Cycling in Cambridgeshire

King's College, Cambridge
My partner and I have taken up cycling in a big way since we moved to Cambridge. When cycling in London we felt we were taking our lives in our hands, except when touring the lush Epping Forest.

Cambridge is very bike friendly - you can get a cycle map from the Tourist Office (entrance in Peas Hill) off the market square, just metres away from where the photos were taken, or you can map your journey online thanks to the brilliant CycleStreets Journey Planner, which lets you save your journeys for future reference.

These photos were taken right in the heart of Cambridge, in front of King's College and in the already mentioned Market Square on two different days. We are using the same child bike seat (Britax Jockey), which is designed for mountain bikes.

Market Square: mountain bike with Britax Jockey
child bike seat with Vizzkids safety cover
The reason for these shots is that I'm writing a cycling feature - I will reveal more in the coming weeks. In the meantime, mark 18-26 June in your calendar - Bike Week is a national celebration of cycling with events for all levels, beginners included! Cambridge city organised some fab events last year, which boosted my cycling confidence to no end.

King's Parade, Cambridge

P.S. This is a later update... Read my feature on cycling in Cambs here.