Cam Bike Fest 2013: Yarn Bombing a Bike Wheel

This week I have been working on a yarn bombed bicycle wheel for Cam Bike Fest. The inaugural festival will celebrate cycling with wacky bikes, local crafts, bike decoration and a a yarn bombed treasure trail which my wheel is going to be part of. More on this later.

Pom Pom Bike Wheel

A while back I discovered local organisation You Can Bike Too in Cambridge, who are the folks behind the festival. They offer cycling sessions for those new to riding a bike and help people with disabilities or those recovering from illness or injury. 

YouCanBikeToo

They are some really special bikes to try too and their disabled members have spoken on local radio about how learning to ride a bike has changed their lives. They even have special bicycles for those in wheelchairs to give it a go. Pretty inspiring really.

YouCanBikeTooTandem

You Can Bike Too Handcycle Bike

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So if you live locally to Cambridge, I would encourage you to visit the Cam Bike Fest which takes place at Milton Country park on Saturday 22 June. And if you do, see if you can spot my wheel in the treasure trail!

Yarn Bombed Bike Wheel

It’s thanks to Willow Wanderer that I became involved. Look at this wonderful knitted bike she made to promote the festival around the city.

Willow Wanderer Knitted Bike

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Do you know of any cycling festivals or events in your area? Have a look on the Bike Week website and you may discover some!

You can read the rest of my Bicycle themed blog posts here.

Claire

P.S. Thanks to Miss Chaela-Boo for her contribution to the bike wheel project. Cable ties are so much quicker than stitching crochet 🙂 Do check out her posts on Bike Week too!

This is not a sponsored post, I just wanted to share local cycling events for Bike Week.

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