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Medway Big Ride
It’s time to dust off your bikes and sign up
for the Medway Big Ride 2016. Registration for the free
mass-participation cycling event has now opened.
The third annual Medway Big Ride takes place
on Sunday, 19 June as part of a bumper Medway Festival of Sport, celebrating all
things Rio to mark this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.
This year Medway Sport is proud to welcome a
new event sponsor – Care UK and the Will Adams NHS
We are also thrilled to be teaming up with our Ride-It sportive
partner Evans Cycles and
with the Lord's Taverners to stage a
charity ride with Ashes-winning cricketer Geraint Jones and Escape
to the Country's Jonnie Irwin raising funds for a new minibus for
|| Event Details
||Evans Ride It Road Sportive
||Lord's Taverners Ride for Bradfields
||Email email@example.com to
secure your place
||The Big Ride Event Opens
||No pre registration required to join in on the day
||Mass Family Fun Ride
Pre-register to secure your place and t-shirt
||Children’s Track races
||No pre registration required
||The Big Ride event closes
The Medway Big Ride encourages the people of
Medway to get active and get cycling and takes place at Medway Park
sports centre in Gillingham.
The mass participation event runs from 12pm to
4pm this year, and the public can expect an action-packed afternoon
of cycling and other activities for all ages.
This year’s event will feature a new
Adventure Zone with caving, BMX and skills
displays, have-a-gos, Extreme and ParkSport multisport
Elsewhere around the Medway Park arena there will be a pedal
zone with Action wheels, innovative
bikes to try out and organised races with Wigmore Cycling Club.
Plus large inflatables, arts and crafts, hula hooping, face
painting and much more.
The main event is the Family Ride from
2.15pm to 2.45pm, when riders can complete as many laps of a
looping 3km course as they wish. The route takes you out of Medway
Park onto the surrounding closed roads via the University of Kent
and returning for a track finish. A shorter option is available
For the last hour of the event, children take over the Medway
Park track in a series of fun children’s races, with
medals and prizes available for all participants. No
pre-booking is required for these.
Other fun and games includes
- Pimp Your Bike Rio style - prizes for the
- Free bike light for every dad as a Father's Day thank you
Every Big Ride participant will receive a free t-shirt.
All cycling participants must wear a helmet to take part
in any cycling event on the day.
We are excited to announce that Ashes-winning England cricketer
Geraint Jones and television presenter Jonnie Irwin will be taking
part in this year's Medway Big Ride.
The celebrity cyclists will be joining local cyclists for a
15-mile charity ride to raise money for a new minibus for
The ride departs from Medway Park at 11am and is being
organised in partnership with the Lord's Taverners charity and
Evans. Participants will be encouraged to raise
The entry fee for adults is £10. Proceeds from the ride
go directly to the charity. The ride is free for
children. Riders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an
adult. Every participant will receive a souvenir Medway Big
Participants in this ride and any element of the Medway Big Ride
are also encouraged to raise money and donate to
the Lord's Taverners Bradfields appeal.
Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to
secure your place for this fantastic event. Places are
limited. If you secure a place further details will be sent to
Evans RIDE IT Sportives
We have also teamed up with
Evans Cycles sportives to bring RIDE IT Road Sportive to
the Medway Big Ride event.
The 80, 50 and 30 mile sportive routes start from Medway Park
from 8am and take riders on a tour of the Kent countryside heading
east towards Faversham then south into the Kent Downs Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty.
It’s a mixture of rolling terrain interspersed with short sharp
climbs and a few longer and more challenging climbs to test riders
on the longer route distances.
Every sportive participant will receive a free souvenir Medway
Big Ride t-shirt.
book now for the sportives on Evans Cycles website.