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Medway Big Ride
The third annual Medway Big Ride took place
on Sunday, 19 June 2016 as part of a bumper Medway Festival of
Sport, celebrating all things Rio to mark the Olympic and
The Medway Big Ride encourages the people of
Medway to get active and takes place annually at Medway Park
sports centre in Gillingham.
This year’s event was sponsored
UK and the Will Adams NHS
Treatment Centre and saw around 1,000 people enjoy an
action packed day of family fun, with and without a bike.
The day began with intrepid riders setting off
on 30, 50 and 80 mile RIDE IT Sportives organised by Evans
Ashes winning cricketer Geraint Jones and television personality
Jonnie Irwin then headed a Lord's Taverners charity ride
raising money for a new minibus for Bradfields Academy. It's
still not too late to donate to the
Lord's Taverners Bradfields appeal.
Hundreds of riders then took to Medway Park
and surrounding roads for the mass family ride and a series of
children's races organised with Wigmore Cycling
Club. There was even a kids and dad's race in honour of
Other attractions available included a
new Adventure Zone with caving, BMX and skills
displays, have-a-gos, plus Extreme and ParkSport multisport
Elsewhere in the Medway Park arena people could try a range
of unusual bikes with Action wheels, get
crafty, have their faces painted and burn off any left over energy
on the large inflatables.
The next Medway Big Ride will take place in