Summer Cycle

Event Information

Before the event information

How do I register?

Online registration is now closed. You can register on the day from 1.30pm in the playing park..

What should I bring?

You should bring your own bike and helmet if you have them.

You may be able to borrow a bike on site subject to availability.

Please also bring a filled water bottle.

Event day information

How do I collect my wristband?

If you are Pre-registered you have the option to collect your groups wristbands on Saturday 19th August from Islesburgh Community Centre Reception between 9am and 5pm.

Pre-registered people can also collect their wristbands from 1.45pm on the day on King Erik Street between the two Parks.

If you have not pre-registered online, please visit the Registration Desk in King George V play park.

How long will it take me to complete the route?

The route is a loop that will only take a few minutes to complete.

You can go around the loop as many times as you like! It’s completely flat, but there is an optional loop you can take which has a gradient if you want to challenge yourself a bit more. This will be explained to you at event check-in/registration on the day.

Where is the start?

You should join the route at the King Harald Street/King Erik Street junction. Marshals will be there to guide you.

What type of bike can I use?

You can bring your own bike or scooter – any type of bike is fine as long as it’s not a motorbike!

Should I wear a helmet?

You MUST wear a helmet to participate. You can borrow one on the day (subject to availability) if you do not have your own.

Where can I hire a bike for the event?

There will be a free Bike Hire facility within the play park with a range of adult and child bikes, subject to availability. You can request to hire both bikes and helmets on the online registration form. You can also complete a bike hire form on the day if you need to. Bikes must be returned by 4pm at the latest.

Can I hire an adapted bike?

There will also be a range of adapted bikes for people with disabilities or reduced mobilty. These will be located at the junction of Union Street and King Harald Street. Islesburgh Community Centre Car Park which is beside this junction will be reserved solely for users of the adapted bikes. You can also request to hire an adapted bike on the online registration form.

Should I bring my own water bottle?

Please bring your own filled water bottle. Some water will also be available to purchase at the pop up café in the Flower Park.

How do I leave the event?

Marshals will be there to help you cross the road to leave the event.

The route

What is the route?

The route starts on King Harald Street, turns left into Prince Alfred Street then left again into St Olaf Street. From here you can continue straight ahead to Harbour Street, or take the optional loop up Union Street, along Lower Hillhead and back down King Erik Street to rejoin the flat route. After turning left into Harbour Street, you turn left again to complete a lap along King Harald Street.

Are there hills? Are they steep?

There is an optional loop that has a small hill. It is quite steep but short. This is entirely optional.

Are there cars on the route?

We endeavour to ensure there are no parked cars on the route but there may be some on the day. There will be no moving cars on the route as all entry points will be blocked. Should emergency services need to access the route, we will stop the event while this is ongoing.

Road closures

What times will be the roads be closed?

We will begin closing the roads at around 1.00pm and will re-open them within minutes of the event closing at 4pm.

Why are the roads closed early?

We need time to ensure that everything is set up safely before the event begins.

What roads are closed in my area?

Please see the Road Closure Map below for more details. All residents affected should receive a letter advising them of the road closure 2 weeks before the event. On Prince Alfred Street and a small section of St Olaf Street there is a more severe parking restriction in place as these are areas of higher collision risk.

Road Closure