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Cambridge - Midsummer Common

Cycle the Solar System

Location Cambridge - Midsummer Common
Date 7 Aug - 28 Aug 2022
Time Thursday: 12:15AM Thursday: 2:00AM
Age All ages

Hop on your bike and cycle your way through the solar system with fellow explorers.

We have a number of great opportunities for you to take in the planets this summer on wheels. You can choose to join the awesome Outspoken Training or take part in a slightly shorter tour with volunteers through British Cycling, in partnership with Living Sport, for a family-friendly adventure!

Cycle the Solar System with Outspoken Training

Outspoken Training is passionate about inspiring and encouraging everyone to build cycling into their everyday life by equipping them with the skills and confidence to ride. Two available tours:

Saturday 13 Aug @ 8pm: This sunset tour ahead of our silent disco skygazing event is for those looking to take in the views of the River Cam to Uranus and back (approx 8km).

Sunday 28 Aug @ 10am: This tour is for those looking to cycle the whole solar system to Pluto and back (approx 17km)

The meeting point for the tours is the Us and Them Earth on Midsummer Common.

Cycle from the Big Earth to Uranus with Living Sport

Living Sport is a charity working to improve the health, happiness and well-being of the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough by supporting them to be active. Bike rides are in conjunction with British Cycling trained volunteers.

These are accessible, family-friendly guided cycle tours of the solar system to Uranus and back (approx 8km).

Please note that all children must have an adult with them, and we ask for no more than two children per adult.

There will be three tours:

Sunday 7 August @ 10am

Saturday 20 August @ 10am and 1pm

Please meet us at the Us and Them Earth on Midsummer Common to start your journey!

Messages from Mission Control:

  • All those attending the tour need to have their own bike.

  • The route taken by Cycle the Solar System is not suitable for young explorers with stabilisers however, guardians can carry children on their own bike. We ask for no more than two children per adult.

  • This event is weather-dependent and ticketholders will be notified in advance if adverse weather conditions cause any disruption to the tour.

  • Please dress suitably for the event and don't forget to bring your helmet and water!