BACK FOR 2019! 

We’re closing the roads to traffic in Southampton on Sunday 21 July 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! 


Registering is quick and easy

Log in or create an account to register for Let's Ride Southampton. Once you've booked your place on the ride, we'll prompt you to edit your profile to add your family and friends!


  • Details of the route as soon as it's released
  • A handy email reminder with all the latest event info
  • A free Let's Ride bib - yours to keep


This year, anyone who registers for HSBC UK Let’s Ride Southampton will be entered into a FREE prize draw to win x2 tickets to:

Southampton FC vs Liverpool FC

Saturday 17 August 2019

St Mary's Stadium

If you do not want to be considered for the prize draw then please email to opt out. 

Winners must be available on 21 July to collect their tickets in person at HSBC UK Let’s Ride Southampton.

General competition terms and conditions apply


Volunteer at HSBC UK Let's Ride Southampton

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?

What to expect on the day...

Adapted Bikes

Cycles4all are also offering all HSBC UK Let's Ride participants the opportunity to try out their adapted bikes. Head on across and give it a go!

Further information on the bikes available can be found on their website.  


By bike: 

Most of the city is less than a 20-minute ride from this year's start point -  St Mary's Stadium. The football club has ample free covered cycle parking at the rear of the stadium. 

The Sustrans National Cycle Network route 23 will bring you from the north of the city to the stadium on quiet roads or traffic-free paths. You can join this from the east on NCN2, or from the west on NCN236. 

 Alternatively you can join one of our led rides from across the city to the start point. Keep an eye out in the run up to the event and sign up to your nearest led ride on the Let's ride website.  

Led rides:

From Hythe (with a stop at Marchwood and Eling- not via ferry)

From North Baddesley (with a pick-up at Sainsbury’s Lordshill & St James Park

From Fleming Park to St Mary's Stadium

From Hamble

From Totton 

From Hythe - via Hythe ferry

 By bus: 

For information on public transport and bus timetables please use the Southampton Public Transport Map 

 Bluestar & Unlink 

 First Bus 

You can also contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 for bus times or route information from all operators. 


By train:  

Southampton Central Railway station is within 30 minutes' walk of St Mary's stadium, with regular and frequent services from London and other major city links.  

Woolston, Bitterne and St Deny’s stations are all also within 30 minutes walk.  

Note standard cycle restrictions will apply - check with train operators in advance of your journey. 


By ferry: 

Hythe Ferry is offering FREE bike travel and FREE travel for children.

Visit their website for more information. 


By road:  

All participants are advised to arrive by public transport, if a car park is needed then there are a number of public car parks close to the event.  

For car park information, please view the Southampton Public Transport Map

The following roads will be closed from 6am until up to 6pm on Sunday 21st July 2019: 

Melbourne Street / Standford Street / Granville Street / Chapel Road / St Mary Street (from Evans St to Chapel Rd) / Evans Street / St Mary’s Place / Kingsway (from St Mary’s Pl to Northam Rd) / Marsh Lane (from Evans St to Threefield Ln) / Threefield Lane / Bernard Street (from Orchard Pl to Terminus Terrace) / John Street / Oxford Street (from John St to Latimer St) / Latimer Street (from Oxford St to Queen’s Terrace) /  Queen’s Terrace (from Latimer St to Orchard Pl) / Orchard Place (from Briton St to Bernard St) / Houndwell Place / Palmerston Road / New Road (from Park Walk to Palmerston Rd) /  Above Bar Street (from New Road to Brunswick Pl) / Civic Centre Road (except Buses) / East Park Terrace 


Check out our pictures from last year's HSBC UK Let's Ride Southampton event on Facebook!