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Explorations in Syntactic Government and Subcategorisation

Wednesday 31 August 2011 - Saturday 3 September 2011
University of Cambridge, UK

Bicycle rental


Bike hire shops

  • Cambridge Station Cycles
    Two branches: one at the Railway Station, and the other in the Grand Arcade (in the centre of town).
    Station Cycles, Station Road, CB1 2JW
    Tel: +44 (0)1223 307125
    E-mail: railstation at
    (Station Cycles is a large building on the left of the main car park.)
    Station Cycles, Grand Arcade, Corn Exchange Street, CB2 3QF
    Tel: +44 (0)1223 307655
    E-mail: grandarcade at
    (Enter from Corn Exchange Street, or take the lift from the Grand Arcade car park to level -1 and walk through the bike park.)
    Deposit: non-students £60, students £50.
    Non-student rates: up to 4 hours £7, 1 day £10, 2 days £17, 3 days £20, 1 week £25.
    Student rates: 1 day £9, 2 days £16, 3 days £19, 1 week £23.
  • City Cycle Hire Ltd
    A little further away from the centre, but hire costs are slightly lower. Any rental period possible.
    61 Newnham Road, CB3 9EY
    Tel: +44 (0)1223 365629
    E-mail: through the 'Contact Us' form on the website
    Deposit: £40.
    Rates: 1/2 day (4 hours) £6, 1 day (6-8 hours) £9, 24 hours £10, 2-3 days £15, 4-7 days £22.
  • The Bikeman
    This is a bicycle stall in the market. While they do not offer a hire service, they say they are happy to sell a bike and buy it back: 'We offer a buy back service (one day to several months). We do not hire bicycles BUT you can buy one of our overhauled, 6-month guarantee bicycles and we will buy it back at Cambridge hire shop rates (minus any necessary repair costs).' They do quote rates, though, which look like they might be equivalent to hire rates (see below).
    Cambridge Market Square (Monday-Thursday 8:30am-5:30pm)
    Tel: +44(0)7747 591744
    E-mail: the.bikeman at
    Rates: 1 day £9, 2 days £14, 3 days £16, 1 week £19.

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A danger sign
When cycling along a street with parked cars, please keep a safe distance of a car door's width between your bike and the parked cars. One of the most common accidents involving cyclists happen when thoughtless drivers or passengers of the parked cars open doors right in front of an approaching cyclist.

A danger sign
When cycling along a crowded pavement, please watch out for pedestrians walking along the edge of the pavement in the same direction as you. They may unexpectedly step sideways onto the road without looking, right in front of your bike, especially if they want to make room for other people walking past them from the opposite direction.

Cambridge city centre is very accessible by bike. Cyclists can use most streets including many where cars aren't allowed. But there are a few streets where cyclists must only cycle one-way or not at all. On the following webpage you will find a cyclist's map of Cambridge city centre (in pdf format) with an indication of where you can and can't cycle:

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