Hundreds sign up for Sunderland Big Bike Ride

Big Bike Ride Sunderland

Big Bike Ride Sunderland

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Organisers of this year’s Sunderland Big Bike Ride say they have had a “fantastic response” from hundreds of Wearsiders.

Now in its fifth year, it will take place on the weekend of June 13 and 14 and has routes to suit all ages and abilities.

As well as a five-mile route through Herrington Country Park, there are also 14, 20 and 35-mile courses around Sunderland to tackle.

Coun John Kelly, Sunderland City Council’s portfolio holder for public health, wellness and culture said: “We are delighted with the fantastic response to this year’s event.

“By encouraging everyone to get active while having fun the ride is now very popular and has truly established itself as something for all the family to look forward to.

“It is also really pleasing to see that it is being used more and more by people taking part to raise money and awareness for charities and good causes.

“I urge everyone to get their registration forms in and be sure they don’t miss out on what will be another fantastic event.”

On Saturday, June 13, the five-mile route is on traffic- free paths within the perimeter of Herrington Country Park, making it ideal for beginner cyclists and families.

Registration is from 9am and the ride starts at 10am, priced £3 per person.

On Sunday, June 14, cyclists have the choice of the three longer distances. All start and finish at the University of Sunderland’s Sir Tom Cowie Campus on St Peter’s Riverside.

Sunday registration is from 8am and riders start at 9.30am. Prices are £6 adults and £4 for children under 16.

Visit www.activesunderland.org.uk or email active@sunderland.gov.uk