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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.
And 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 the Lord's Taverners to stage a
charity ride raising funds for a new minibus for Bradfields
Academy, and with our Ride-It sportive partner Evans Cycles.
|| Event Details
||Evans Ride It Road Sportive
||Lord's Taverners Ride for Bradfields
||Launches May 2016. Registration also possible on the day.
||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 12-4pm
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 activities.
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, facepainting and much more.
The main event is the Family Ride from
2.15-2.45pm, 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.
Lord's Taverners Ride for Bradfields
For this year's Medway Big Ride, we are teaming
up with the Lord's Taverners charity to stage a 15-mile charity
ride to raise money for a new minibus for Bradfields
The ride, which departs from Medway Park at 11am, will be
supported by a sporting celebrity rider from the charity and
participants will be encouraged to raise sponsorship.
The entry fee for adults is £10, half of which goes directly to
the charity appeal. 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 Ride t-shirt.
Participants in any element of the Medway Big Ride are also
encouraged to raise money and donate to the Lord's Taverners
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.
book now for the sportives on Evans Cycles website.