We had such a fantastic day yesterday at the Bristol Sky Ride. A few weeks back I’d seen the road closure signs and wondered what it was all about, but it wasn’t until I saw Denise van Outen on Lorraine last week, explaining what it was all about that I decided to sign us up.
It was a completely free event organised by Sky, with events all over the country, in which they closed roads around the city centre allowing for families to ride freely on a dedicated route. We started at Millennium square in Bristol and cycled the 15Km route, along the river to Hotwells, under the suspension bridge along the Portway and back again along the other side of the river.
We stopped at The Cottage for some refreshments in the form of onion rings (probably the best in the world) some nachos and a cider, whilst we fought off the seagulls who were trying to steal it from us! We then finished the route back to Millennium square to collect our medals.
It was a very well organised event and I do love to cycle but I’m not that confident cycling on roads with the cars when it’s so busy, I’d much rather ride on the path. Even when there’s a cycle lane, it’s usually shared with a bus and there’s no way I’m picking a fight with a bus on a bike! So it was really good to have a dedicated route which was safe for all. It was also really good to see parts of Bristol I’d only usually see from the car. My bottom is aching today, along with the rest of my body, but it was a great day out and it’s inspired me to *try* and get my bike out more often this summer.
You can check out the vlog of the day below.