Sport and fitness

Playing football

There are plenty of ways to keep fit in Cambridge. The simplest is to hire or buy a bike. Cambridge is famous as a cycling city and well set up for getting around on two wheels.

Cambridge Leadership College is a short distance from Pure Gym, which is open 24 hours a day for your convenience.

Hills Road Sports Centre is also easily accessible and has the following facilities:

  • Tennis (Indoor and Outdoor)
  • Badminton
  • Squash
  • Table tennis
  • Cricket (private coaching is available)
The nearest public swimming pool is Parkside Pools. There is also an open air swimming pool on Jesus Green, which is open in the summer months.

Some Cambridge ways to keep fit

Play football where the rules of the game were invented

The rules of Association Football were set down on Parker's Piece, a short walk from Cambridge Leadership College


Cambridge has a number of running events each year including a 10k and half marathon as well as charity relay race Chariots of Fire.

Take up rowing

It's one of the iconic sights of Cambridge. Learn to row as part of a team or as a pair. Be warned though, training often takes place early in the morning.

Roller Derby

Cambridge has its very own Roller Derby team, Cambridge Rollerbillies. A fun, fast and furious way to keep fit and meet people!

Cambridge United

If you prefer to watch sport, rather than take part in it, Cambridge United Football Club’s ground is on Newmarket Road.