Southampton HSBC UK City Ride - registration now open!5th May 2017
HSBC UK City Ride Southampton
Southampton will host one of 13 city centre, family-friendly City Rides this summer. This free-to-attend event will take place in the city centre on Sunday June 25 2017. The exact route will be confirmed in due course.
Two of Britain’s most successful ever Olympians: six-time gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy and four-time champion Laura Kenny will today announce the City Ride series, and Hoy explains:
“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.
“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.”
Besides exploring the city-centre route, the event will give young riders the chance to test their bike handling and pick up new skills on the HSBC UK Go-Ride course. Run by British Cycling coaches, the area will feature obstacles and challenges for all levels of rider to tackle. There will be bikes and helmets available to borrow and you can find out about all of the local cycling clubs and activities for kids in the area. With 90% of the Great Britain Cycling Team starting out with Go-Ride coaching, this is an essential stop for any budding young riders.
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. 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.
To register for free, visit www.letsride.co.uk