Bike Week – 12 to 20 June

This article was published in 2004, in Newsletter 54.

We have a wide-ranging programme of events planned for Bike Week – we look forward to seeing you during the week. Enclosed with this Newsletter you will find a poster for you to put up at home or at work and a leaflet which gives further details.

As you will see, our events include Free Adult Cycle Training between 12 pm and 2 pm on Monday to Friday, a Cycle Fair on the first Saturday and two Cycle Rides – the first beginning with a tour of historic Cambridge and a ride over the new Jane Coston bridge over the A14 to Milton, ending with a picnic in Milton Country Park, and the second a cycle ride round the outskirts of Cambridge visiting local nature reserves. These rides will be on the Sundays. The Cycle Fair will include stalls with information about Cambridge Cycling Campaign and about other cycling organisations, Dr Bike (free safety check and diagnosis), free cycle security coding, and bikes and equipment to try and buy.

This year we have a change to the usual cyclists’ breakfast – five of the large supermarkets (Tesco Cherry Hinton/Fulbourn, Tesco Newmarket Road, Sainsbury’s Brooks Road, Waitrose Trumpington and Tesco Milton) have agreed to provide a free breakfast to those arriving by bike between 8 and 9 am.

An event you will not find on the enclosed leaflet is the placing of notices on roadsides approaching Cambridge. These will give the time it takes to get right into the City Centre by bicycle. They are planned for Trumpington Road, Babraham Road, Fulbourn Road, Newmarket Road, Milton Road, Histon Road, Huntingdon Road, Madingley Road and Barton Road.

Lisa Woodburn