Saddle up for this year’s Sky Ride Bradford
By Ninder Kaur
Bradford Council is partnering with British Cycling and Sky to bring the Sky Ride event back to the city centre on Sunday, 20 September.
Olympic gold medallist Jason Queally will be joining all those cyclists at the start line in City Park at 10am to enjoy this traffic free route.
Registration starts at 9am for this great free event.
Jason, who won a gold medal at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, said: “I’m delighted to be attending Sky Ride Bradford, joining thousands of people to be part of a fantastic celebration of cycling.
“It’s a pretty unique experience, riding on completely traffic-free streets, and I can’t wait to see so many people out doing the sport I love.
“From big people to little ones – Sky Ride is for everyone, regardless of bike type or ability. So get your family and friends involved and Let’s Ride Bradford!”
Entertainment on the day includes Europe’s number one mountain bike and
BMX demonstration team, led by multiple British and European trials champion Danny Butler. They will be performing a jaw-dropping show throughout the day in the Tricks and Tunes area at the back of Bridge
People can also test their own freestyle skills on the giant air bag in this area. There will be so much taking place on the day, so be sure to ride on down.
Coun Imran Khan, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Sport, said: “The entertainment planned for Sky Ride Bradford will make this a great family day out for all ages and for cyclists and non-cyclists alike.
“It will be a great atmosphere and such a good opportunity for people to bike around the city centre without battling with the traffic.”
Tom Mutton, British Cycling Recreation Manager for Bradford, said: “Sky Ride Bradford offers a great family day out, with loads to do both on and off a bike. There will be music and entertainment, competitions, extreme challenge and above all, a fantastic route suitable for people of all ages and cycling ability.”
The Sky Ride route will start again from City Park and go around the main streets of the city centre
including Market Street, Kirkgate, Cheapside, Valley Road, and then make its way around Little Germany, finally heading out to Hall Ings, Drake Street and back into City Park.
For more information and to register for free, visit goskyride.com/BradfordSkyRide
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