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Our Place in Space | Cycle the Solar System

Hop on your bike and cycle your way through the solar system with fellow explorers.

  • 7th August 2022 - 28th August 2022
  • 10:00 am

We have a number of great opportunities for you to take in the planets this summer on wheels. You can choose to join the awesome Outspoken Training or take part in a slightly shorter tour with volunteers through British Cycling, in partnership with Living Sport, for a family-friendly adventure!

Cycle the Solar System with Outspoken Training

Outspoken Training is passionate about inspiring and encouraging everyone to build cycling into their everyday life by equipping them with the skills and confidence to ride. Two available tours:

Saturday 13 Aug @ 8pm: This sunset tour ahead of our silent disco skygazing event is for those looking to take in the views of the River Cam from Us and Them Earth to Uranus and back (approx 8km).

Sunday 28 Aug @ 10am: This tour is for those looking to cycle the whole solar system from Us and Them Earth to Pluto and back (approx 10km).

Cycle from the Big Earth to Uranus with Living Sport

Living Sport is a charity set up by volunteers through British Cycling to improve the health, happiness and well-being of the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough by supporting them to be active.

These are accessible, family-friendly guided cycle tours of the solar system from Us and Them Earth to Uranus.

Please note that all children must have an adult with them, and we ask for no more than two children per adult.

There will be two tours by Living Sport this August:

Sunday 7 August @ 10am andSaturday 20 August @ 10am

Messages from Mission Control:

  • All those attending the tour need to have their own bike.

  • The route taken by Cycle the Solar System is not suitable for young explorers with stabilisers however, guardians can carry children on their own bike. We ask for no more than two children per adult.

  • This event is weather-dependent and ticketholders will be notified in advance if adverse weather conditions cause any disruption to the tour.

  • Please dress suitably for the event and don’t forget to bring your helmet and water!

Please visit our website to book your space in advance. Spaces are limited.


  • Disabled Accessibility

Accessibility Facilities

  • Accessibility Guide
  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Staff available to assist
  • Wheel chair accessible

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