A free festival of human powered vehicles will pedal into Cambridgeshire from 3 May as the flag goes up for the Cambridgeshire Festival of Cycling 2015.
It will give young and old the chance to try out a range of bikes - including cargo bikes, tricycles, tandems, family pedalabouts, recumbents, penny farthings, a bike bus, a circular "˜conference cycle' and many more.
The events take place in St Neots, Cambourne, Wisbech, Melbourn and Parklife at Milton Country Park. All are free and suitable for families and adults of all ages. The festival aims to encourage more people to try cycling more often, and to give local cycling organisations and retailers the chance to promote cycling to the Cambridgeshire public.
There will also be plenty for existing cyclists, including free bike checks and basic service by professional mechanics and the opportunity to make contact with other cycling groups and cycle training professionals.
The events will also include a selection of special bikes for people with disabilities.
All Festival days will run from 10am to 4pm on:
- 03 May, Market Square, St Neots
- 10 May, One Leisure Centre, St Neots
- 17 May, Phillimore Garden Centre, Melbourn
- 17 & 24 May, Morrisons
- 31 May, Market Square, Wisbech
- 07 June, The Crescent, Wisbech Festival
- 28 June, Thomas Clarkson Academy, Wisbech
- 19 July, Milton Country Park, Parklife Festival
The A10 Awareness Ride on 17 May cycles the route along the A10 between Cambridge and Royston. The ride departs from two locations: The Cross, Melbourn Street, Royston at 10:15, or Trumpington Park & Ride at 09:45. Both rides aim to get to Phillimores Garden Supplies in Melbourn for around 11:30.
These events are part of the bigger Local Sustainable Transport Fund programme covering the Cambridge to St Neots and Cambridge to Royston corridors and the town of Wisbech in Fenland. This programme also includes providing personalised travel advice and information for residents, promoting non- car journeys with schools, advice and support for Cambridgeshire employers to develop travel plans, and small grants for businesses to implement measures to support sustainable travel.