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Cycle My City

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We’re working with several local organisations to make cycling easier and safer for everyone in the city, whether you are already a confident cyclist or would like to build your confidence.

Throughout the year we’ll be offering residents the chance to get involved in the Cycle My City campaign. This includes free cycle training and confidence-building activities to help people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to live healthier lives by travelling on two (or three) wheels.

If you’re a more experienced rider, you’ll even have the chance to become a Cycle Way-Maker, using your enthusiasm for cycling to help others.

Why cycle more?

Cycling is a healthier and cheaper way of travelling than by car and can help you see your city in a new way. Whether you regularly use your bike or would like to cycle more, it’s a great way to keep your mind and body active and enjoy more of our wonderful city. By cycling to work, school, college, university or simply for fun, you can help make our roads less congested, making our air cleaner for everyone to breathe.

Throughout the year, we’ll invite residents to take part in free activities, including events, group rides and training, at various locations throughout the city.

What cycling activities can I get involved with?

Cycle My City family fun day Thursday 1 June

Families can enjoy a host of free cycling activities at our main cycling hub at the hard court and Velodrome area of the Mountbatten Centre. Activities take place between 10am and 2pm and will include cycling training for children and instructor-led rides for adults.

Book children’s activities through Eventbrite

Bike Doctor – maintenance checks and simple repairs

Have your bike security marked for free

Try out a range of bikes:

  • Beryl rental bikes on the velodrome – receive a free voucher for 100 minutes of free rides, just for taking part
  • Adapted bikes and trikes from Pompey Pedals
  • Cargo bike

Cycling Without Age trikes

Meet the safer travel team and find out more about:

  • Bike hangars
  • Bike corrals
  • Bikeability training
  • Safe cycling advice
  • Cycle route planning
  • Free giveaways

Find out about becoming a Cycle Way-Maker (trained/qualified group ride leader)

Adult group rides from Beryl and BH Live

Meet Wheels, the new Pompey Monster

Make a delicious pedal-powered drink with our smoothie bike

Calendar of events


Pompey Pedals inclusive cycling sessions

Volunteer-led group cycle rides. Bring your own bike or use a bike provided.

No need to book – simply turn up and ride.

Bransbury Park

–           Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays – 9.15am to 12.30pm

Mountbatten Centre

–           Tuesdays and Thursdays – 9.15am to 3.30pm

Find out more Pompey Pedals


Monday 12 June – Beryl Bikes Ride Happy

Beryl Bay at Fratton Way

3pm – 5pm

Free group rides and cycle confidence sessions for women, hosted by Beryl rental bicycles.

Book your place


Wednesday 2 August – Beryl Bikes Ride Happy

Beryl Bay at Fratton Way

3pm – 5pm

Group rides and cycle confidence sessions for women, hosted by Beryl rental bicycles.

Book your place