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Cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to bring their hi-vis, glow-in-the-dark accessories and lights, and take part in a bigger and brighter Pedal Portsmouth Glow Ride on Southsea seafront on Saturday 14 October from 6.30pm - 7.30pm.

Portsmouth City Council is running this free family cycling event as a fun way to celebrate safe night-time cycling and remind cyclists to 'Be Bright, Be Seen' in winter months.

The Pedal Portsmouth Glow Ride will take place on a 3km traffic-free route on Southsea seafront, starting on Eastney Esplanade near Canoe Lake.  The course will be open for an hour from 6.30pm - 7.30pm, allowing cyclists of all ages and abilities to enjoy cycling round the course at their own pace while lighting up the night.

The registration desk will be open from 5.30pm. Sign-in will be quicker for those who have pre-registered their details online viawww.portsmouth.gov.uk/cycling or by searching 'Glow Ride' on Eventbrite. 

There will be free glow drawstring bags and goodies for participants and prizes for the best-lit cyclists.

Bike Doctor will also be at the event from 5.30pm for minor repairs, seat adjustments and checks.

Councillor Simon Bosher, Portsmouth City Council's cabinet member for Traffic & Transportation said: "Following last year's success, we are delighted to announce the return of the 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!"

Please remember that it is illegal to cycle on a public road after dark without lights and reflectors. Anyone without lights could be issued with a £30 fine. You can get good-quality lights and cycle gear from the council at almost cost price. Just ask at reception at the Civic Offices, Guildhall Square.

If you have any questions about this event please post them on the Pedal Portsmouth Facebook page.