Your Streets This Month

This article was published in 2011, in Newsletter 98.

Bike rides for the over 50s

Cycle rides for the over 50s are now promoted by the Forever Active scheme.
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Forever Active is a voluntary, non-profit- making organisation which provides exercise / activity sessions for the over 50 age group within Cambridge City. They’ve been promoting activities since 2005, but at the prompting of Rob King of Outspoken Cycle Training they’ve added ‘Cycling for Health’.

I shall be working with Outspoken to lead group rides of a few miles around the city and to various destinations aimed at gently encouraging exercise. There are lots of benefits associated with exercise, such as a improving your mood, sleeping better and reducing high blood pressure. Each session costs £3.50. Details at or call Helen Robbins on 01223 457532, or myself using the contact details on the inside front cover of your Newsletter.

Simon Nuttall

Cycle rides

The Cambridge group of the CTC organise a full programme of rides including their popular Saturday morning introductory rides. These are shorter rides that are suitable for everyone and are a great introduction to the club for new riders. They will be held on the first and third Saturdays of each month continuing into the autumn. See the rides lists for details. There are other rides every Tuesday and Thursday and with two rides on Sundays. See for details with links to the lists of forthcoming rides.

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New cycle stands at Thoday St full to capacity and a great success.
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Upgraded cycle racks all the way along Burleigh Street / Fitzroy Street.
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Changes to Riverside completed. However, there is considerable concern that the problem which this new arrangement addresses wonderfully – the blind corner that used to exist between Riverside and Abbey Road – has been replicated at Priory Road, where priority has been changed to turn the corner off Riverside.
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