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Our guide to all the events at Camcycle’s 2022 Cambridge Festival of Cycling

The first event of this year’s Cambridge Festival of Cycling got under way at Stourbridge Fair at the weekend.

Anna Williams, communications and community officer at Camcycle, with Josh Grantham, infrastructure campaigner. Picture: Keith Heppell
Anna Williams, communications and community officer at Camcycle, with Josh Grantham, infrastructure campaigner. Picture: Keith Heppell

The festival, organised by Camcycle and supported by the Cambridge Independent and Cambridge City Council, runs throughout September and began at the Camcycle stall at Stourbridge Medieval Fair at the Leper Chapel on Newmarket Road on Saturday (September 3).

Further events took place on Sunday (September 4), with the Camcycle social picnic ride to Great Shelford from Cambridge railway station and the Strawberry community cycle event at Histon & Impington Recreational Ground.

The flagship event of the festival is the Cargo Carnival, back for the first time since 2019 and this year hosted in collaboration with the Cambridge University Library. Below is the full list of events still to come:

  • Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust ride & stride, throughout Cambridgeshire – Saturday, September 10, all day
  • Camcycle stall at the Greener Queen Edith’s Day, Wulfstan Way – Saturday, September 10, 9.30am-1pm
  • Eddington Sustainable YOU, Eddington Market Square – Saturday, September 10, 10am-3pm
  • Ely Cathedral Green Fair, Cross Green and Palace Green (next to Ely Cathedral) – Saturday, September 10, 10am-4pm
  • Cambridge Commons: The Original Green Belt, University Centre – September 16-18, 9.30am-11am and 5pm-6.30pm
  • Camcycle’s The Soul of a Cyclist film screening, Storey’s Field Centre, Eddington – Friday, September 16, 7pm
  • Bicycle Boys Exhibition: Tour of Emmanuel College Gardens, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street – Saturday, September 17, from 1.45pm
  • Camcycle stall at Milton Country Park Autumn Festival, Milton Country Park – Sunday, September 18, 10.30am-5pm
  • Camcycle and CTC Cambridge – ‘Hought’n Back’: 35-mile ride to Houghton Mill, Cambridge North station – Tuesday, September 20, 10am
  • Camcycle’s Cargo Carnival, Cambridge University Library – Saturday, September 24, 11am-4pm
  • Cambridge Bike Party ’70s Rockstar Ride – Saturday, September 24, location and time TBC
  • Camcycle and CTC Cambridge – ‘Byways and Highways’: 35-mile circuit of Cambridge, Sainsbury’s, Eddington – Sunday, September 25, 10am
  • Great St Mary’s ‘Blessing of the Bicycles’, Great St Mary’s Church, King’s Parade – Sunday, September 25, 11am
  • Independently organised #CamRideHome, outside The Mill pub, Granta Place – Friday, September 30, 6pm

There are plenty of opportunities for volunteers to get involved and the organisers would love to hear about more events to promote. Get in touch at contact@camcycle.org.uk.

Visit cambridgefestivalofcycling.org for more information, or follow @camcyclefest on Twitter.

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