Events Southampton

📅 HSBC UK Let's Ride Southampton

Guildhall Square | 17th June 2018, 11:00am - 3:00pm
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Admission Type: Free
Join us at the HSBC UK Let's Ride Southampton
 
A free day of cycling fun for everyone.
 
Grab your bike and join in the fun as we take over the streets of Southampton on Sunday 17 June!
 
For one day only, we’re creating a fun and accessible traffic-free route through the streets of the city between 11am - 3pm. There’ll be loads of free activities along the way in a festival of cycling for everyone to enjoy.
 
It doesn’t matter what kind of bike you want to ride, how fast you go, or how old you are. It’s entirely free to take part, so register your place now and let’s ride!
 
Register Your Free Place And Get >

- Details of the route as soon as it’s released
- A handy email reminder with all the latest event info
- A free Let’s Ride bib – yours to keep
- A sense of smugness at being so awesome
 
More details about the event activities will be published soon.
 
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Why not cycle to the event on a Led Ride?
Join in the cycling fun before you get to the event and be part of a Led Cycle Ride to the event.
We have three options for you to chose from starting from Totton, Eastleigh or Sholing.
But be quick to book your place as these are expected to be popular.
 
Totton
Live in the Totton area? Leave the car at home and join us for a social family-orientated cycle ride to the City Centre in time for the start, led by local British Cycling Ride Leaders and Breeze Champions.
We'll meet outside the Hargroves Cycles store on Commercial Road and ride into Southampton on the cycle path in to the City Centre, in time for the start at Guildhall Square, 11:00am.
You'll then be free to join in the HSBC Let's Ride event and enjoy all the day's activities
Totton Led Ride starting at Hargroves at 10am >
 
Eastleigh
Live in the Eastleigh area? Leave the car at home and join us for a social family-orientated cycle ride to Southampton City Centre in time for the start, led by local British Cycling Ride Leaders and Breeze Champions.
We'll meet outside the Pavilion at Fleming Park, with a route through Riverside Park and towards the Common to Commercial Road in Southampton in time for the start at Guildhall Square, 11:00am.
You'll then be free to join in the HSBC Let's Ride event and enjoy all the day's activities.
 
Sholing
Live in the Sholing and surrounding area? Leave the car at home and join us for a social family-orientated cycle ride to the City Centre in time for the start, led by local British Cycling Ride Leaders and Breeze Champions.
We'll meet outside the Monty's Bike Hub on Montague Avenue, Sholing, Southampton, SO19 0QB and ride into Southampton on the cycle path in to the City Centre, in time for the start at Guildhall Square, 11:00am.
The route will go via Weston Shore, the meet location will be the paved area next to the Weston Shore Pitch & Putt on the corner of Weston Parade and Weston Lane. Please be there for 9:45.
The route will then go via Woolston Bridge, past St Mary's Stadium before heading into the City Centre, in time for the start at Guildhall Square, 11:00am.
You'll then be free to join in the HSBC Let's Ride event and enjoy all the day's activities.
 
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Volunteer at the Event >
Volunteers are needed for a number of key roles – could you be one of them?
British Cycling is looking for friendly, enthusiastic people to get involved at HSBC UK City Ride in Southampton this year to help make each event an unforgettable experience for the thousands of people taking part.
 
Volunteers are a crucial part of each day, supporting our team to make the events shine and ensure everyone has a great time.
British Cycling is not offering monetary rewards, but in exchange for your time they will give you some basic training, something to wear, and provide support on the day to ensure you have a great time too!
If you’re over 18, enjoy the buzz of a big event, and are willing to give up your own time to get involved, there are a limited number of roles available at each HSBC UK City Ride, including:
Engagement Assistants: offer a friendly welcome at the main spaces, hand out giveaways and support the family activities
Route Support: lend some encouragement and support to riders along the route, pointing them in the right direction, supporting route activities.. 
Volunteer Riders: get out on your bike and ride alongside the public, provide encouragement, spot any issues along the way and link with our support crew, promoting British Cycling programmes. 
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Be seen and be safe
Although the route is on traffic free roads, we want to encourage everyone to follow a few safety guidelines. 
We recommend that cycling helmets are worn; It should be a snug fit and positioned squarely on your head – sitting just above your eyebrows, not tilted back or tipped forwards. Fasten your helmet securely – check there’s enough room for two fingers between your chin and the strap.
 
Safety messages
- Make sure your helmet is on, securley fastened and fits snugs
- Give yourself plenty of space and enjoy the ride.
- Let others know where you are going, it makes it safer for all of us.
- Keep your kids safe by letting them peddle in front and keeping to the left.
- Stay safe when getting off your bike and keep left.
- On a family ride? Take it slow and remember to keep left.
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Road Closures and Diversions
Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to vehicle users, though there will be road closures and restrictions of vehicle movement in Southampton on Sunday 17 June from approx. 5am until 6pm along the route. All the road closures will be lifted as soon as it is safe to do so. Where possible, it might be helpful for motorists to make alternative plans for parking and vehicle access during the road closures. Advance warning signs will be erected before the event. Full road closure information will be published in due course.
 
For the most up to date road closure information, diversions and traffic updates please visit http://roadworks.org/
 
Residents Information
The organisers would like to ensure that this event causes minimal disruption. There will be full traffic management in place to ensure your journey into the city is as smooth as possible, but please allow for extra travel time.
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British Cycling’s partnership with Southampton City Council encompasses a range of free activities to get people of all ages and abilities on bikes.

These include HSBC UK Guided Rides, led by friendly British Cycling trained Ride Leaders along carefully selected routes; HSBC UK Breeze which offers free bike rides for women of all abilities; and HSBC UK Ride Social – the UK’s biggest social cycling network. Ride Social allows people to set up their own rides and routes, as well as to join those created by some of the thousands of other ‘buddies’ people can connect with on the site.
Find out more > 

 
About My Journey
My Journey in Southampton is a project supporting the economic growth ambitions of the city by helping to:
• improve the health of city residents
• reduce carbon emissions from transport
• ensure a more efficient transport network by helping to tackle congestion.
Find out more about My Journey > 

HSBC UK Let's Ride Southampton

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