A clutch of Birmingham’s streets will be closed to traffic on Sunday 15th September as the Sky Ride comes to town.
The traffic-free cycling event will be starting at Cannon Hill Park – already a part of the popular Rea Valley cycle route, of course – and looping back to the centre of Birmingham via the Pershore Road, usually a busy, dangerous city street. Riders can join at any point along the route: a PDF map is available from the organisers.
This, the fourth such event in the city, will include local Olympic cyclist Jess Varnish as one of the participants; she was born in Bromsgrove and competed for a cycling club in Halesowen. Last year’s event starred another Olympian, Laura Trott.
Full details are available at the Sky Ride website.