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Traffic free cycle ride returns to Coventry

Published Thursday, 26 July 2018

HSBC UK’s Let’s Ride returns to Coventry in just over a week’s time, on Sunday 5 August.


This year the 6km route goes through the Cathedral ruins before heading through the University campus and out on to the ring-road. 

The free event will include lots of other activities in the festival zones including Danny Butler’s Extreme Mountain Bike Stunt Show and Go Ride skills course in Millennium Place.  In Broadgate you can get a free bike check from Madison, take part in the Wattbike Challenge or personalise your free bib.  Digbeth Dining Club will also be in University Square where you can park your bike and grab some street food and the Transport Museum café will also have special offers on the day.

Councillor Jayne Innes, Cabinet Member for City Services, said:

”I love the HSBC UK Let’s Ride events and I’m really pleased we’re hosting one again this year.  The main attraction this time is being able to cycle through the Cathedral ruins, as well as cycle on a traffic-free ring-road.  The free event is a great way to take part in a healthy and fun activity and there’s a shorter route for anyone that doesn’t feel they can do the whole route.  There are lots of other activities too and I’d encourage everyone to register and take part on the day.”

The free event will start by the Council House at 11am and people are free to ride the course as many times as they like until 3pm.

Julie Harrington, chief executive of British Cycling, said:

“Coventry played host to a fantastic event last year, and we’ve worked hard - alongside Coventry City Council and local businesses and attractions - to ensure that HSBC UK Let’s Ride Coventry will again be a truly enjoyable, free and family-friendly day out which showcases the best of the city and the real benefits of cycling.”

Register for the event and find out more information at

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