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Bike hire shops

  • Cambridge Station Cycles
    Website: http://www.stationcycles.co.uk/
    Two branches: one at the Railway Station, and the other in the Grand Arcade (in the centre of town).
    Station Building, Station Road, CB1 2JW
    Tel: +44 (0)1223 307125
    E-mail: manager at stationcycles.co.uk
    Grand Arcade, Corn Exchange Street, CB2 3QF
    Tel: +44 (0)1223 307655
    E-mail: grandarcade at stationcycles.co.uk
    Non-student rates: 1/2 day £8, 1 day £10, 2 days £18, 3 days £20, 1 week £25.
    Student rate: 1 week £17.
  • City Cycle Hire Ltd
    Website: http://www.citycyclehire.com/
    A little further away from the centre, but hire costs are lower. Any rental period possible.
    61 Newnham Road, CB3 9EY
    Tel: +44 (0)1223 365629
    E-mail: info at citycyclehire.com
    Rates: 1/2 day (4 hours) £5, 1 day (6-8 hours) £8, 24 hours £10, 2-3 days £13, 4-7 days £15.
  • The Bikeman
    Website: http://www.thebikeman.co.uk/
    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
    Showroom: 9 Abbey Street, CB1 2QP
    Tel: +44(0)8454799383 / +44(0)7850814186
    E-mail: roddy at roddyjames.orangehome.co.uk
    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: http://www.camcycle.org.uk/resources/citycentre/

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Cycle ride to Heydon

I have now created a separate page on CYCLE RIDE TO HEYDON (Sunday 12 July) with more details about the ride.

A danger sign
If you intend to go on the cycle ride to Heydon, please ensure that you have new batteries in your bike lights, as we will be coming back after dark on unlit country roads. Please note that new bike lights may not always have fresh batteries in them. If in doubt about the strength of your batteries, please bring spare batteries for both your front and back lights.

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This page created 15 June 2009
This page last updated 29 June 2009
Maintained by Anna Kibort
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