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Medway Big Ride

The Medway Big RideBig ride logo 2014

2017 will be the 10th anniversary of the Medway Mile, and in this celebrative year we will be offering participants that attend all three of our mass participation events a commemorative interlocking medal in appreciation of your support for our Medway sporting legacy programmes.


The new look Medway Big Ride event will take place Saturday, 17 June 2017 as part of the Medway in Flames celebrations.

The event is designed to encourage residents to get on their bikes, becoming more physically active in an enjoyable and safe environment and is linked to Medway Cycle Action Plan and works in partnership with A Better Medway Active Medway Cycle Groups programme.


Evans RIDE IT Road Sportive

Big Ride sportive 2014

Enter before 22 April to claim your free High 5 bottle pack at the ride.

Evans have teamed up again with Medway Council to bring RIDE IT to the Medway Big Ride Cycling Festival.

The sportive routes start from Medway Park and take riders on a tour of the Kent countryside heading east towards Faversham then south into the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It's a mixture of rolling terrain interspersed with short sharp climbs and a few longer and more challenging climbs to test riders on the longer route.

Short (31m / 50km / 2195ft Climbing) Adults: £20.00 Children: £0.00

Medium (50m / 80km / 2975ft Climbing) Adults: £25.00 Children: £0.00

Long (82m / 132km / 4635ft Climbing) Adults: £25.00 Children: £0.00


Medway Big Ride Together Medway Big Ride 2016

Organise your family and friends and your bikes and join others near you on a mass ride, all for free.

We are delighted to announce a series of new rides as part of the Big Ride programme.

The rides  - supported by guide riders - start from sites across Medway (see below) during the morning. They converge on Medway Park where you can join in the activities and collect your commemorative medals and t-shirt.

Free return shuttle bus services are available. Places must be pre-booked online.


The Routes and Rides

Deangate Ridge - Rochester Cathedral  - Medway Park 

Start time: 9.30am. Distance 8.3 miles

Ride starts from Deangate Ridge Sports Complex, Dux Court Road, Hoo, ME3 8RZ (parking available)

Book a place on the Deangate Ridge Big Ride Together


Innovation Centre - Rochester Cathedral Route  - Medway Park 

Start time: 9.45am. Distance 7 miles

Ride starts from Innovation Centre Medway, Maidstone Road, Chatham ME5 9FD. (parking available)

Book a place on the Innovation Centre Medway Big Ride Together


King Frith Playing Fields  - Strand - Medway Park

Start time: 9.45pm. Distance 6.8 miles

Ride starts from King Frith Playing Fields, Wigmore Road, Gillingham, ME8 0TD. (parking available)

Book a place on the King Frith Playing Fields Big Ride Together


Riverside Country Park  - Strand - Medway Park

Start time: 10am. Distance 3.5 miles

Ride starts from Riverside Country Park, Lower Rainham Road, Rainham ME7 2XH. (parking available)

Book a place on the Riverside Country Park Big Ride Together


The Strand - Medway Park

Start time 10.30am. Distance 1.3 miles

Ride starts from The Strand, Pier Approach Road, Gillingham, ME7 1TT. (parking available)

Book a place on The Strand Big Ride Together


Rochester Cathedral - Medway Park

Start time: 10.30am. Distance 2.6 miles

Ride starts Rochester Cathedral, The Precinct, Rochester ME1 1SX (local P&D parking available)

Book a place on the Rochester Cathedral Big Ride Together


Download detailed route cards:

We are also promoting the Medway 33 mile and 20 mile Estuaries - Towns - Downs Cycle Trail on the day encouraging residents to get out on their bikes for the day with a downloadable map (to follow).


Medway Big Ride mass start 2016

Medway Park - 11am to 2pm

The Big Ride event at Medway Park will offer a busy programme of free cycling-themed activities.

There will be rides and races round the Medway Park track as well as a bike and parkour stunt show and fun interactive bike challenges.

There will be a family treasure trail ride on the day as well with a chance to collect the Big Ride Teddy Bear.

Then refuel with some refreshments before heading back out on your bikes for the return journey.

Book your place at the Medway Park event to guarantee your free t-shirt and souvenir medal.

For more information on getting involved in this event please email medwaysport@medway.gov.uk