• Date: 9th June 2018
  • Location: Locations across Medway
  • Cost: Free (see individual events for costs)

The Medway Cycling Festival is a programme of events, activities and rides to encourage residents to get on their bikes, get active and explore Medway on two wheels using the extensive network of new

The Medway Cycling Festival includes separate events, activities and rides including:

  • Medway Big Ride Together
  • Evans RIDE IT Sportives
  • Bikeability Taster Sessions
  • Ride the Heron Trail

Register your interest and receive updates on the Cycling Festival by emailing medwaysport@medway.gov.uk.

Evans RIDE IT Sportives

Saturday 16 June 2018 from 8am

Start and finish at Medway Park, Mill Road, Gillingham, ME7 1HF

Adults from £20, children free.

Medway Council has teamed up with Evans to bring RIDE IT to the Medway Cycling Festival.

The 30, 50 and 80 mile 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.

Enter RIDE IT online


Medway Big Ride Together Family Festival

Saturday 16 June from 10am to 3pm at Riverside Country Park/The Strand Leisure Park

Cost: Free

Get on your bikes and join us for a day of cycling-themed family fun as part of the Medway Cycling Festival.

Park up at Riverside and gently pedal 2 miles along the river-side cycle path to The Strand for a family festival celebrating all things wheels.

Enjoy free activities including novelty bikes and challenges, roller derby, bike checks, arts and crafts, face painting and more before returning back along the river. Free medal for every rider.

No registration needed. All ages welcome.

Ride the Heron Trail

Saturday 9 June 2018, 10am to 12pm start from Cliffe Memorial Hall (parking available), return by 2pm.

Cost: Free

Join the A Better Medway team to explore the Hoo Peninsula on two wheels. The Heron Trail is a 17 mile circular cycle route, but shorter options are available. Route maps and ride advice available before you begin. Souvenir medal for every rider. 

Bikeability Taster Sessions

Monday 11 June to Friday 15 June 2018 at Strand Leisure Park

Cost: Free

Join our Bikeability instructors and Road Safety Team for free cycling safety sessions for children as part of the Medway Cycling Festival.

  • 1.30pm to 1.45pm and 2.30pm to 3.15pm: Bikeability Balance for 3 and 4 year olds (equipment provided)
  • 4pm to 5pm: Bike Skills and Safety for 8 to  11year olds (bring your own bike)

No booking needed. All children must be supervised.