Events Promoting Cycling

Cycling festival in Southampton – Sunday 17th June 2018

Roads in the centre of Southampton will be closed to traffic on Sunday 17th June 2018 for a street festival for anyone on a bike.  You don’t need to be an experienced cyclist, you can wobble, zig-zag and stop as much as you want .  It is free to enter and there will be 5k of traffic free roads to cycle with music, food and drink ,fun and games, activities, giveaways and challenges all happening to provide a fun, active, family friendly day out. Register your free place and find out more information on following website:

https://www.letsride.co.uk/events/southampton

 

Leveret 50 km (31 miles) starting from Romsey on Sunday 15th July

This annual event is organised by Southampton ctc and is an opportunity for riders to enjoy a leisurely ride in the Hampshire Countryside. It is a challenge to follow a route provided and return to the finish, to buy refreshments and receive a certificate.  The route starts in Romsey and ends at Poppies tea rooms  in Timsbury.  Entries need to be booked in advance. More information and entry forms  can be found here : https://www.cyclinguk.org/event/leveret-50-km-2018

 

Andover Cycling Festival

There is a new cycling event to be held on Sunday 22nd July 2018  in Andover.  It will consist of a 15 mile family ride or 62 mile challenge around Test Valley.  The start and finish will be in Andover High Street and they will precede a closed road race for elite cyclists in the afternoon.  More details can be found at :

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/172888/Andover-Town-Cycling-Festival-Sportive

 

Cycle to Work Day

Cycle to Work Day is a national event held in September each year. It aims to encourage everyone to take to two wheels and cycle to work for at least one day. If you can’t make the designated day, aim for another day or even another week.  Get fitter, improve your wellbeing and reduce car trips by cycling when possible to work on a regular basis. Start small and build up your mileage and your frequency, just one weekly trip will make a difference.

Details of the event can be found at www.cycletowork.org

 

Bike Week

Bike Week is an annual opportunity to promote cycling, and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life by encouraging ‘everyday cycling for everyone’. Demonstrating the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, the week aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK, whether it’s for fun, as a means of getting to work or school, the local shops or just to visit friends. The event usually takes place in June.

Find events and further information on www.bikeweek.org.uk

 

 Bikeability

Bikeability, is cycling proficiency  for the 21st century.  Training gives children the confidence to enjoy the freedom of cycling, giving them a sense of independence while improving their health and fitness. To find out more about Bikeability training and cycle to school safety advice, visit: http://myjourneyhampshire.com/bike-it-sustrans