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This year’s fun packed summer fiesta is underway with more pedal powered cycle cinema showings and big finale still to come…

The family fun day at Peterborough’s East Community Centre on Padholme Road, is just one of a number of free events and activities taking place through until Saturday September 5, all celebrating sustainable travel options across Peterborough.


The big cityc entre bonanza hits Cathedral Square on Saturday August 29 with stalls, fun and and games and demonstartions from 10am – 5pm.

Cllr Nigel North, Peterborough City Council’s cabinet member for communities and environment capital, said: “The Travelchoice team always put a great deal of time and effort into organising a fun, varied calendar of activities during the summer showcase event. All of which are free to attend.

“This year looks like no exception and there will be something for everyone to enjoy over the fortnight, whether it’s watching The Lion King under the shade of Central Park’s trees, listening to live music, or trying out a range of different bikes in Ferry Meadows.

“While there is an emphasis on having fun, the Travelchoice team will share the message of the importance of reducing the need to travel by car and using sustainable transport. As well as being a more convenient, enjoyable, healthy and economical way to live, it matches our aspirations in creating the UK’s Environment Capital.”


The next events are…

Thursday August 27– Electric car day – Cathedral Square – 10am to 4pm. Electric vehicles are becoming more popular. Find out why from the experts at this free open day and electric vehicle display.

Saturday August 29– Travelchoice city centre bonanza – Cathedral Square and St John’s Square – 10am to 5pm. Free activities for all ages including a pedal powered sound system, Zumba, a freestyle BMX stunt champion, live music, bike marking and a children’s playbus.

Wednesday September 2– Cycle cinema – The Penguins of Madagascar – Serpentine Green Shopping Centre, Hampton – 10am to 4pm (the film starts at 1pm). In addition to the film there will be free fruit smoothies and a chance to win prizes.

Thursday September 3– Cycle cinema – The Lion King – Central Park, Peterborough – 7.30pm. Listen to live music from Tallawah and have your face painted as Simba in readiness for the free pedal powered film classic at 8.30pm. There will be free popcorn available, or bring along a picnic.

Saturday September 5– Travelchoice Summer Fiesta Finale – Ferry Meadows Country Park – 10am to 5pm. A celebratory finale of all things to do with cycling. Try out a range of bikes from trikes to cargo bikes. There will also be lots of children’s games, a bouncy castle and bike marking with Dr Bike.

There’s no need to book in advance for the free events. For further information please visit or email

Encouraging sustainable transport is a core aim of the council’s Creating the UK’s Environment Capital action plan. Find out more at


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