Explore your local area on a HSBC UK Guided Ride

Craig Myers
28/06/2017

This year we’re bringing a programme of free, guided bike rides to towns and cities across the UK.


Whether you want to build up your confidence on two wheels, meet new people or discover great places to ride, a HSBC UK Guided Ride is the perfect place to start.

So here’s why we think you should register for a ride in your area.

Our friendly, trained Ride Leaders

If you’re in need of inspiration or encouragement to get out and explore your surroundings, look no further than our amazing Ride Leaders.

They know their local areas like the backs of their hands, so whether you’re looking for a spectacular viewpoint or a nifty shortcut, there’s nobody better to ask.

All of our Ride Leaders are trained by British Cycling to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all riders, and will be on hand to offer support and guidance throughout the ride.

What’s more, if you have any questions you’d like to ask in advance, you can now do so by using the Conversation tab at the bottom of the ride page once you have booked your place.

Any time, any place

We know that one size doesn’t fit all, and that’s why our HSBC UK Guided Rides take place throughout the week. So whether you’re a weekend early riser or prefer to do your pedalling through the week, we hope that you’ll have plenty more opportunities to get involved this year.

Behind the scenes our team of route planners are tirelessly seeking out the best new places to ride across the UK, so expect to see loads of brand new rides cropping up before the end of the year too.


Getting fitter is easier in a group

We know that the hardest part of a bike ride can sometimes just be getting out of the front door, but by riding with others and joining in the camaraderie of group riding, you’ll get all the motivation you need to achieve your goals.

Over two thirds of riders who have joined us on a group ride say that they’re more active now than when they started, and that can be you too!

A ride for everyone

You don’t need to be a seasoned cyclist to join us on a HSBC UK Guided Ride; our rides vary from ‘Easygoing’ pootles round the park to ‘Challenging’ slogs over the hills.

Aside from helping you to decide what ride is right for you, these levels are also a great way to measure your progress over time.

Click here for more information on our ride levels.

Fancy training to be a Ride Leader yourself? Click here to find out more.