This Sunday July 16 the HSBC UK City Ride is coming to Sheffield.
The free, mass participation bike ride will see much of the city centre closed down to motor traffic for the day allowing people of all ages to cycle around the city, joining thousands of others in what promises to be a fun-filled day.
Starting at Endcliffe Park, participants will make their way into the heart of the city centre, passing the Town Hall and Winter Garden, before heading towards Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane ground.
The 8km route will also feature a shorter, accessible loop, suitable for all adapted bikes.
As well as exploring the city-centre route, the event will give young riders the opportunity 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 will be able to find out about all of the local cycling clubs and activities for children in the area.
Younger participants will also be able to dress their bikes in the Kids’ Zone, which will house face-painting, a bib personalisation station and a caricature artist.
Entrants will also be able to benefit from the presence of fully-qualified technicians who will be able to advise on any mechanical issues, while other activities such as a virtual reality cycling experience, Street Velodrome, off-road BMX-style course and the Sir Chris Hoy challenge – where participants can challenge Sir Chris’ Olympic gold-medal winning sprint time – will ensure a fantastic day.
Olympic medallists Callum Skinner and Katy Marchant will be at the event to meet and greet cycling fans of all ages.
To register for your free place on the day, or for more information, visit www.letsride.co.uk
n See Monday’s Star for our photographs from the event.