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21 February 2018

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Gearing up for traffic-free city bike ride through Southampton PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 18 June 2017
bike gears under cc2 by adam heathSouthampton 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.

Two 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

“By 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.”

British Cycling’s 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.

bikes under CC2 by Patrick Goossens
Pic under CC2 by Patrick Goossens

Bike gears pic under CC2 byAdam Heath  

 For more information about the event click here.
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