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More than ten cargo bikes cycle across Coe Fen in Cambridge, carrying children holding balloons

We're excited to host the 2022 Cambridge Cargo Carnival for Camcycle and their partners. Join the fun on Saturday 24 September.

Cambridge Cargo Festival celebrates all the things that can be carried by bike and raises awareness of the power of non-motorised transport.

The University of Cambridge is committed to finding ways to be more sustainable and make a positive environmental impact. As Simon Halliday of our Facilities Team says, 'our libraries are aware of the increasing challenge posed by the need to keep people and materials flowing around our ancient city as it continues to grow - we recognise that increasing cycling in general, as well as using bicycles to move more and different things, can be a big part of the solution.'


Pedals on parade

Meet at the University Library ('the UL') from 11am to depart on a cycle parade around Lammas Land and the city centre at 11.30am.

You're encouraged to join in the fun with cargo bikes of all shapes and sizes, plus panniers, bags, baskets, trailers and child seats. Creativity is encouraged: past events have seen a shed, a bathtub and a beehive on wheels!


Try, buy, eat, enjoy

Explore cycle stalls, cargo bike tryouts and delicious refreshments at the UL from 12.15pm to 2.30pm.

Meet cargo bike traders Outspoken CyclesElectric Bike Sales, the School Run CentreTownsends and Cyclecentric, who offer a host of cargo bike options suitable for everyone. Conker of Cambridge will also be there with some cargo bike safety accessories.

Refreshments are available from Steak and HonourVG coffeeThe Mac Daddy and Ice Cream Dreams. Other stallholders include OxwashPedal and BrassDavid Parr House, the Museum of CambridgeVisit Cambridge and Cambridgeshire Libraries.

Cargo bike businesses including Gutter and StarsGrape Britannia and Mike’s Bread will also be joining the parade.


The Cargo Carnival is a celebration of Cambridge’s leading role in the growth of the use of cargo bikes for businesses and families. Every year new innovations bring a broader range of these cycles onto our streets making them a sustainable alternative to driving for more everyday and business journeys.” Roxanne De Beaux, Executive Director of Camcycle