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Get on your Bike for the Active Sunderland Big Bike Ride 2016

Everyone is invited to join in this year’s annual Active Sunderland BIG Bike Ride which takes place on Sunday 12 June

Everyone is invited to come along and join in the fun at the annual Active Sunderland BIG Bike Ride which takes place on Sunday 12 June 2016.

With a focus on leisure, recreational and family cycling, the Active Sunderland BIG Bike Ride offers three alternative rides, providing a route to suit all ages and abilities.

All of the rides will start on the Riverside at St. Peter’s near Sunderland University. The longer 20 and 35 mile rides will utilise Sunderland’s expansive cycle path network visiting many areas across the city. The shorter 5 mile family ride will go along the excellent cycle paths from the riverside to Roker and Seaburn.

Councillor John Kelly, Sunderland City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Public Health, Wellness and Culture, said: “We are delighted once again to organise the Active Sunderland Big Bike Ride. The event has been an outstanding success in previous years and has been very popular with hundreds of cyclists”.

He added, “Cycling is a great way to get active and have fun with your friends and family, whatever your age or ability. There are many new things to look forward to this year and I’m sure that the family fun activities and sports taster sessions will be a great addition to the main event”

In addition to the bikes rides a family fun programme of activities will take place during the day on the Riverside at St. Peter’s. The activities will consist of ‘have a go’ sports taster sessions and traditional family sports day activities.

Entry is online only, prices are Family Ride £10.00, 20 Mile Ride £11.00 and 35 mile ride £12.00, all prices per person. This year the entry fee includes the new Active Sunderland BIG Events technical t-shirt, medal and a goody bag!

An early bird offer is available until 29 April 2016 please visit www.activesunderland.org.uk for further details.


27 July     : Area Festival – Princess Anne Park
30 July     : City Centre Festival – various locations in city centre
3 Aug       : Area Festival – Barnes Park
10 Aug     : Area Festival – Seaburn / Roker
17 Aug     : Area Festival – Mowbray Park
24 Aug     :Area Festival – Hetton Lyons Country Park
25 Sept    :BIG Walk

For online entry visit www.activesunderland.org.uk or, for further information email active@sunderland.gov.uk

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