is a great place for cyclists and is one of the top cycling cities
in Britain with over 20% of trips being made by bike. Peterborough
is also attractive for cyclists with the Millennium Green Wheel
providing a network of cycleways that residents can use as a safe
route into or out of the city centre.
take a look at why cycling is such a great mode of transport, how
to keep your bike safe and secure, how to stay safe on the roads
and finally we suggest some cycle routes that you might want to
Speed: Cycling can often be much faster than travelling by
bus or car - especially in rush hour.
Cycling provides door-to-door transport, you can usually park your
bike, for free, right outside your destination!
Cycling improves your strength, stamina and aerobic fitness. According
to doctors, regular cyclists enjoy a fitness level equal to that
of a person 10 years younger! It can also help you to lose weight
and will reduce stress levels.
Cycling does not pollute the atmosphere, it reduces noise and doesn't
cause traffic congestion.
Vulnerable: Cycling through traffic on a busy road can make
some people feel vulnerable. Inconsiderate driving can also make
cyclists feel threatened. Is this what's putting YOU off? Some
basic cycle training
may help you feel more confident »
routes: It can be hard to find a quick, direct and safe cycle
route without obstacles such as bridges, parked cars or having to
cross busy roads. There are a number of maps
available which may help you to plan a safe
The Cambridge Cycling Campaign's
primary focus is to work for a better cycling environment in and
around the Cambridge area - you might want to get
in touch »
Lots of people are worried about having their bike damaged or
stolen. Read our tips
for keeping your bike secure »
Extreme conditions can discourage people from getting on their
bike - whether it's cold, wet and windy, or baking hot! Make
sure you're always prepared with the
right protective gear, encourage your work place to install
shower facilities - and learn to love biking in the fresh air -
it feels great!
out how to stay safe on the road with some tips on cycling
in the traffic and how to get adult
cycle training »
in Cambridgeshire - Have your say
As a cyclist, what makes your blood boil? Inconsiderate motorists?
Poor road surfaces? People who park in cycle lanes? Do you think
enough consideration is given to cyclists when planning road schemes?
Whether cyclist, motorist or pedestrian, let us know your views
about cycling on our messageboard.