BACK FOR 2019!
We’re closing the roads to traffic in Bristol on Sunday 16 June and hosting a free cycling festival for everyone.
There’s lots to do – from fun activities and challenges for the whole family to music, local street food and live stunt shows. Plus a few surprises on the day …
Come along and enjoy seeing your city from the saddle. You don’t have to do the full distance – just as much or as little as you want. You don’t need to be an experienced cyclist. There will be no cars on the road, so you can wobble, zig-zag and stop as much as you like.
It’s free, fun and the perfect activity for the whole family. So, what are you waiting for?
Everyone’s invited – see you there!
Log in or create an account to register for HSBC UK Let's Ride Bristol. Once you've booked your place on the ride, we'll prompt you to edit your profile to add your family and friends!
Get involved in the big day by joining the team making it happen!
We’re looking for volunteers for a number of key roles – could you be one of them?
Event hub - Millennium Square
Come and join us at the main stage from 10am, and soak up the atmosphere. With music, activities and a fun warm up before the official start at 10:30am, come along and enjoy the build up, grab some photos and wave off 140 riders in the HSBC UK National Series Men's Road Race first.
Get some top travel tips from the Travelwest team, turn your pedal power into a tasty treat with their smoothie bike, and don't forget to collect your commemorative event bib personalised with your name or club, then off you go!
With the main hub open till 4pm at Millennium Square, do stay to watch the men sprint up Anchor Road to the finish, before the Women’s HSBC UK National Circuit Race starts at 3pm. You'll be able to mingle with the teams, watch the riders warm up and be interviewed in this picturesque setting by the river
No bike? No problem.
Yo Bike are on hand with 50% off hire during the event, and unlimited free rides for one day, when you use the code: LETSRIDE19. Make sure you have a read and download the app in advance to speed up the process: https://yobike.com/how-yobike-works
Life Cycle’s bike Dr and local mechanics will also be on hand to keep your pedals turning and wheels rolling. We welcome Sully Cycles, Bike UK, Boing Bicycles and John Wood’s Cycle Repair Centre.
Event hub - Waterfront Square
Fancy something different? This is your spot.
Test your skills with British Cycling’s Go-Ride coaching and skills zone, before you witness the fitness with demonstrations from Access Sport BMX Bristol and Pedal Progression.
If you need a quick break from cycling, Bristol Indoor Bowls Club will be on hand to teach you a thing or two, and the LTA will be on the look out for the next Andy Murray, as you can test your racket skills in a game of tennis.
And for the creatives out there, enter our design a jersey competition as you add some colour with our face painters!
Public Transport in Bristol
Bristol has plenty of city centre car parks, including a new state-of-the-art site offering 2,600 spaces for Cabot Circus shoppers. You can find out more about Bristol car parks and travelling by car at www.travelwest.info/drive.
If you're driving to Bristol, why not take advantage of one of the Park and Ride services? Find out more about Bristol Park & Ride services at www.travelwest.info/parkandride.
For more information on local car parks please use this website: https://visitbristol.co.uk/your-visit/travelling-to-bristol/car-parking
It's really easy to get into Bristol by bus, with plenty of fast and convenient services available from all key locations. You can find out more about Bristol bus routes and timetables at www.firstgroup.com/bristol.
It's also worth exploring Bristol's latest innovative service, provided by Bristol FreeBus. Check our their website for more information here: www.freebus.org.uk
Metrobus is a new, modern public transport service for the greater Bristol area offering a faster, more frequent and reliable service with direct routes to key destinations including Bristol Harbour. You can find out more about metrobuses' current and future planned routes here.
Bristol is at the hub of the national rail network in the West of England. First Great Western and other major train operators run local, regional and inter-city services from Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station and Bristol Parkway Railway Station.
Join one of four steady social rides into the event. You can choose one and sign up here or by using ‘Find a ride’ on www.letsride.co.uk. If you’re happy to make your own way, then head straight to the event hub at Millennium Square for the build-up from 10:00am or the start line on Anchor Road for 10:30am.
And don’t forget to bring your bike lock!
Maps and route planning
Better by Bike is the comprehensive cycling website for Bristol and it includes regional cycle maps and routes into the city.
Roads to be Closed:
Anchor Road – Canon’s Way – Canons Road – Explore Lane – Baldwin Street – Broad Quay – Prince Street – The Grove – Welsh Back – Mill Lane – Queen Square - Queen Charlotte Street – Colston Avenue – Rupert Street – Lewins Mead – Colston Street – St Augustine’s Parade – Small Street – Corn Street – St Stephen’s Street
Park Street/College Green Area:
Residents and businesses will be able to access Park Street, College Green and adjoining roads down as far as the Marriott Royal throughout the road closure period, but will not be able to access Anchor Road/St. Augustine’s Parade from College Green.
Canon’s Way Area:
Residents will be able to leave and return during the majority of the road closure period under stewarded escort to/from the Jacob Wells Road roundabout, apart from during the following times: 9:45-10:30am, 1:45-2:45pm.
Welsh Back Area:
Access to Welsh Back will be possible throughout the road closure period under stewarded escort from the Bristol Bridge junction with Baldwin Street. Vehicles wishing to leave Welsh Back will be able to exit from the southern end and turn Left onto Redcliffe Way bridge.