Cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to join the third City Sky Ride to be held in Birmingham, a fun event to promote cycling.
Last year, around 15 thousand people took part in the ride, supported by Birmingham City Council, Sky and British Cycling.
The 7.5km on-road route allows you to see your city from a different perspective, cycling on closed roads. The route takes in some of the city’s most iconic landmarks and sights including Edgbaston Cricket Ground, the Rag and Wholesale Market and Cannon Hill Park. Roads will be closed between 10am and 4pm on Sunday 3rd July, allowing plenty of time for riders of all abilities to enjoy the route.
With entertainment and activities along the way, this is a brilliant way to get out and enjoy your bikes!
Local residents also have the chance to win a bike by submitting their favourite hill to cycle down in the region. The nationwide search for the Perfect Hill will asks entrants to nominate their favourite hill to cycle down, taking in to consideration the view and surroundings, location, individuality and heritage and their emotional connection to the hill.
Birmingham City Council’s Cllr Martin Mullaney – Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture said: “I’m delighted that Sky Ride is returning to Birmingham this summer. Once again it will be a unique way for people to enjoy the city and after last year’s huge success I’m sure locals will come down in their thousands to enjoy the wide range of exciting events and activities on the day. Sky Ride will open up the streets for people living in and around Birmingham for one special day and we very much hope it also inspires people to remember just how much fun cycling can be.”
Sky Ride Birmingham is just one of the many ways local residents can get back on their bikes through this year’s Sky Ride campaign. Sky Ride Local Rides are running every Sunday through the summer in and around Birmingham which take in everything from the countryside and local sights. Bike Maintenance Workshops are available in Birmingham on 15th July and 16th July to help everyone keep riding with confidence.
To see the full route, activities and entertainment for the event, or to vote for your Perfect Hill, find further information on the workshops and to find out about all the other ways to get back on your bike this summer visit: www.goskyride.com