Mill Road Cambridge is a brilliant street full of independent shops and residents of a diverse nature all living near by. All together a recipe for awesomeness!
On Saturday 7th Dec the road was closed. An annual celebration of all things Cambridge and 'quirky' was going to take place....so of course we were there! We don't turn our noses up at these great networking events... we want the word out there... the word about out weird and wonderful bikes! What a great position on the road we had too, right next door to Outspoken who were set up to support the musicians and buskers for the day with their pedal powered amps! Superb work from Outspoken who have always supported the project with open arms.
We were prepared, the quad bike in place, the gazebo up, the colourful yarn bombed bike looking splendid in the grey December light! We had prints to sell, flowers for bike baskets, bike cushions out. We really wanted to make sure that this could be not only a 'hear about us' time but a time when people could buy themselves a present and at the same time fundraise for You Can Bike Too. Volunteers pitched up eager to talk the talk ... and we sure did talk!
Who did we meet? Old friends and new friends...including:
- Mark Lloyd - chief executive of the Cambridgeshire County
- Antoinette Jackson - Cambridge City Council Chief executive
- Julian Huppert - Cambridge MP
- Rob King - Director of Outspoken
- Simon Manville Cycling Project - Cambridgeshire County Council
- Jeremy Sallis - BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
- Martin Lucas Smith - Chairperson Cambridge Cycling Campaign
- and so many more incredible Cambridge folks!
This was a day for even reindeers to get close up and personal to a bike! The yarn-bombed bike was the talk of the town, people just loved it! They want to be near it, they want a photo of it, they want to take it home! But we're not letting go of this real people magnet!