The 2017 Strawberry 50 Cycling Extravaganza

the best of the old with a sprinkling of the new.

Sunday 3rd Sept is this year’s date for the popular community cycling event, the Strawberry 50. Since it started two years ago, 1200 people have taken part and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. All are welcome; lycra or jean clad, five or eighty years old, tootlers and pootlers or strava bunnies – this event really has something to appeal to all.

The choice of distances remains the same; the 55 or 28 milers follow South West Cambridgeshire’s quietest and prettiest routes and the 14 follows the traffic free busway from H&I’s Recreation Ground to Swavesey Green and back.

New for this year:

  • An extra start and end point from Gamlingay’s Eco Hub.
  • The opportunity to cruise the route on an electric bike! Rutland Cycles are offering riders on the 28 miler the option of hiring one – you’ll need to reserve in advance, details on how to do so will be at
  • Specially adapted bikes will be available for participants with disabilities via the You Can Bike Too project. To reserve your bike please call Sally Gibson on 07900 431298
  • As well as Carlo’s Ices, there’ll be some organised games on Swavesey Green for the Strawberry 14 riders

Same old favourites

There’ll be homemade cakes on route, free maintenance and bike checks, medals and certificates for the U11’s, a great, friendly atmosphere, free massages at the finish and great sign-posting and marshalling. We do our very best to be inclusive so keep the entry prices low – the cost for the whole family on the 14 miler is still only £10.

Bookings are now open for the 28 and 55, it’s turn up on the day for the 14.

Please spread the word. The Facebook page is The Strawberry 50 and the website address for detailed information and to reserve a place on the 28 and 55 is

This event is organised by Friends of the Rec in partnership with Histon and Impington Bicycle Club with support from Tucker Gardner and Rutland Cycles.

This really is a great day, please do join in.


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