3,000 people enjoy Sky Ride Kent

Sky Ride Kent came, it saw, it conquered. Set in the breath-taking £10 million pound Cyclopark, the second Sky Ride City event of 2012 was a huge success with over 3,000 eager people taking to their saddles and experiencing the traffic free bike ride and carnival-like atmosphere.

From families having fun in the sun to bike enthusiasts whizzing around, there was something for everyone on the big day which was filled with energy, entertainment and excitement. With lively street music, a talented circus entertainer strutting his stuff (on his very small bike), skillful BMX demonstrations, great food and a fantastic playground for kids, Sky Ride Kent has been a day to remember.

‘What a stunning venue’ said Clive Copeland, British Cycling’s South East Recreation Manager. ‘It’s so exciting to see so many people on their bikes and having fun. The atmosphere has been electric, we've had great weather and it’s been lovely to see the smile on everyone’s faces.’

In its opening week, the Cyclopark was transformed as Cycling Projects took centre stage with their adaptive bikes for all to try and the bike hire facilities were put to very good use. Over 70 youngsters took part in Go-Ride Racing and got their first taste of a cycle competition.

If you've enjoyed today, don’t worry, the fun doesn’t stop here. In what can only be described as biggest ever celebration of cycling the UK has ever seen, you can continue the festivities by joining a Sky Ride Local ride happening in Kent. Check out our other Sky Ride City events taking place across the country.