First ever Pedal Portsmouth Glow Ride comes to Southsea seafront

For the first time ever, cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to bring their hi-vis glow-in-the-dark accessories and lights to the debut Pedal Portsmouth Glow Ride along Southsea seafront on Saturday 22nd October, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.

Portsmouth City Council are running this free family cycling event as a fun way to celebrate safe nighttime cycling, reminding cyclists to ‘be bright and be seen’.

The Pedal Portsmouth Glow Ride will take place on a traffic-free route on Southsea seafront, making use of the road closures which will already be in place for the Great South Run weekend.

Seeing hundreds of cyclists and bikes lighting up the seafront will be a real spectacle. The ride starts from near Blue Reef Aquarium and will be open for an hour from 6:00pm through 7:00pm, allowing cyclists of all ages and abilities to enjoy cycling around the course at their own pace while lighting up the night.

There will be prizes for the best-lit cyclists and glow goodies for those who pre-register.

This is a great opportunity for children, beginners, and families to enjoy cycling together at dusk.

There is parking at the Esplanade car park for those needing to bring their bikes by vehicle, and British Cycling will be running guided rides to the event for those who would prefer to cycle in a group. Find out more about the guided rides on the Sky Ride website »

Councillor Jim Fleming, Portsmouth City Council’s cabinet member for Traffic & Transportation, said: “Following the success of our last two Pedal Portsmouth cycling events, we are delighted to offer something a bit different with our first Pedal Portsmouth Glow Ride.

“We hope lots of Portsmouth families will get into the spirit of the event by decorating their bikes and dressing up brightly and that it will encourage them to continue cycling safely all-year round. Make sure you sign up to be part of the spectacle!”

The registration desk will be open on the day from 5:00pm. Sign-in will be quicker if you’ve already given your details online through the Portsmouth City Council website »

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