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Get Active at Eddington

Saturday 24th July 2021 10:00am - 3:00pm

Whether you want to join the 5k fun run, get your heart pumping at Bootcamp, learn about bike maintenance or pedal for fun, we have a range of different activities for you at the Get Active at Eddington day.

Come along for a free activity day on Saturday, 24 July 2021 designed to get you moving in and around Eddington. Activities will be held from 10am to 3pm, across Eddington’s Market Square and cricket pitch.

Eddington, the new community delivered by the University of Cambridge is hosting this free event, which is open to all.

For a full timetable of activities and information on how to pre-book, see below.

Timetable of activities

Cycle activities – pedal-powered bubble machine, Scalextric and cycle sprints

10am-3pm, Market Square. Pre-booking recommended.

Dr Bike bicycle maintenance

10am-3pm, Market Square. Pre-booking required.

Self-guided walking tour

10am-3pm, download tour here or pick up a copy from the info point in Market Square. Pre-booking recommended.

Iron Institute Strength Challenge – test your strength plus Strongman and Strongwoman demonstrations

10am-2pm, cricket pitch. Pre-booking recommended.

Beat the Goalie

10am-3pm, cricket pitch. Pre-booking recommended.

Footie Speed Gun

10am-12pm, cricket pitch. Pre-booking recommended.

5k Fun Run 

10am, outside Postdoc Academy. Max: 20 people, pre-booking required.

3k Fun Run 

11am, outside Postdoc Academy. Max: 20 people, pre-booking required.


11am, cricket pitch. Max: 25 people, pre-booking required.

Zumba Party

12pm-2pm, cricket pitch. Max: 30 people, pre-booking required.

Cycle rides

12pm-1pm and 2pm-3pm, Eddington Place. Max: 12 people, pre-booking required.



As we are sure visitors can appreciate, it is difficult to plan for an event where guidelines are not fully in place. Therefore we are planning for a socially distanced day with all events taking place outdoors.  Should it be possible to relax measures closer to the event, we shall do so.

Additional key safety measures will also include:

  • We are providing sufficient space and systems to allow for 2m social distancing from people not in their household or bubble (if still needed).
  • We encourage people to pre-book events wherever possible and pre-booking is required for some activities.
  • There may be one-way and queuing systems in certain areas.
  • Face coverings may be required in certain areas.
  • There will be plenty of additional hand washing facilities and cleaning systems.

We shall continue to pay close attention to government guidance, the progress of the roadmap and review our plans and pledge to continue to keep people updated.


How to get here

The free event will be held at Eddington’s Market Square, CB3 1SE. We encourage sustainable modes of travel wherever possible.

By bike/foot

Eddington is a 10 minute cycle ride from Cambridge city centre and there will be ample cycle parking available for cyclists on the day. Cyclists and pedestrians can get to Eddington via the Ridgeway, a cycle and pedestrian route from Storey’s Way and Horsechestnut Avenue, and from Huntingdon Road and Madingley Road.

By bus

Eddington is only 20 minutes away from the centre of Cambridge by bus. The Universal Bus route goes to Eddington from Addenbrooke’s, Cambridge station, the city centre and West Cambridge.

By car

We have limited parking available on site and we discourage driving where possible. There are a number of disabled parking bays for users displaying a Blue Badge. Additional parking is available at Madingley Road Park and Ride.

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