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On Your Bike – Still Time to Enter the Big Bike Ride


Jun 3, 2017

MORE than 300 cyclists have already signed up for this year’s BIG Bike Ride on Sunday (11 June).

And there’s still time to join them as they pedal their way to being more active across the city.

Victoria French, Head of Events for Sunderland City Council, said: “The Active Sunderland BIG Bike Ride is one of our most popular annual events and has something for every cyclist, you can also enjoy seeing some of the city’s finest locations.

“We already have more than 300 cyclists signed up, but we want to see as many people as possible taking part. I would encourage anyone who has not entered to come along on Sunday and register for one of the two rides on offer.”

Entries will continue to be taken online up until Wednesday 7 June 2016 after which you can turn up on the day and register.

The Active Sunderland BIG Bike will start and finish at the University of Sunderland’s Sir Tom Cowie Campus on St Peter’s Riverside. Starting at 9.30am, cyclists have a choice of two distances, 20 or 35 miles across the city.

Registration is open from 8am.

Entry is only £10 per person and includes an Active Sunderland backpack, medal and goody bag.

To enter the Active Sunderland BIG Bike Ride and for further information please go to www.activesunderland.org.uk

Wednesday 26 July – City Festival, Seaburn Beach
Wednesday 2 August – Washington Festival, Princess Anne Park
Wednesday 9 August – West Area Festival, Barnes Park
Wednesday 16 August, East Area Festival, Mowbray Park
Wednesday 23 August, Coalfield Area Festival, Hetton Lyons Country Park
Wednesday 30 August, North Area Festival, Thompson Park
Sunday 1 October – Active Sunderland BIG Walk.

For further information on the Active Sunderland programme for 2017 please visit www.activesunderland.org.uk or email active@sunderland.gov.uk

You can also check the Active Sunderland Facebook page for all the latest news.

By Emily