This summer is all about cycling; with the Olympic Games just around the corner and Chris Froome pedalling his way to a third Tour de France yellow jersey.
Want to do more than just watch? If you’ve been inspired to dust off your bike and go for a ride, British Cycling and Sky in partnership with Kent County Council is running a series of free guided bike rides to get you out on two wheels this summer. Since 2012, Sky Ride Local has been in Kent helping residents realise all the benefits of recreational cycling; from increasing health and fitness to discovering new places and friends.
Sky Ride Local rides are guided by British Cycling trained Ride Leaders and cover a range of fantastic routes, giving you the opportunity to see Kent by bike like never before. What’s more, the rides are pitched at different levels, so there’s something for everyone.
Andrew Chaston, British Cycling Recreation Manager for the South East said: “It’s one thing watching on television, but nothing quite beats getting outdoors yourself. You don’t have to be the next Chris Froome to enjoy our rides – we cater for all ages and abilities, so register for a free ride in Kent today!”
Andrew Scott-Clark, Director of Public Health at Kent County Council said: “Rates of physically active adults are declining in the Kent population which is a major public health issue. The great value of physical activity is the prevention and treatment of common health issues – such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, cancer, dementia and depression – so whether you’re an enthusiast or a beginner, cycling is clearly growing in popularity and we encourage everyone to get moving this summer.”
So, if the Tour de France has inspired you to get cycling, just visit goskyride.com/kent to find a ride near you and book your free place. It couldn’t be simpler to get on your bike and ride.
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About Sky Ride
Sky Ride Locals are free, local bike rides guided by friendly British Cycling trained Ride Leaders along scenic planned routes. With different levels, there’s something for everyone – whether you’re building your confidence or already comfortable on a bike and looking for a challenge. For more information, visit goskyride.com.
About British Cycling
British Cycling is the national governing body for cycling as recognised by the UCI – the international federation for the sport. Based in Manchester at the National Cycling Centre, British Cycling works across all levels and six disciplines of the sport (BMX, Mountain Bike, Cyclo-Cross, Road, Track and Cycle Speedway), from providing the support and encouragement people need to get riding their bikes for the first time, to being home to the hugely successful Great Britain Cycling Team. Continued success at the highest level is inspiring a boom in participation across the nation. There have never been more opportunities to ride a bike, be it for fun or sport, and British Cycling is at the heart of this growth. For more information, visit britishcycling.org.uk.