Cycling in Cambridge
Cambridge in the heart of East Anglia, is well renowned for being Britain’s “city of cycling”. With over 50% of people in the city using a bike at least once a week, and a 2004 census revealing at least 900 bikes outside the station alone. That’s a big number for people staying in Hotels near Cambridge station. With that figure being recorded over ten years ago, it is not surprising that the figure has grown exponentially.
It is possible that cycling just comes naturally to the area. Cambridge is located in the heart of East Anglia, one of the flattest counties of Great Britain. Pair this with the magnificent Norfolk Broads and nearby scenic seaside towns and you have a hub of cycling opportunities, not just in the city, but, if people staying in Cambridge accommodation fancy it, throughout the whole county. Due to this, Cambridge has been designed to fully accommodate cyclists, making it the easiest way to get around and a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Cambridge is so eco-friendly, that university undergraduate students are not allowed to have car parking permits unless under special circumstances.
There are many cycling routes around Cambridge and the surrounding area. These cater to all levels of cycling proficiency and ages. Plus, it promises a great opportunity to explore and see the beautiful city. These networks span from the city centre into the nearby areas, including Trumpington, Impington, Grantchester and Milton. This gives cyclists a chance to explore the surround broad lands and the River Cam, which cuts straight through the heart of the city.
What’s more? The inner-city links are perfect for students at the university due to its great connections to the Cambridge University colleges, and guests at Hotels in Cambridge England will also find useful connections to the railway station.
Cambridge offers several great bike repair and rental shops for those having bike problems or looking to cycle through their stay in the city. The Bicycle Ambulance is a repair and rental shop located in Park Street, near the Round Church. It is especially useful due to its handy opening hours; on weekdays you can rent and buy between 8.30am and 6pm. A cycle shop near the train station is especially useful for tourists due to its location. There are several that are renowned for being located in large warehouses, very much fitting with the demand for the eco-friendly, healthy and fun mode of transport.