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Pedal Portsmouth Glow Ride 2019

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Glow Ride is back! Get ready for the brightest night of the year!

The event will take place on Saturday 26 October on Southsea seafront. Just like last year there will be an extended route and event village. 

Be Bright, Be Seen! Get your 'glow on' and help us light up the night. Dress your bike and yourself in lights, hi-vis and other glow-in-the-dark accessories to make this the brightest event yet. There will be prizes for the best-lit cyclists so go all-out and wow the judges with your imaginative designs.

From 3pm you can enjoy food, drink, music, fairground rides, Bike Doctor, cycling-related activities and advice in our event village along Avenue De Caen. Before the ride starts you can have your bike checked over by our Bike Doctor team and chat with local bike suppliers. 

Starting from 5.30pm on Clarence Esplanade, 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.

Glow Ride is open to cyclists of all ages and abilities and is fully accessible for adapted bikes and child trailers. Our minis route on Avenue De Caen will enable very young cyclists to enjoy Glow Ride on a smaller scale.

The council's safer travel team will be on hand to help you get out on your bike this autumn and winter. They can give you cycling advice, show you how to enjoy quieter, cleaner routes around the city, provide information about self-guided cycle tours or social rides, as well as guidance about safe cycling. 

This year we will be taking steps towards reducing our environmental impact and will be using up our existing stock of glow sticks. From 2020 single-use plastic glow sticks will no longer be given out at this event. 

Join a feeder ride to Glow Ride from Farlington Marshes. The ride, organised by British Cycling, will lead cyclists on a one hour journey to the start line. Participants will meet at Farlington Marshes car park at 4.30pm to lead out the ride at 5.30pm. Places are limited so to register visit Let's Ride.

Please bring your printed ticket with you. You will need this to claim your glow bag and to be entered into our prize draw to win a brand new bike!

Please check our website for the latest information  http://bit.ly/2mls5Dg

Running times:

3pm                      Event village opens

3pm - 5.30pm       Registration

5.30pm - 7.30pm  Pedal Portsmouth Glow Ride

7pm                       Prizes for best-lit cyclists

For cycling-related updates including the latest information about Glow Ride please sign up to myportsmouth updates and select 'Pedal Portsmouth' under 'Travel and transport' 

Please note that a photographer will be taking pictures of participants at this event. The images will be used on Portsmouth City Council's social media pages, media channels, online, and in print, to promote this event and other road safety initiatives. If you would prefer not to have your photograph taken please let us know.
Ticket Information Ticket Price
Advance registration Free

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