Neon Cyclists to get a ceremonial send off

Bridgwater’s Neon Bike Ride will receive an official send off and welcome return from Town Mayor, Dave Loveridge on Friday 28 March.

The Admiral Blake Statue will be the start/finish for the peloton-style five-mile ride promoting The Bridgwater Way project and the spirit of cycling.

Keen cyclists from the Bridgwater community, Mulberry, South West England Rugby Clubs Association and British Cycling will be supporting the ride by brightening up their bikes and cycling through residential and commuter routes.

Experienced cyclists can turn up at 5.15pm on the day to take part in the Neon Bike Ride and all Bridgwater residents are invited to join the fun and support the riders at the start/finish point or at key points on the route.

Councillor Harvey Siggs, Somerset County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “The Neon Bike Ride kicks off a fantastic season of cycling. For those less confident about cycling, The Bridgwater Way offers local people the opportunity to build cycle confidence for free.”

The Neon Bike Ride is one of many planned events by The Bridgwater Way project, funded by the Department for Transport. The initiative aims to transform travel in the town, making it easier and safer to walk or cycle.

As well as developing 6.5 miles of new or improved cycle paths, TBW will work with residents, business and schools to promote safer travel. The project is being delivered through a partnership of Somerset County Council, Sustrans and Sedgemoor District Council.

Have some fun by learning/improving your riding with Dr Bike and/or taking part in the Sky Ride Local Guided rides. Visit www.thebridgwaterway.co.uk for more information.