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In pictures: Biggest success yet for Cambridge’s cargo bike carnival





The ever-popular cargo bike could be seen in great numbers around the city last Saturday (September 24) as Camcycle and its partners came together for the 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival.

The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price

The procession, which celebrates and promotes the use of cargo bikes and cycles of all kinds that carry things, began on the forecourt of Cambridge University Library and took in Lammas Land and Coe Fen before travelling up King’s Parade for two loops of the city centre – accompanied by the sound of music, whistles and bicycle bells.

The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price

Once back at the University Library, a cargo fair of stalls and cycle try-outs began. A range of cargo bike options were available from Outspoken Cycles, Electric Bike Sales, the School Run Centre, Townsends, Cyclecentric and Conker of Cambridge. Meanwhile, Steak and Honour, VG coffee and Ice Cream Dreams supplied refreshments.

The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price

The organisers say they saw the biggest ever turnout for the parade around the city, with more than 120 people taking part. Rich Woodham, cycling a Tern GSD longtail bike, said: “We’ve only had a cargo bike for six months and it’s so nice to see so many other cargo bikes in one place and to try out some other cycles. It feels like there’s a real movement of people choosing to use them rather than cars.”

[Read more: Get ready for the Cambridge Cargo Carnival]

The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price

The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price

The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price

The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price

The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price

The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price

The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price

The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price

The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price

The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price

The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price
The 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival. Picture: Lucinda Price

For more information, visit cambridgefestivalofcycling.org/sessions/cargo-carnival-2022/.



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