Touring Cambridge with Ofo

I’ve lived in a lot of different places, but Cambridge is by far my favourite place to live so far. The city has so much to offer, so much to see, and can all be accessed easily…by bicycle.

I grabbed my Yes We Camb team and partnered up the bike sharing company Ofo – who have recently launched their bikes here. We hopped on their bikes and went on an adventure!

One of my favourite spots in Cambridge is Midsummer Common. The perfect spot for rower cheering, picnics and getting out of the city centre for a bit, you do have to share the space with the Midsummer cows!

The cows could see how amazing our bikes were and came over to get a closer look.

The traffic is so heavy in Cambridge and things are so spread about that cycling really is the only way to get around if you have a short time to enjoy the city. You can hire bikes around town, but the beauty of Ofo is that you can pick them up from anywhere and drop them off anywhere as well – no docking stations needed. At as little as 50p for a ride, it’s the cheapest, most efficient way to see the sights.

After all that moo-ving around, we were ready for a treat. Off to Fitzbillies, where we had some lovely coffee and a couple of the famous Chelsea buns.

There are two Fitzbillies in town; one on Trumpington Street and one on Bridge Street, two places on different sides of town, both by fantastic Cambridge attractions and scenes. Though they are both gorgeous inside, we grabbed the coffees to go and sat outside the Bridge Street cafe to watch the world go round (and answer loads of questions from people interested in our bikes!)

Feeling refreshed, we took the back lanes and cycled round the back of the colleges. Being on the bikes, we could zip round and find the best places to take photos (Insta-farming for days!)

Finding an Ofo bike is super simple – download the app (available on both iOS and Android), then look at the map for the little yellow dots, showing available bikes. Once you’re found a bike, scan the QR code to unlock it, and off you go!

The bikes were insanely comfy to ride, and the adjustable seat made it easy for us to swap them around despite all being different heights. It’s revolutionised the city, and I see so many teens riding round on them, allowing them to explore further. I’d like to see more tourists break free from the walking tours to cycle around; it would certainly help disperse the crowds from tourist hot spots.

If you’re a local – where’s your favourite spot to cycle to in Cambridge? Answers in the comments below!

This post was written in collaboration with Ofo, but all words and opinions are my own.


  1. I had a great day cycling around town!
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