Pedal power as Cambridgeshire Festival of Cycling comes to Fenland

Wisbech Cycle Day . Peter Baldwin member of Wisbech Wheelers,

Wisbech Cycle Day . Peter Baldwin member of Wisbech Wheelers, - Credit: Archant

CYCLES in all shapes and sizes were on show in Fenland this weekend, when the first Cambridgeshire Festival of Cycling visited the district.

Wisbech Cycle Day . Emily Hamilton peddling hard to make her fruit smoothy

Wisbech Cycle Day . Emily Hamilton peddling hard to make her fruit smoothy - Credit: Archant

There was a vintage bike parade, competitions and a variety of stalls in March on Saturday and Wisbech on Sunday, and residents brought along their own bikes for a free maintenance check.

Wisbech Cycle Day . Lydia Hamilton with smoothy.

Wisbech Cycle Day . Lydia Hamilton with smoothy. - Credit: Archant

The festival, staged by Cambridgeshire County Council’s cycling projects team, will tour the rest of the county throughout the summer, encouraging residents to get on their bikes.

A council spokesman said: “We were delighted with the public response to the event in March and Wisbech, it was really well received. The events were aimed at everyone, regardless of whether they are cyclists or not.”

Visitors were able to try out a variety of cycles, including tandems, electric bikes and folding machines, and were invited to use a static machine to pedal their way to a free fruit smoothie.


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Mike Davies, Cambridgeshire County Council’s cycling projects team leader, said: “The events are designed to be a great family day out and a chance for us to chat to residents about how cycling facilities in Cambridgeshire can be improved. We hope they may also encourage more residents to travel by bike if they can.”

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