Bradford gets into gear for first Sky Ride event of 2016

Bradford gets into gear for first Sky Ride event of 2016

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Bradford Council is once again partnering up with British Cycling and Sky for the seventh year running to hold this ever popular cycling event on Sunday, June 5.

Sky Rides are big, celebratory events which take over a city centre so lots of cyclists of all ages and abilities can ride safely together on a traffic-free route.

The ride will start again at the gantry in the multi-award winning City Park and go round the main streets of the city centre – this time taking in the new Broadway shopping development.

The route will wend its way up Market Street, Sunbridge Road, Darley Street, Lower Kirkgate, up Church Bank past the Cathedral and down into Little Germany, before returning back to City Park via City Hall.

In addition to cycling there will be lots of free things to do on the day – style your bike at the ‘Tricks & Tunes’ area, take part in our cycling game shows, grab your free Sky Ride bib and get snapped in our photo booth.

Register for Sky Ride Bradford and you’ll be entitled to a free expert bike check (worth £14.99) at Halfords – perfect to get you all set for the big day.

Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Sport and Culture, said: “We are delighted to host the first of the nationwide Sky Ride events.

“It has really grown in popularity, particularly with families, who can enjoy safely riding together on traffic-free roads, as well as the entertainment laid on in and around City Park.”

Tom Mutton, British Cycling’s Recreation Manager for Bradford Council, said: “Sky Ride Bradford is a great way to explore the city traffic-free. It’s the perfect day out for all the family, with lots of activities to take part in both on and off the bike. Be one in a million and register your free place today at goskyride.com/BradfordSkyRide.”

Although the gantry is in City Park, participants can start anywhere on the route at any time between 11am – 3pm.

Road closures are listed on goskyride.com/BradfordSkyRide in the coming weeks.

Sky Ride Bradford is always very popular so British Cycling and Sky recommend that people register their free place ahead of the event to take advantage of some special offers such as the free bike check – and encourage family and friends to do the same.

 

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