Share the joy of cycling with a packed schedule of events, bike rides and challenges this September
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Back for the first time since 2019, the Cambridge Festival of Cycling is making its return this September. Hosted by local charity Camcycle with the support of Cambridge City Council and local partners, it aims to get people back into the saddle and discovering the city the way it’s meant to be seen – by bike!
Running throughout the month, there’s a wide range of events to choose from, including social rides, community events and culture-based activities. On 3 September, the Camcycle team will be taking their stall bike to the Stourbridge Medieval Fair, where you can chat to the team about local cycling issues and pick up a copy of the Chisholm Trail map. The fair makes for a great day out with the family, allowing you to step back in time to the medieval age and explore the local history. One of Cambridge’s oldest buildings, the Leper Chapel, will also be open for a rare glimpse inside.
On 4 September, a social picnic ride to Great Shelford offers the chance to get out of the city and explore a beautiful nearby village while getting to know your fellow cyclists. Camcycle is also working with CTC Cambridge to offer longer rides to Houghton Mill and Anglesey Abbey for those looking to make a day of it.
For a more leisurely affair, Camcycle’s screening of The Soul of a Cyclist at Storey’s Field Centre on 16 September provides the perfect opportunity to put up your feet after your cycling excursions. We suggest you get your tickets now to avoid disappointment!
If it’s culture you’re after, don’t miss Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust’s tour of Emmanuel College Gardens on 17 September, which forms part of the national Bicycle Boys exhibition.
One fixture you won’t want to miss is Camcycle’s Cargo Carnival on 24 September, where enthusiastic cyclists show off some of the things that can be carried on a bike. This year’s event will be hosted in collaboration with the Cambridge University Library, where there will be refreshments alongside a range of cargo bike stalls, with the opportunity to try out a few models from Outspoken Cycles, the School Run Centre and Cyclecentric.
For more information and to discover the full list of events, head to the Cambridge Festival of Cycling website.