RideWise event to celebrate Nottingham’s new cycle corridor

Take part in FREE led cycle ride to celebrate Nottingham’s new cycle corridor!
Cyclists urged to get on their bikes and experience the new Western Cycle Corridor

RideWise – part of a Nottingham based sustainable transport charity – have announced a “FREE led Cycle Ride” which will take place on Saturday 17th December 2016. The ride – which will be the first of its kind on the new Western Cycle Highway – will start at 10am at Grove Road in Lenton (where it meets Castle Boulevard by the side of the old Grove pub).

Riders are encouraged to come along for the 6-mile circular route, which is expected to take around 1½ to 2 hours. All cyclists are welcome.

Groups of cyclists will be led by RideWise’s accredited cycle instructors who will explain the features of the new cycle infrastructure during the ride – such as junctions, traffic signals and road markings that prioritise cyclists, widening of shared paths and improved road surfaces. The Cycle Ride will also take in Nottingham’s first Parallel Crossing.

The Cycle Ride route will include all of the new cycle highway. Riders will return to Grove Road to complete the circuit at around midday on Saturday 17th December.

This is an excellent opportunity to hear about the planning of Western Cycle Corridor and see the new infrastructure first hand. The Western Cycle Highway connects the city centre to major destinations including the Queen’s Medical Centre and the University of Nottingham and cycle routes to the north of the city centre. It forms part of the City Council’s Nottingham Cycle City Ambition Programme, which is funded by the Council and the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.

Not only will you be able to find out about the new corridor including from some of the Council officers who have planned it, but it will also be a great opportunity to meet new fellow cyclists.

RideWise need to ensure that they have a good idea of numbers of riders on the day so register your interest by emailing info@ridewise.org.uk or phone 0115 9552288 – leave a message on their answer phone if necessary. However, if you just decide on the day to come along you will be welcome.