Traffic free cycle ride comes to Coventry next Sunday

Published Thursday, 07 September 2017

Next Sunday (17 September) will see thousands of cyclists join the HSBC UK City Ride in Coventry.

The traffic-free 7km route starts by the Council House, heads past the Cathedral and onto the ring road. There is also a shorter 1km route option for any inexperienced riders or anyone not able to complete the full route.

The routes can be ridden as many times as you like throughout the day and both adults and children's bikes are available to hire. Around the course riders can enjoy traffic free streets including the Sir Chris Hoy sprint challenge, bubble tunnel and toot your horn zone.

There are plenty of other free activities everyone can take part in. In Broadgate, riders can get a free bike check, try Virtual Reality Cycling, find out about local rides at the Cycle Inn and get creative in the Kids Zone with face-painting and get a free caricature. In Millennium Place there will be a Street Velodrome, HSBC UK Go-ride bmx course, spin art, or the chance to pedal your own smoothie. Also discover the history of the bicycle with Coventry Transport Museum or try out the street food on offer.

Councillor Jayne Innes, Coventry City Council’s Cabinet Member for City Services said:

“I love HSBC UK City Ride. No matter what your age, there is no better day out. It's great to see several generations of families out together, my own family included. Coventry is looking forward to welcoming many thousands of people for the HSBC UK City Ride - both from our local communities and from further afield. It's a healthy, free day out, where you cycle through the city centre entirely without traffic.

“You can either bring your own bikes, or hire one on the day. There will lots to see and do in Broadgate and outside Coventry Transport Museum too."

The free event starts at 11.00am and finishes at 3.00pm. Activities in Broadgate and Millennium Place start at 10am.

Find out more about the event and road closures.

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