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Medway Big Ride

The Medway Big RideBig ride logo 2014

The new look Medway Big Ride took place on Saturday, 17 June 2017 as part of the Medway in Flames celebrations.

The Big Ride is designed to encourage residents to get on their bikes, becoming more physically active in an enjoyable and safe environment and is linked to Medway Cycle Action Plan and works in partnership with A Better Medway Active Medway Cycle Groups programme. Find out more about cycling in Medway.

The Medway Big Ride will return in June 2018 as part of National Bike Week.


Big Ride at Medway Park

Peppa Pig artworkMedway Big Ride mass start 2016

The Big Ride event at Medway Park offered a busy programme of free cycling-themed activities.

Free attractions included:

  • Children's races around the Medway Park track
  • Free wheeling around the track
  • Family treasure trail with teddy bear prize
  • Special appearances by Peppa Pig
  • BMX and parkour stunt show
  • Skateboarding workshops and displays
  • Ride around our pump track
  • Yedoo scooters and segways
  • Brompton bike fold challenge
  • Cycle sprint challenges
  • Novelty bikes to try
  • Pedal-powered ScalextricFun bikes for Medway Big Ride
  • Dr Bike repairs
  • Arts and crafts
  • Free face-painting
  • Children's inflatables 
  • Refreshment stalls

Cycle sprints images for Big Ride

New for 2017: Medway Big Ride Together

This year we introduced group rides - supported by guide riders - which started from sites across Medway during the morning. The aim was to encourage people to discover Medway's network of cycle routes.

Find out more about the routes 


Evans RIDE IT Road Sportives


Evans teamed up with Medway Council to bring RIDE IT to the Medway Big Ride Cycling Festival.Sportive cyclist Medway Big Ride

The sportive routes started from Medway Park and took riders on a tour of the Kent countryside heading east towards Faversham then south into the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.