This free family cycle event provides a great opportunity to explore the city on two wheels, writes Keri Beckingham
Let’s Ride Bristol returns on Sunday 16 June from 10.30am–2.00pm. British Cycling and HSBC UK are encouraging hundreds of people to get on their bikes as part of the free event for all abilities, where roads will be closed to motor traffic so that families can explore the city centre on their saddles.
The full route includes Millennium Square, Anchor Road, the Old City and Queen Square and covers a total distance of 4.75km, and a shorter loop is also available so you can do as much or as little as you like!
During the day, there will also be a range of community-led attractions along the route and at the main festival zone in Millenium Square, including a live show from the ‘Extreme Mountain Bike Stunt Show’ company, music performances, a bike maintenance area, a Go-Ride area for children to learn some new skills and a range of delicious street food and drink stalls.
Marking year two of a three-year partnership between Bristol City Council and British Cycling, the event will be the third in a series of 14 events across the country this summer, which are a key part of British Cycling and HSBC UK’s vision to get two million more people on a bike by 2020.
Last year, 3,442 people pre-registered to ride and 8,000 people attended the Bristol event, a record attendance.
Julie Harrington, chief executive of British Cycling, said: “Along with HSBC UK and Bristol City Council, we are passionate about creating better cities for cycling, and events like HSBC UK Let’s Ride Bristol are a fantastic opportunity for people to get on their bike and take that first step towards making cycling a part of their everyday life.”
For more information about Let’s Ride Bristol and to book your place, visit:
Image credit: Bristol City Council