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Medway Big Ride


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The Medway Big Ride is the fantastic opener to this year's 2015 Festival of Sport and returns on Sunday, 17 May 2015 bringing all forms of cycling to the people of Medway.


The day starts with a selection of Evans Cycles sportives for serious riders. Cycling enthusiasts can choose a 75 mile, a 50 mile or a 30 mile route, all of which set off in the morning. 

Medway Big Ride logo

For those who don't consider themselves cyclists, but want to give a longer distance a go there's an Evans Cycles 13-mile route which sets off at 4pm.Photo fo children at the Medway Big RideFamilies at the Medway Big Ride

From 4pm people can also enjoy:

  • Children's sprint races
  • Different types of innovative bikes
  • Coaching with Wigmore Cycling Club
  • Bikeability workshops
  • Exhibition street races
  • Off-road treasure trail ride for families and under 5s
  • BMX displays
  • Arts and crafts

The evening culminates in the mass participation Medway Big Ride, a 5km route on closed roads before a floodlit stunt BMX display and a firework finale.

To register for the Big Ride use our online sign-up form. This automatically enters you in to the mass participation ride. Entry for the children's races, coaching and activities will be co-ordinated on the day.

All participants receive a free t-shirt and there are other giveaways available on the day too.

To enter the Evans Cycles sportives go to: http://www.evanscycles.com/pages/rideit-kent-medway-sportive-ride-17th-may-2015

To help residents prepare for the Medway Big Ride, Medway Sport is teaming up with Medway Public Health to bring a series of beginners cycle lessons. For more information on these, email active@medway.gov.uk 

For more information on the Medway Big Ride, read the FAQ document.


2014 Medway Big Ride

Saturday 17 May 2014 launched the first event.

The various elements were:

  • Medway Big Ride Day at Medway Park
  • Cycle the Road to Rio Roadshow
  • British Cycling and Medway Big Ride Sportives
  • British Cycling and Medway Capstone Mountain Bike competitions

Big Ride 2014Thank you for taking part in the Medway Big Ride. We hope you enjoyed Medways first cycling festival and we look forward to seeing you in 2015.

For more information on cycling events and getting involved visit the British Cycling event website.

For more information about other cycling initiatives in Medway, including maps of Medway's cycle routes, visit our cycling page.