbs Pavilion at 10.30 am to arrive at Anglesey Abbey for a picnic lunch – don’t forget to bring your picnic. The route will be trailer-friendly and the leisurely pace will be suitable for all members of the family. It will also be a good opportunity for newly-trained cyclists to try out their skills. Anglesey Abbey and Lode Mill will be open, so if you want to visit rather than return to Cambridge with us, make sure we know that we have not lost you!

We look forward to seeing you.

If anyone could spare an hour on Tuesday morning (between 7.30 and 9.30) to hand out leaflets, please ring Lisa Woodburn on 245566.

Lisa Woodburn