Starting on The Hoe, the Sky Ride eight and a half kilometre route has now been announced and will travel through the Barbican, City Centre, Millbridge, Stonehouse, Royal William Yard and Millbay.
Sky Ride Plymouth is a mass participation cycling event for all ages and abilities which is being held on Sunday 13 May between 10am and 4pm. Sky and British Cycling have been working closely with Plymouth City Council to bring this free event to Plymouth which will encourage people to have fun on traffic free roads.
The route showcases some of Plymouth’s finest landmarks and places of interest such as the architecture of the Citadel and The Crescent, the character of the Barbican and Southside Street and the new foot and cycle path at Stonehouse Creek.
One of the highlights of the ride will be cycling the perimeter of Royal William Yard, along the boardwalk and over the lock gates which will be a unique experience as these are normally closed to the public.
There will be a number of road closures in place on the day between 7am and 5.30pm. The roads that will be closed are; Hoe Road, Maderia Road, The Barbican, Southside Street, Notte Street, The Crescent, Millbay Road, West Hoe Road, Pier Street, Phoenix Street, Manor Street, King Street Roundabout, Stoke Road, Eldad Hill (from the junction of Stoke Road to the entrance of the Victoria Road cycle path), Caroline Place and Emma Place Ope.
Residents are being advised that any vehicles parked on these streets overnight on Saturday 12 May will not be able to be moved between 7am and 5.30pm on Sunday 13 May. Alternative parking is available at the Barbican multi-storey car park (near the Aquarium), Lambay Hill car park and Devil’s Point car park.
Motorists will be able to drive along Cremyll Street, Durnford Street and Royal William Road on the day but will not be able to park, wait or use as a loading area.
Diversion routes will be signed for people travelling through the city.
To sign up for the Sky Ride Plymouth event and for a chance to win some amazing prizes visit the Sky Ride Plymouth website. Prizes include a bike, free Sky for a year, a signed jersey or a day with Chris Hoy!
To find out more about the event and to view the full route visit our Sky Ride page.
Source: Plymouth City Council