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Medway Big Ride

The Medway Big RideBig ride logo 2014

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

The event 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.


NEW for 2017: Medway Big Ride Together

Medway Big Ride familyOrganise your family and friends and your bikes and join others near you on a mass ride, all for free. 

The group rides - supported by guide riders - start from sites across Medway (see below) during the morning. They converge on Medway Park where you can join in the main event activities and collect your commemorative medals and t-shirt.

Free return shuttle bus services are available. Places must be pre-booked online. Book a place on a ride now.


The Routes and Rides

Deangate Ridge - Rochester Cathedral  - Medway Park 

Start time: 9.30am. Distance 8.3 miles.

Ride starts from Deangate Ridge Sports Complex, Dux Court Road, Hoo, ME3 8RZ (parking available)

FREE Dr Bike repair roadshow here Saturday, 3 June 1.30-4.30pm. 


Innovation Centre - Rochester Cathedral Route  - Medway Park 

Start time: 9.45am. Distance 7 miles

Ride starts from Innovation Centre Medway, Maidstone Road, Chatham ME5 9FD. (parking available)


King Frith Playing Fields  - Strand - Medway Park

Start time: 9.45am. Distance 6.8 miles

Ride starts from King Frith Playing Fields, Wigmore Road, Gillingham, ME8 0TD. (parking available)


Riverside Country Park  - Strand - Medway Park *Recommended family route

Start time: 10am. Distance 3.5 miles

Ride starts from Riverside Country Park, Lower Rainham Road, Rainham ME7 2XH. (parking available)

FREE Dr Bike repair roadshow here 10 June 9am-12.30pm. 


The Strand - Medway Park *Recommended family route

Start time 10.30am. Distance 1.3 miles

Ride starts from The Strand, Pier Approach Road, Gillingham, ME7 1TT. (parking available)


Rochester Cathedral - Medway Park

Start time: 10.30am. Distance 2.6 miles

Ride starts Rochester Cathedral, The Precinct, Rochester ME1 1SX (local P&D parking available)

FREE Dr Bike repair roadshow here 10 June 2pm-3.30pm (Bowley Hill car park) and 3.30-4.30pm (Esplanade). 

Dr Bike repair, MK cycling The Mobile repair experts, are supporting the Big Ride. If you want to find out more about servicing or cycle repairs please call Grant 07716854274 or visit website.

Detailed route information:

Or why not take on the challenge of the new Medway 33 mile and 20 mile Estuaries - Towns - Downs Cycle Trail which is being officially launched on Big Ride day (downloadable map to follow)?


Medway Big Ride mass start 2016

Big Ride at Medway Park

The Big Ride event at Medway Park will offer a busy programme of free cycling-themed activities from 11am-2pm.

Free attractions include:

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

Book your place at the Medway Park event to guarantee your free t-shirt and souvenir medal.


Evans RIDE IT Road Sportives

Big Ride sportive 2014

Enter before 22 April to claim your free High 5 bottle pack at the ride.

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

The sportive routes start from Medway Park 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.Sportive cyclist Medway Big Ride

Short (31m / 50km / 2195ft Climbing) Adults: £20 Children: £0

Medium (50m / 80km / 2975ft Climbing) Adults: £25 Children: £0

Long (82m / 132km / 4635ft Climbing) Adults: £25 Children: £0


For more information on getting involved in this event please email medwaysport@medway.gov.uk