Cambridge Cycling Campaign – local voice for cyclists, route advice, bike shop discounts, third-party insurance. Contact details.
Cambridge Cycle Friendly Employer Scheme – promoting cycling to, from and for work. Anne Taylor, Cambridge & Huntingdon Health Authority, Hillview, Fulbourn Hospital, Fulbourn, CB1 5EF. Phone (01223) 475131.
Cyclists’ Touring Club – national lobbying organisation, touring and equipment advice, legal aid, insurance. Cotterell House, 69 Meadrow, Godalming, Surrey GU7 3HS. Phone (01483) 417217. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Internet www.ctc.org.uk Local contact: Sue Taylor (01223) 563414.
D.Tek – local supplier of all sorts of unusual bikes and trailers. Kevin Dunseath, 3 Main Street, Little Thetford. Phone: (01353) 648577.
Cambridge City Council acts as agent for the County Council in Cambridge, Fulbourn and Histon, so phone (01223) 458261 for highway maintenance (317723 for streetlights). Cambridge City Council also promotes the Sustainable City project – contact Kristina Peat (01223) 457174. Internet www.cambridge.gov.uk
Cambridgeshire County Council Environment & Transport Department – (01223) 717766 – deals with the road layout, some rural area repairs, and strategic transport planning. Also cycle training for children through schools – phone Steve Merrett (01223) 717385. The County Council co-ordinates Travelwise, promoting sustainable transport: phone David Arkell (01223) 717701. Internet: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk
There is a very wide range of cycling related material available in bookshops.
OS Landranger 1:50000 maps are excellent for rural trips. Heffers publish an excellent Cambridge City map (recognisable by its distinctive green background) in conjunction with OS. The County Council (see ‘Contacts’) produces a leaflet showing where there are cycleways in Cambridge.
The Bicycle Association provides a helpful set of leaflets, available through Cambridge Cycling Campaign.
The range of ‘Richards Bicycle Books’ are a good introduction to your bike, in much more depth than there is space for here.
Material dated: July 1997