Welcome to cycling

Cycling: it’s fast, it’s cheap, it’s good for your health and for the environment. We strongly recommend it. If you’re going to cycle in Cambridge there are a few things to bear in mind for happy cycling and harmonious interactions with others.

Welcome to cycling video


Our Welcome to Cycling video summarises our top tips for safe and considerate cycling.

The video was created by Alison Norden with a voiceover by Helen East and produced with support from the Co-op Local Community Fund. It was based on our Welcome to Cycling leaflet, which was updated in 2017.

Welcome to cycling leaflet


Cover image of leaflet

Our Welcome to Cycling leaflet is for anyone new to cycling in Cambridge who would like to know more about the rules of the road and the secret to happy journeys. It was a collaborative project based on feedback from the community using funding from the Cambridge City Council and the Co-op Local Community Fund for the design, printing and distribution.

You can download and print our guide to safe and considerate cycling:

Or you can email us to order free printed copies for your school, college or workplace.

The leaflet is also designed to be displayed as a poster.


Cycle training is available and may be worth considering. Read our page on training in the Cambridge area.

Buying a bike tax-free through your employer

In order to encourage cycling, the Government allows employers to operate a scheme whereby employees can buy a bike via a regular salary deduction. This means the cost is spread over a period, and more importantly the employee doesn’t have to pay tax.

For more details, see the Cyclescheme website.

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