Let’s Ride Bristol 2018

Cycling event, 8 July 2018: Let’s Ride Bristol

Information about the Let’s Ride Bristol cycle event and how to join in.

The HSBC UK Let’s Ride Bristol event was held on Sunday 8 July.

3442 people pre-registered to ride and 8,000 people came to the event, a record attendance. The organisers would like to thank local residents and businesses for their patience during road closures.

Register for more HSBC UK Let’s Ride events at: 

You can see photos of the event and competition entries below:


Afternoon event: HSBC UK Let’s Ride Bristol

In the afternoon the Grand Prix route opens up for everyone in the city to ride, traffic-free. Approximately 6km of the circular route will be available to ride at your own pace. 

YoBike offer

The yellow YoBikes will also be available on the day. To ride one, sign up for the YoBike smartphone app. A free, six-hour ride is available from YoBike for Bristol’s Let’s Ride. If you register for the event by 12pm Friday you’ll also have a chance to win a Go Pro camera.

For access, entry points will be available along the course of the route, with adapted bikes available to book for disabled people and many community organisations represented during the day.

Morning event: Bristol cycling Grand Prix 

The Bristol Grand Prix will race a 6.4km circular route (pdf, 2.8MB) (opens new window) .

The various team races form Round 2 of the HSBC UK Grand Prix Series:

  • 8am: Men’s (3/4)
  • 8.55am: 2018 Women’s Bristol Grand Prix (E/1/2/3)
  • 9.50am: Sponsor relay
  • 10.30am: 2018 Bristol Grand Prix (E/1/2)

These events are for elite riders and teams. Find out more or apply to race at the Bristol Grand Prix website.

Design a Dream Bike competition

The Mayor invites all schools and families to register for Let’s Ride and take part in a ‘Design a Dream Bike’ competition for the chance to win an iPad and other prizes for yourself or your family. 

How to take part:

Event advice and road closures

Find out what Roads in the city centre will be closed in order to allow cyclists to travel around traffic free.

Bristol Grand Prix + Let's Ride Bristol letter to businesses and residents (pdf, 322KB) (opens new window)


Please consider leaving the car at home on the day and use bikes or public transport. If you must drive into Bristol, all our car parks will be open on Sunday 8 July, except College Street car park and The Grove car park. 

The closest car parks to the event on College Green are:

  • Trenchard Street Car Park (multi-storey)
  • Rupert Street NCP (multi-storey)
  • The Galleries Car Park (multi-storey)
  • Broadmead NCP (multi-storey)
  • Bristol Temple Meads Car Park (open air)