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  • Christine Sprowell

Get on Your Bike around Northstowe!

Free and friendly local rides, led by trained Ride Leaders

The Active New Communities team are supporting Northstowe residents to get on their bikes during September! We are promoting two local initiatives to encourage and support people to get into cycling; whether for active travel to and from work or school, or for recreation. Get On Your Bike is a campaign developed through Let's Get Moving Cambridgeshire and Cycle September is The Global Bike Challenge coming to Greater Cambridge!

Cycling is a great form of physical activity which is suitable for all ages and abilities. It's easy on the joints, great for improving cardiovascular fitness and developing muscle strength! We are working with various local partners and volunteers to create more opportunities to take part in cycling. This includes training new ride leaders and helping to promote local ride leader led rides.

If you are looking for opportunities to get out on your bike around Northstowe then we have some FREE GUIDED RIDES ready and waiting for you! We have teamed up with local HSBC UK British Cycling Ride Leader Claire Thorby who will be leading a selection of guided mixed rides from Northstowe during September.

These rides are a chance to get on your bike, meet some new people and explore a local route. We have put rides on a mixture of days and times to see what interest there is and can then plan further rides (mixed or ladies only) to suit what people would like. We can do a series of rides for beginners to increase the distance or longer rides if you are already a regular cyclist. For more info and to sign up for the free guided rides please follow the links below:

- Tuesday 3rd September 10am – to Willingham Auctions and back (3.5 miles)

Northstowe 3.5 miles to Willingham

- Tuesday 3rd September 6.30pm – to Oakington pub for drink and back (6 miles) Northstowe to Oakington 6 miles

- Sunday 15th September 2pm – to Oakington Garden Centre for drink and back (6 miles) Northstowe to Oakington Garden Centre 6.5 miles

- Thursday 19th September 10am - to Oakington Garden Centre for drink and back (6 miles) Weekday Northstowe to Oakington Garden Centre 6.5miles

Cycle September may also be of interest, if you are keen to log your rides and take part in a fun, free competition for everyone who lives or works in Greater Cambridge.

Cycle September is coming to Cambridge from 1-30 September 2019!

Everyone is invited to join in; it doesn’t matter if you ride every day or if you haven’t been on a bike in years. It’s all about giving it a go.

Northstowe is competing as a group, please join us by registering here.

For more information about cycling or any sports and physical activities in and around Northstowe please email

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