Monday 10th of August 2015
Bristol is well-known for being an environmentally-conscious city, so it seems a fitting stage for a celebration of the greenest mode of transportation – the humble bicycle. Taking place on Friday 21st August 2015, Fair in the Square will celebrate 20 years of the National Cycle Network with a fun-filled festival culminating in a night-time ‘Lullaby ride’. This free event is taking place in the centre of Bristol, the city where the National Cycle Network began with the creation of the Bristol-to-Bath Railway Path in 1995.
With the build-up event running from 12pm till 8pm, there will be a wide variety of family-friendly activities throughout the day, including cycle circus demonstrations, free bike check-ups, and live music throughout the day. There will also be incredible BMX stunt shows by Matti Hemmings, BMX Champion and Guinness World Record Holder. Kids are catered for too, with face painting and bouncy castles on offer. The festival will finish with a wonderful illuminated Lullaby Ride brought to you by Sustrans and Luke Jerram, the artist behind the Park Street slide.
The Lullaby ride itself will set off from Queen Square at 8pm, travelling through Southville. An entourage of bikes decorated with twinkling LED lighting and kitted out with audio equipment, playing gentle lullaby music that will ride through quiet residential streets at children’s bedtime. All in all, Fair in the Square is set to be a beautiful event that will live long in the memories of participants and spectators alike. Visitors can sign up for the Lullaby ride now by following this link. Places on the ride are limited, so book today to avoid disappointment.