The Suzy Lamplugh Trust website provides information on Personal Safety Out and About where you can read about what to consider before going out, when you travel on foot (such as trying to use well-lit, busy streets and routes that you know), festival safety, when and how to use an alarm, etc. You can also access some helpful information in the Students and Personal Safety section, such as choosing where to live, going out at night or travelling by taxi.
Cycling is often the fastest, cheapest, and safest way of getting around the city, but if you're not used to cycling in traffic there are some useful things you need to know. You will have already noticed that there are a lot of cyclists here, who play a key part in reducing congestion and helping to give Cambridge a unique feel.
Camcyle, the Cambridge Cycling Campaign, has developed a ‘safe and considerate cycling in Cambridge’ guide - Welcome to Cycling in Cambridge. In this guide, you can find information on bike lights, road safety, road signs, sharing the space and caring for others, keeping your bike safe and maintained, and a city centre cycling road map.
You may also wish to access information on the University’s website where you can read about cycle training and tips for staying safe. Although the information on the website mentions that Outspoken training is free for University staff, their own website indicates that university staff and students may claim 1 x 2-hour one-to-one sessions. Please note that this information is correct at the time of writing: September 2022. We recommend you verify the information with Outspoken Training as the offer might change.
For money-saving tips you can visit moneysavingexpert.com where you can find information on getting a good deal on buying a second-hand bike, looking after your bike and staying safe, getting cheap bike insurance if you need it, etc.
The Government's own cycle safety website has some excellent cycling advice too.