BACK FOR 2019!  

We’re closing the roads to traffic in Coventry on Sunday 8 September and hosting a free cycling festival for everyone.  

There’s lots to do – from fun activities and challenges for the whole family to music, local street food and live stunt shows. Plus a few surprises on the day …  

Come along and enjoy seeing your city from the saddle. You don’t have to do the full distance – just as much or as little as you want. You don’t need to be an experienced cyclist. There will be no cars on the road, so you can wobble, zig-zag and stop as much as you like.  

It’s free, fun and the perfect activity for the whole family. So, what are you waiting for?  

Everyone’s invited – see you there! 

11am - 3pm 

Start line: Council House Square, Little Park Street, Coventry CV1 2UR

Official joining points: 

Festival Zones in Broadgate and University Square, Cox Street, Gosford Street, Whitefriars Street, Much Park Street, Little Park St & Bishop Street.

Registering is quick and easy

Log in or create an account to register for HSBC UK Let's Ride Coventry. Once you've booked your place on the ride, we'll prompt you to edit your profile to add your family and friends!


  • Details of the route as soon as it's released
  • A handy email reminder with all the latest event info
  • A free Let's Ride bib - yours to keep


Click here to download your own version of the route map

For more information about the event road closures, please visit Coventry City Council's website

What to expect on the day...

No bike? No problem.

Family bike hire is available on the day in Broadgate.  Prices start from £5 for children’s bikes, tagalongs or trailers and £6 for adults’ bikes for an hour.  (£9/£11 for 2 hours). 

The trailer fits 2 small children age 1 - 5 years and the tagalong fits one child age 4-8 years.

Bike hire is open from 10am - 3pm and operates on a first come, first served basis.

To hire a bike you will need to bring a credit card, driving licence or passport AND proof of current address.

Want to try an adapted bike?

Join Cycling Projects by the Council House for a demo.


By bike:

Check out local route maps and the Bike Citizens App from Coventry City Council’s web page and find the best routes in to the start line.

Led rides:

We have several led rides that will be taking people to the event. 

From War Memorial Park

From Coundon

By train:

There are regular train services to Coventry with services that allow the transportation of bikes. West Midlands Trains trains carry at least 2 bikes.  Cross Country Trains carry up to 3 bikes, but booking is advised. Virgin Trains carry up to 4 bikes, but booking is essential. For more information please visit National Rail.

 Not got a bike?  No problem. Come by rail and hire one on the day. Coventry Railway Station is just 10 minutes walk from the start by the Council House and you can hire a bike from the Festival Zone in Broadgate nearby. Plan your journey on National Rail

By bus:

Local buses and coaches do not carry bikes, but you can catch a bus to Pool Meadow bus station or Trinity Street and hire a bike from the Festival Zone in Broadgate.

Plan your journey 

By Car:

Coming from further away?

Event car parking will be signposted:  

Lower Ford Street and Cox Street, CV1 5PS and Grove Street, CV1 5DL. You can park for free at the Park & Ride in War Memorial Park, CV3 6PT (Please note this car park has a height barrier). It’s then a 10 minute bus or bike ride to town. 

Volunteer at HSBC UK Let's Ride Coventry

Get involved in the big day by joining the team making it happen!    

We’re looking for volunteers for a number of key roles – could you be one of them?


Check out our pictures from last year's HSBC UK Let's Ride Coventry event on Facebook!