Festival of cycling joins up with Bristol Grand Prix for summer celebration

April 29 2018
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A full day's celebration of cycling is coming to Bristol this July with British Cycling’s HSBC UK Let’s Ride event on the same day and route as the Bristol Grand Prix.

On Sunday 8 July, people of all ages and abilities will get the chance to watch elite cyclists compete in the Bristol Grand Prix before taking on the traffic-free race route at their own pace in the HSBC UK Let’s Ride event.

HSBC UK Let’s Ride, formerly known as Sky Ride, will be open to anyone, with multi entry points along the 6.4km city centre route, with adapted bikes available to book for disabled people and many community organisations represented during the day.

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees said: “It will provide an exciting and unique opportunity for people of all abilities to not only watch professional cyclists compete, but to try out the route and enjoy our vibrant city centre by bike completely free from traffic.

“I look forward to seeing lots of people getting involved and trying out even just a small part of the route to take that step towards healthier and more active lifestyles.”

It will mark the start of a three-year partnership between Bristol City Council and British Cycling as part of continuing long-term efforts to increase active transport, healthy lifestyles and community participation in sport.