The streets of Ipswich will be closed to traffic on Sunday 31 August, as thousands of people are set to descend on the city in celebration of all things cycling for Ipswich Cycling Festival.
One of fifteen major events taking place across the country this summer, Sky Ride Ipswich is set to be a brilliant day out. There will be extreme challenges, music and entertainment, competitions and above all, an awesome traffic-free route to ride around the centre of Ipswich. It doesn’t matter how old you are, how old your bike is, or how fast you ride – at Sky Ride Ipswich there’s something for everyone.
Sky Ride ambassador Sir Chris Hoy said: “We want more people to enjoy riding a bike – that’s why Sky and British Cycling have teamed up to bring you Sky Ride. We’ve made it easier than ever to get out on your bike and spend quality time with your family and friends. “Sky Rides close towns and cities for big bike events so you can ride safely on traffic-free streets, with a huge festival atmosphere and loads to do both on and off the bike. They are great fun and a great way to get on your bike.”
Everyone who registers their free place online will receive a Sky Ride lanyard that unlocks a fantastic bundle of on-the-day benefits and goodies. What’s more, the first 1,000 people to register at goskyride.com/Ipswich will also receive a limited edition Sky Ride gift on arrival at the event.
If you haven’t been on your bike for a while, don’t worry. The bike experts at Halfords are offering a free bike safety check (worth £14.99) to everyone who registers for Sky Ride Ipswich, and they’ll be there on the day to help out with any last-minute problems too.
Councillor Alastair Ross, Deputy Culture & Leisure portfolio-holder and a keen cyclist,
said: “This is a great weekend for people of all abilities and all ages. I hope as many
residents as possible will get on to two wheels and enjoy the two days – and get fitter in the
Sky Ride Ipswich rolls into town on Sunday 31 August; don’t miss out on the chance to be part of this fun, free celebration of cycling. Register now at goskyride.com. Let’s Ride Ipswich!