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Cycle to Work Day

Cycle to Work Day is fast approaching. This year the national celebration takes place on 15 August. Register your commitment to cycle on the day, and get involved in one of the many ways detailed below. Click on the image to download a Cycle to Work Day poster for where you work.

Cycle to Work Day

All Downing site events will take place on the Courtyard in front of the Botany Building.

Dr Bike

Dr Bike will be present on the Downing Site Courtyard from 8.30am. Free repairs are available for all University staff. Book here.

Cycle Maintenance workshop

There will be a free 2 hour cycle maintenance workshop where staff can learn basic bike repair skills. Book online.

Cycle seminar

Come along to this interesting talk to find out everything you need to know about cycling in the city! Book online.

Cycle training

If you are new to Cambridge and want to start cycling, University staff are entitled to a free 2 hour cycle training session. Contact the cycle training provider via email.

Have you signed up to the Eddington Number challenge?

How far can you cycle over a consequitive number of days? You can get competitive with this fun challenge! Visit the challenge website for lots of interesting articles and information about cycling in and around Cambridge. Don’t miss the Ofo promo code!

Photo competition

All you need to do is take a snap of you and your bike! Tag us on Instagram or Twitter @cambridgesust and tell us a bit about your bike - you could tell us about your commute or the adventures your bike has taken you on! The winning photo will win a free bike service! Runners up will also get a prize, so get snapping!

Rutland Cycles

Rutland Cycles will be on the Downing Site between 11am and 2pm talking all things Cyclescheme. You could save 25-39% on a new bike and you could also receive £30 if you buy a Cannondale or Specialized bicycle priced £500 or more via Cyclescheme.

Townsends Light Blue

Townsend Light Blue will be at Greenwich House between 11am-2pm with a range of their bikes for staff to try out, these bikes are also available via Cyclescheme.

Staff can avail of a number of number of schemes to reduce the cost of their daily commute, the details of these schemes can be found on the Cambens webpage.

Eddington Cycle Festival

Cycling is an integral part of Eddington, the University's newest development. Residents of this development are encouraged to cycle and use public transport rather than motoring to create a healthy and active community. On the 9 June 2018 the community hosted its first cycling festival, residents were brought together for a day of fun, activity and community.

 

Dr Bike

The University arranges a number of free Dr Bike service days for staff each year. Bikes are checked for general safety, they have basic maintenance carried out and any bigger issues highlighted.

Common bike safety issues diagnosed by Dr Bike

You should regularly check whether:

  • Your tyres are fully inflated. Soft tyres are more likely to get punctures, and make you slower because of increased resistance against the road.
  • Your brakes are sharp enough to stop for any emergency.
  • Your brake cables are checked and replaced regularly. Over time, your cables will get rusty inside and reduce efficiency.
  • Your lights are fully charged. Either invest in some wind-up lights, or use rechargeable batteries for extra environmental benefit. Try not to only rely on dynamo lights, as these often won’t provide you with light when stopped – for example at traffic lights.
  • You have a good-quality cycle lock. Try to lock to something fixed when parking.

If you would be interested in increasing your confidence on the road, or taking part in cycling proficiency training, please email the Travel Plan Manager.