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Guide to Bridge the Gap 2019 including times, route map, entertainment and ticket prices




The 18th annual Bridge the Gap charity walk will be held on Sunday, September 15.

Bridge the Gap Walk, Emmanuel College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (16449620)
Bridge the Gap Walk, Emmanuel College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (16449620)

Supported by the Cambridge Independent and sponsored by The Cambridge Building Society, the proceeds go to Arthur Rank Hospice and Romsey Mill.

The walk starts on Parker’s Piece and follows a route through the grounds of the university’s colleges.

Since it began in 2001, more than £506,000 has been raised for local charitable causes and more than 34,000 walkers have taken part.

Donna Talbot, director of fundraising and communications, said: “We’re really looking forward to Sunday. Bridge the Gap is such a fabulous day out and has a lovely community feel to it, with families, groups of friends and colleagues, and individuals all taking part.”

Bridge the Gap Walk, Emmanuel College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (16446946)
Bridge the Gap Walk, Emmanuel College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (16446946)

How to sign up

Register online by visiting arhc.org.uk/bridge-the-gap.asp in advance for £18 until 1pm on Friday (September 13) or register on the day for £20 between 9.30am and 10.30am on Sunday. Each adult place includes up to three children free of charge, with donations welcome.

Bridge the Gap Walk, Museum of Zoology. Picture: Keith Heppell. (16446938)
Bridge the Gap Walk, Museum of Zoology. Picture: Keith Heppell. (16446938)

Time and location

The walk, now in its 18th year, starts from Parker’s Piece. Three waves of walkers will leave at 9.30am, 10am and 10.30am. You can select your preferred time when booking.

The route

Bridge the Gap route map 2019 (16449411)
Bridge the Gap route map 2019 (16449411)

Entertainment

Entertainment at the start and finish point of Parker’s Piece will include live music with City of Cambridge Brass Band and The Blue Clovers, and dancing from The Cambridge Lindy Hoppers.

There will be stalls from headline sponsors The Cambridge Building Society and event partners The Rotary Club of Cambridge and the Co-op, who are also hosting a recycling point for your plastic water bottle.

The Romsey Mill Pre-School team will be running arts and craft activities and soft-play, while Caffe Mobile, The Tin Kitchen and Nanna Mexico will be on-site with post-walk refreshments, alongside Arthur Rank Hospice charity’s Time for Cake Tent.

This year, alongside the array of delicious cake for sale, Great British Bake Off fans will be treated to another show-stopping cake from Ian Cummings, runner up in the 2015 series.

The musical theme continues around the route, with Jazzwave performing in Pembroke College and the melodious tones of Sing! Choirs at Queen’s Green.

For those who love a fact, the Society of Cambridge Tourist Guides will be dotted around the route, ready to point out unique features and historical anecdotes.

A number of lucky participants will also find a golden envelope within their complimentary bag, winning them a fabulous spot-prize, thanks to generous donations from the likes of Scudamores, Shepreth Wildlife Park, Lush and Novi Bar & Kitchen.



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