Sky Ride cycle event returning to Sheffield this summer

Sheffield Sky ride. The ride stes off.
Sheffield Sky ride. The ride stes off.
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Cycling fever is set to grip the city again this summer as Sky Ride returns to Sheffield.

The event will involve thousands of people descending on the city centre to celebrate all things cycling.

Following on from its inaugural outing last year, and the success of the Tour De France, the event will give people the chance to find out more about cycling opportunities and enjoy music, entertainment and competitions.

There will also be a traffic-free route to ride around the centre of Sheffield during the day on July 5.

British Cycling’s director of Recreation and Partnerships, Stewart Kellett, said:

“We are delighted to once again bring traffic-free cycling to so many cities across the country with Sky Ride. 2015 promises even better and more exciting events, and we want to see more people than ever riding their bikes on streets.

“We had such a great year in 2014 - the Tour de France, Commonwealth Games and Tour of Britain made cycling even more accessible in Britain – and we are excited to continue that with a packed summer of events in 2015.”

Sky Ride Ambassador Sir Chris Hoy said: ‘We want more people to enjoy riding a bike – that’s why Sky and British Cycling have teamed up to bring you Sky Ride. We’ve made it easier than ever to get out on your bike and spend quality time with your family and friends.

“Sky Rides close towns and cities for big bike events so you can ride safely on traffic-free streets, with a huge festival atmosphere and loads to do both on and off the bike.

“They are great fun and a great way to get on your bike.”

Lord Mayor of Sheffield Councillor Peter Rippon said: “We want to make it as easy as possible for people to cycle more regularly and Sky Ride Big Bike Events are the perfect way to get involved.”