27th Jun, 2022

Coventry to host city centre cycle event in late summer

A CITY ride will be hosted by Coventry this summer after British Cycling and HSBC confirmed 13 host venues.

The family friendly ‘City Rides’ are part of HSBC and British Cycling’s ambition to make cycling the most popular activity and sport of choice in the UK.

In partnership with Coventry City Council, the penultimate City Ride event will take place in Coventry city centre on Sunday (September 17).

The exact route will be confirmed at a later date.

Six-time Olympic gold medalist Chris Hoy said: “We want everyone to relive the freedom and thrill that comes when you get on a bike.

“The HSBC UK City Rides will ensure 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.

“We want to demonstrate the change and benefits that can come from having cities with fewer cars and more bikes.

“This is a vision 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.

British Cycling’s partnership with Coventry City Council – now in its fifth year – encompasses a range of free activities to get people of all ages and abilities on bikes.

Visit www.letsride.co.uk for more information.

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