Bristol City Council and British Cycling are bringing back the popular mass cycling event where hundreds of people in the city will get on their bikes next month.

HSBC UK Let’s Ride Bristol returns on Sunday, 16 June, the free family event for all abilities and experience seeing city centre roads closed to motor traffic to allow the opportunity to explore the city on two wheels, including the likes of Millennium Square, Anchor Road, the Old City and Queen Square.

Come along and enjoy seeing the City Centre from the saddle. Pre-registration is available  and is free. More information about the day is also available at the Bristol City Council website.

You don’t have to do the full distance – just as much or as little as you want. You don’t need to be an experienced cyclist. There will be no cars on the road, so you can wobble, zig-zag and stop as much as you like.

Expect a festival atmosphere

There’s lots to do – from fun activities and challenges for the whole family to music, local street food and live stunt shows. Plus a few surprises on the day. There will be a range of community-led attractions along the route and at festival zones suitable for all ages and cycling abilities, as well activities for those looking for a day out with family and friends, including a live show from the ‘Extreme Mountain Bike Stunt Show’ company, music performances, a bike maintenance area, street food and drink stalls and a Go-Ride area for children to learn some skills.

Spectators can also see some elite riders in action in both the men’s Circuit of the Mendips race and women’s Bristol Crit – happening before and  after the family event.

The HSBC UK Let’s Ride events – which this year aim to build excitement across the country in the run-up to the UCI Road World Championships in September – inspire people to get on their bikes to combat some of the societal issues that affect major cities in Britain.

Marking year two of a three-year partnership between Bristol City Council and British Cycling, next month will be the third in a series of 14 events across the country this summer, which are a key part of British Cycling and HSBC UK’s vision to get two million more people on a bike by 2020. Last year, 3442 people pre-registered to ride and 8,000 people attended the Bristol event, a record attendance

Let’s Ride Bristol is the perfect fun activity for all. So, what are you waiting for? Everyone’s invited – see you there!