People are being urged to get on their bike and join Sky Ride when it returns to Bolton on Sunday June 1.
Thousands of people will once again be gearing up to cycle the traffic free route in the town to celebrate all things cycling at Sky Ride Bolton.
This will be the third year the event has been held in Bolton and the town is one of 15 places hosting the events in the UK this summer.
Bolton’s Sky Ride is a big, fun event which takes over the town centre so cyclists, of all ages and abilities, and their families can have a great day out. There’s loads of things to do both on and off a bike with extreme challenges, music and entertainment, competitions and above all, an awesome traffic-free route to ride around the centre of town.
Sky Ride ambassador Sir Chris Hoy said: “We want more people to enjoy riding a bike – that’s why Sky and British Cycling have teamed up to bring you Sky Ride. We’ve made it easier than ever to get out on your bike and spend quality time with your family and friends.
“Sky Rides close towns and cities for big bike events so you can ride safely on traffic-free streets, with a huge festival atmosphere and loads to do both on and off the bike. They are great fun and a great way to get on your bike.”
Everyone who registers their free place online will receive a Sky Ride lanyard that unlocks a fantastic bundle of on-the-day benefits and goodies. What’s more, the first 1,000 people to register at www.goskyride.com/BoltonSkyRide will also receive a limited edition Sky Ride gift on arrival at the event.
Councillor Anthony Connell, Bolton Council’s Cabinet Member for Sport said: “It doesn’t matter how old you are, how old your bike is, or how fast you ride there’s something for everyone and I would encourage everyone to join in the fun filled day whether to cycle the route or just to cheer everyone along the way.
“People in Bolton have really taken cycling to heart after the success of Bolton’s Olympic champion, Jason Kenny and I am sure that locals will be out in force supporting the event again.”
Free online registration is available and those doing so can also get a free bike safety check worth £14.99 from Halfords and help and support on the day. To register visit goskyride.com.