The South Downs National Park Family Ride gives you the chance to ride a traffic-free cycle circuit as many times as you want in an hour, at a relaxed pace that suits you. The ride is open to all ages and abilities and the 1km circuit around the city centre is easy to ride. Taking place between 10:00am and 11:00am the Family Ride will mark the opening of the Winchester Criterium & Cyclesfest before the racing starts on the circuit.

Families and friends are encouraged to register in advance to secure a place as numbers on the circuit are limited for this popular ride. Signing up on the day may be possible for a few but cannot be guaranteed. All participants need to sign on in Abbey Gardens from 08:30am on the day to receive a wristband granting access to the circuit.

“Fun day at Winchester Criterium @WinchCrit. Great event and atmosphere”.

The South Downs National Park Family Ride joins the community of HSBC UK Let’s Ride festivals that will take place up and down the country this summer offering a safe and friendly space to enjoy cycling. Whether you’re a beginner or pro, this traffic-free environment provides the perfect opportunity for the whole family to have fun on their bike, before watching some spectacular racing and a enjoying a range of activities in the Broadway area and Abbey Gardens.