Southampton hosts one of 13 city centre, family-friendly mass cycle rides this summer, on Sunday (June 25, 2017).
The free-to-attend HSBC UK City Ride will take place around traffic-free roads in the city centre and around the Common.
You can register for a free place and see both the main route and a ‘light route’ on the Let's Ride website.
There will also be entertainment and music around the routes, as well as a host of other bike-themed attractions.
of Britain’s most successful ever Olympians, six-time gold medallist
Sir Chris Hoy and four-time champion Laura Kenny recently announced the
City Ride series.
Hoy explained: “We want everyone to relive the
freedom and thrill that comes when you get on a bike. The HSBC UK City
Rides will ensure that tens of thousands of people across the UK get the
chance to enjoy cycling through their city on traffic-free roads,
inspiring them to make cycling part of their everyday lives.
Benefits of cities with fewer cars
opening up the roads of some of our biggest cities, we want to
demonstrate the change and benefits that can come from having cities
with fewer cars and more bikes. This is a vision that British Cycling
and HSBC UK are determined to drive forward over the course of the next
four years. These events are the first step towards achieving that goal
and getting two million people cycling by 2020.”
partnership with Southampton City Council – now in its eighth year -
encompasses a range of free activities to get people of all ages and
abilities on bikes.
Pic under CC2 by Patrick Goossens
Bike gears pic under CC2 byAdam Heath For more information about the event click here.