Sun and cake at the A10 corridor cycle campaign

After the race

After the race - Credit: Archant

It was a celebration of life on two wheels. Campaigners committed to creating a safer route for cyclists along the A10 between Cambridge and Royston turned up in their droves for the annual protest bike ride.

Setting off from Trumpington Park and Ride.

Setting off from Trumpington Park and Ride. - Credit: Archant

Two groups set off from Royston and Cambridge, and after a champion slog, squeezing past passersby on footpaths and crossing busy junctions, the teams congregated for tea and cakes at the Phillimore Garden Centre in Melbourn.

There was also the chance to take a ride on a collection of weird and wonderful bicycles, from penny farthings to tandem bikes, courtesy of events business Get Cycling.

Aidan Van de Weyer

Aidan Van de Weyer - Credit: Archant

Orwell and Barrington district councillor Aidan Van de Weyer said: “It’s so apparent there is a problem with people getting to school and work with the barriers that busy roads represent.

“It’s the reason why so few people cycle. This campaign highlights these problems for people.”

Novelty ways to ride.

Novelty ways to ride. - Credit: Archant

Mike Stapleton (left) and John Rogger (right).

Mike Stapleton (left) and John Rogger (right). - Credit: Archant