Sky Ride 2011 – Sunday 14 August
With just over a week to go until Sky Ride returns to Southampton, the excitement is building. Sky Ride Southampton – organised by Southampton City Council in partnership with Sky and British Cycling – is a free event that will give thousands of cyclists the chance to enjoy traffic-free city centre streets for the day, encouraging people of all ages and abilities to get on their bikes and rediscover the joy of cycling with friends and family. Last year’s event saw around 10,000 smiling cyclists of all ages take to the streets and we want this year to be even bigger.
This year’s route – just under five miles long – has been designed to take in parts of the city not seen last year and maybe never seen before with an exclusive route into Southampton docks and around one of the cruise terminals. You can start where you like and there’s no pressure to do it all but there will be music, entertainment and refreshments along the route. Guildhall Square will be hosting the event village with live music, a mountain bike aerial display team and more. Television presenter and model Kirsty Gallacher is the ambassador for this year’s Sky Ride Southampton and will be joining riders on the route and will be involved in activities at Guildhall Square. Look out for the kids zone
at Hoglands Park.
Sky Ride Southampton takes place on Sunday 14 August from 10am until 4pm. A map of the route is available at http://bit.ly/omEsst
Register at www.goskyride.com/southampton to be in with a chance to win a 3D TV and Sky package.
Further details, including information about the route and road closures, is available at http://bit.ly/nWvidt
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