Details of our third, festive, mass ride, taking place on the morning of 27th April, are now confirmed.
Once again, we invite you to join us on a mass ride, in the form of a ‘bike train’, bringing riders from pick-up points around the city to converge on the central one-way system for two processional laps, before finishing at Abbey Gardens for a snack and a refreshing drink; free bike safety checks, courtesy of Bespoke Biking; and a Celebration Photograph.
As we said when we announced this ride, the Mass Ride is a celebration. It wants to highlight both the pleasure and the benefits of getting around by bike. It is principally about FUN, COMMUNITY, INSPIRATION and PERCEPTION.
Rides start at 10:00 and we anticipate the event finishing at 11.30am.
Is anyone welcome to join the ride?
Yes! The route will be about 2-3 miles long and ridden at a very easy-pace! We welcome cyclists young and old; in fact anyone who has a roadworthy bike is welcome – just check brakes and tyres before setting off! The ride will take place on open roads, but there will be experienced cyclists marshalling the group for safety.
How do I sign up?
There’s no obligation to sign up in advance, but you can join our Facebook event here to keep up to date with news about the ride and to give us an idea of attendance. Please share the Facebook event with your friends; the more the merrier!
Where can I join the ride?
Rides will depart at 10:00 from the three locations listed below. Each will briefly stop 15 minutes later at a second pick-up location, before proceeding to the City Centre for two optional loops of the one-way system. Download full details here.
There will also be a self-organised ride for the people of Highcliffe, meeting at All Saints Church at 10:00 and merging with Route C.
Route A: Kings Worthy (Springvale Road Tesco Express) at 10:00, with pick-up stop at Headbourne Worthy (top of Bedfield Lane).
Route B: Harestock (Prior’s Dean Road shops) at 10:00, with pick-up stop at Weeke (Stoney Lane/Stockbridge Road).
Route C: Badger Farm (opposite Sainsbury’s emergency exit on Meadow Way) at 10:00, with pick-up stop at Stanmore (Cromwell Road shops).
Follow the links for detailed route descriptions and precise location of meeting points.