The Pedal Portsmouth Glow Ride is back and it's even bigger, better and brighter than before!
The event has a new location on Southsea seafront, an extended route and brand new event village.
Be Bright, Be Seen! Get your 'glow on' and help us light up the night. Dress yourself and your bike with lights, hi-vis and other glow-in-the-dark accessories to make this the brightest event yet.
New this year, the Glow Ride event village will open from 2pm offering food, drink, music from Express FM and cycling-related activities and advice. Before the ride starts you can get your bike checked over by our Bike Doctor team, security marked, or chat to some of our local bike suppliers. Road safety officers can assist you with cycling and guidance about safe cycling.
Starting at 4.30pm on Clarence Esplanade near the D-Day Museum the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Cllr Lee Mason, will get the event underway. Cyclists will ride the 3km traffic-free, circular route along the Esplanade, across Southsea Common, to Clarence Parade and the Ladies' Mile. Cyclists and spectators can enjoy music along the route with The Pompey Pluckers and Parasamba providing the soundtrack for the evening.
Also new this year, there will be a shorter, separate route for younger cyclists. Children can enjoy our mini assault course in the event village, or cycle the route ahead of the main event which starts at 4.30pm.
Glow Ride is open to all ages and abilities and is fully accessible for adapted bikes and child trailers. Accessible bikes for those with a disability can be pre-booked from the 'Wheels for All' section on the Portsmouth City Council website.
If you wish to leave your bike while you visit the event village you can use the secure, temporary cycle parking along Avenue De Caen.
Places are limited so to ensure you get to take part in this year's Glow Ride make sure you book your place in advance. You must bring your printed ticket with you to take part and receive your free goodie bag.
The registration tent will be open from 2pm to 5.30pm on the day.