Now here’s another great analogue summer holiday pursuit ….. Camcycle, which works for better and safer cycling for all ages and abilities in and around Cambridge, has created a new clue-based treasure hunt to encourage us all to get on our bikes, explore our beautiful city and discover, or rediscover, the fun of cycling.
Starting and finishing at Reality Checkpoint, the famous lamp post on Parker’s Piece, the treasure hunt route takes you in a loop around the city, cycling on quiet roads, through snickets and passageways and along traffic free paths. The entire quest will take about a day to cycle but it can also be cycled in sections.
This is a great way to explore areas of Cambridge that you may not be familiar with, from Chesterton in the east to Eddington in the west. Don’t forget to take photos and post your progress on social media using the hashtag #CamcycleQuest.
Taking part in CamcycleQuest couldn’t be simpler. Firstly, pick up a guide from outlets around town (see the website below for details) or from the Camcycle stall outside the John Lewis cafe on Thursday 8 August. Gather your friends/family/colleagues and follow the route, adding up the answers to all the clues with the CamcycleQuest logo as you go, to come up with a final special CamcycleQuest number. You can submit this number via the website or at the Camcycle Cargo Carnival on 21 September. Correct answers will be entered into a prize draw ….. prizes include a £900 cargo bike e-conversion from Electric Bike Sales and cycling accessories.
For further details or to order a copy of the CamcycleQuest guide online, head to http://www.cambridgefestivalofcycling.org/camcyclequest