Get dressed up and come along to first Glow Ride

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Hundreds of cyclists will light up the seafront on Saturday at the first Pedal Portsmouth Glow Ride.

Portsmouth City Council is running the free family cycling event as a way to celebrate safe night-time cycling and reminding cyclists to ‘Be Bright, Be Seen’.

Riders are asked to wear hi-vis, glow-in-the-dark accessories and lights.

The Pedal Portsmouth Glow Ride takes place on a traffic-free route on Southsea seafront.

The ride starts near the Blue Reef aquarium and will be open for an hour from 6pm to 7pm, so cyclists of all ages can go round at their own pace.

There will be prizes for the best-lit cyclists and glow goodies for those who pre-register. There is parking at the Esplanade car park and British Cycling is running guided rides to the event for those who would prefer to cycle in a group – see

Councillor Jim Fleming, the 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. We hope lots of families 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.’

Sign up free of charge now at and search Pedal Portsmouth or on the day from 5pm.