Some people know Cambridge as the “city of cycling”. One in five journeys in Cambridge is made by bike, exactly what the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, aspires to . So what does it take to achieve this magic percentage of cyclists?
On the face of it, Cambridge looks like any attractive tourist town in the UK: picturesque buildings flanking narrow streets with a few pedestrianised areas.
Exiting Cambridge train station, visitors are greeted by ranks of bicycles in improbable numbers. The racks just go on and on. A census in 2004 counted 972 bikes here alone.