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Bradford City Centre to Host Big Bike Ride 2019

Bradford Council are encouraging people to get on your bike and take to the streets by hosting a fun, free, available to all cycle ride around the city centre on Sunday 22 September from 11am until 3pm.

Bradford’s Big Bike Ride 2019 is an opportunity to ride on vehicle-free streets around the city centre.

The ride starting from City Park aims to get people of all ages to be active, enjoy the freedom cycling brings and take in the sights of the city whilst getting involved in the build up to the 2019 UCI Road World Championships. With elite races for women and men passing through Bradford on 28 and 29 September, it’s an opportunity to ride the same roads as the world’s best just days before.

There will be two routes participants can take. Both starting from City Park, the first route is a 2.5km family friendly course and the second is a more challenging 4km route.

There will be fun activities for the whole family including a Climbing Wall and Spider Mountain (climbing activity, maze and slide). Bradford Youth Service will be providing guided rides and the chance for participants without a bike to access one.

Cycling 4 All will be providing adapted cycles for mixed ability riders and Bradford’s Capital of Cycling Project will be providing bike maintenance on the day.

The city’s cycling clubs and recreational community clubs will be showing their support by getting involved with the ride too.

Bradford’s Big Bike Ride 2019 aims to be a legacy event for the 2019 UCI Road World Championships by becoming an annual event. It is also part of British Cycling and Sport England’s #OwnTheRide legacy campaign which aims to inspire more people from all walks of life to ride their bike before, during and after the Championships.

Bradford’s Big Bike Ride also celebrates World Car Free Day. It is hoped that participants of the cycle ride will enjoy using another form of transport in and around the city.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places said:

“Events like these help make being active part of the normal day for children in the district to ensure our children are living well.

“This is a fun event for the whole family. While cycling around the city centre you can delight in what the city centre has to offer while admiring the architectural heritage and afterwards enjoy the activities which are taking place.

“We are proud that Bradford has been chosen to host the 2019 UCI Road World Championships. We are excited and looking forward to it coming to the city. Bradford’s Big Bike Ride will be a great legacy event for the road world championships in the years to come to be enjoyed by the people of Bradford.”

To find out more information about Bradford’s Big Bike Ride 2019 and book tickets visit: https://bradfordsbigbikeride.wescantickets.com/

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