Pedal power as Cambridgeshire Festival of Cycling comes to Fenland
- 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.
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.
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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Saturday 4 May: Whittlesey, Market Place
Sunday 5 May: Ramsey, Great Whyte
Saturday 18 May: St Neots, Market Square
Sunday 19 May: Soham, Recreation Ground
Saturday 15 June: Huntingdon, Chequers Court
Sunday 16 June: Chatteris, Furrowfields car park
Saturday 29 June: St Ives, Cattle Market
Sunday 30 June: Ely, Market Place