Portsmouth City Council organises glow-in-the-dark event to promote safe cycling

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CYCLISTS of all ages and abilities can promote safe cycling at night with the first-ever Glow Ride.

Portsmouth City Council is running the free event next month during which families, dressed in hi-vis jackets and glow-in-the-dark accessories, will learn about being safe while cycling in the dark.

We hope lots of Portsmouth families will get into the spirit of the event by decorating their bikes and dressing up brightly

Councillor Jim Fleming

Held along Southsea seafront, the Glow Ride will take participants along traffic-free routes that will already be in place for the Great South Run.

Councillor Jim Fleming, Portsmouth City Council’s cabinet member for traffic and transportation said: ‘Following the success of our last two Pedal Portsmouth cycling events, we are delighted to offer something a bit different with our first Pedal Portsmouth Glow Ride.

‘We hope lots of Portsmouth families will get into the spirit of the event by decorating their bikes and dressing up brightly and that it will encourage them to continue cycling safely all-year round.

‘Make sure you sign up to be part of the spectacle.’

The ride starts near the Blue Reef Aquarium and will be open for an hour between 6pm and 7pm on Saturday, October 22.

There will be prizes for the best-lit cyclists and glow goodies for those who pre-register.

The registration desk will be open from 5pm on the day but people can sign up for the event now for free by searching Pedal Portsmouth at portsmouth.gov.uk.

For more information or if you have any questions, post them on the Pedal Portsmouth Facebook page at facebook.com/pedalportsmouth.