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Cov’s Big Bike Ride

Cov’s Big Bike Ride is a FREE family event, suitable for all ages, with an official Start/Finish and activities at Broadgate, a family festival at nearby Charterhouse and sporting activities 5km away at The Millpool. The full 10km course can be broken up into smaller rides for those wanting to enjoy all the Heritage Open Day activities along the route. Family cycle hire will be available in Broadgate (ID required) as well as West Midlands Cycle Hire along the route for ages 16+.

It’s only 2km via a traffic-free route from Broadgate to the Family Festival at Charterhouse, then there are regular guided rides to the Loop Line which connects to the Binley Cycleway, where the Millpool is hosting sporting activities for all the family.

The course is open from 11am – 3pm, but activities are open from 10am to 4pm at Broadgate, Charterhouse and The Millpool.

• Official start/finish
• Extreme Mountain Bike Stunt show with Danny Butler• Take a ride on the amazing Fly-cycle with Pif-Paf
• Food and drink

Family festival at Charterhouse. Explore three floors of historic storytelling, world-class Medieval and Elizabethan wall paintings and 70 acres of wildlife, with FREE entry to Charterhouse as part of Heritage Open Days.
• British Cycling Go Ride Course (bikes and helmets provided)
• Pedal power arcade
• The Bewonderment Machine, a cycle powered carousel for the under 5’s
• Free Venue tours
• Storytelling and book signing with Coventry Children’s book author Aaron Ashmore
• The Whittingham inspired orange marble run with Ludic Rooms
• The Gardens Trust lucky dip activity
• A QR code archaeology trail, revealing what is really beneath your feet
• Live music, face painting and giant bubbles
• Food and drink

The Millpool:
• CV Life bike sports and activity zone
• Try archery, cup stacking, rowing
• Enter the spin bike competition
• Food and drink

Travel to the event

Coventry is well connected.

Plan your journey to Cov’s Big Bike Ride by bike, walking, wheeling, public transport or car with the Travel Assistant.

Event parking is signposted from Ring Road junction 3.
Cycle parking is available at the event hubs.

Additional Information

Head to Broadgate to hire bikes for all the family (ID required). Child's bicycle - £8.00 per hour, £12.00 for 1.5 hours and £15 for two hours Adult bicycle - £9.00 per hour, £13.50 for 1.5 hours and £17 for two hours Nihola cargo bike - £16.00 per hour; £24 for 1.5 hours and £30 for two hours. The Nihola Cargo Trike has room for 1 rider and then space for up to 2 children under 7 to sit in the front or space for one adult or child and a car seat or carry cot Hirers need a valid photo ID (Passport or driving licence), proof of address (utility bill) and a payment card. West Midlands Cycle Hire bikes for ages 16+ can be found at docks around the city, including in Broadgate, Charterhouse and at The Millpool for this event. Download the Beryl App to find your nearest bike on the day.