I Bike Cambridge – fashion comes to Parker’s Piece



A bright sunny day, the middle of Parker’s Piece, a parade of models promoting designer cyclewear and their attractive city bikes. It was a good day.

Simon tests designer cycle parking
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On the Saturday I was stunned by a display of designer secure-cycle parking set against an outline of a car – I’d love to see this tried in Cambridge. A police officer came to the Campaign’s stall and thanked us for our Cycle Map – which helps him control city centre cycling.

Fashion show

The fashion parade was even better on the Sunday when they’d sorted out the music and changed the layout. It felt like a new type of event, and drew a new, younger audience into the world of promoting cycling.

Photograph by kind permission of Cyclodelic, taken by Andrea Vladova.
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Photograph by kind permission of Cyclodelic, taken by Andrea Vladova.
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Left: Simon trying out a GoCycle electrically assisted bike.
Right: Hugh Salt from dutchbikes.co.uk being interviewed.
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Simon Nuttall

I Bike Cambridge is a Cycle Cambridge project, funded by Cycling England and delivered by Cambridgeshire County Council in partnership with Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council.