In contrast to the many walking tours available, Cambridge Bike Tours will aim to cover more of the bike paths adjoining the river.
Cambridge is famous for its cycling and has over 80 miles of bike paths and lanes to explore.
Cambridge Bike Tours, which takes to the streets on 16th April, has been set up by Anthony Dean, a former Kings College Choir School pupil. Returning back to Cambridge after working for several years as a chartered surveyor in China and Australia, Dean said he was surprised to discover that there was no bike tour operator in the city. Having sold his house in China he bought some bikes and set up Cambridge Bike Tours.
“The tours are all about having fun, discovering and enjoying our wonderful city,” said Dean.
He will run a programme of four different tours operating every day of the week in the summer, except Tuesdays. The City Tour covers the major sights of the city as well as a quick peek into some of Cambridge’s historic colleges. Expected to be particularly popular is the company’s Grantchester Tour.
Mindful of the importance of the region being home to the UK’s only WW2 American Cemetery the company will also provide an American Cemetery Tour which includes a visit to the cemetery and a ride to the village of Madingley. All tours cost £20 except a Full Day Tour at £33 and include the hire of one of Cambridge Bike Tours’ historical British bikes.
Those taking any of the tours can choose from a range of bikes including mountain bikes as well the company’s classic collection of British bikes from the early sixties. The fleet currently includes New Hudson, Raleigh, Kerry Britain, Hercules bikes and a traditional postie bike.