It’s June, it’s Bike Week, it’s Belfast – sure what else would you be at? 

Well, coronavirus has other ideas. Life has changed and we’ll have to wait until the time is right to gather together to ride the streets of Belfast.

Right now, that look like 2021. It’s disappointing, but we all have a responsibility to stay safe for each other, so let’s concentrate on that for now.

Until then, remember – Belfast says Bike!


How do I join Ride on Belfast?
Just turn up and ride! There are event pages on Facebook which you can join and share to encourage your family, friends and colleagues to take part.

How much is the entry fee?
Ride on Belfast is free – even the grub at the end of the Breakfast Run won’t cost you a penny!

Will the roads be closed?
No, we’re riding on the streets of Belfast in general traffic.

Is it safe?
Belfast doesn’t have a lot of safe cycling space, so you’ll be riding on the road at your own risk. You’ll need to be confident and take whatever safety precautions you feel are necessary. But we’ll all look out for each other.

Have a look at the routes, or better still ride the routes in advance to give yourself an better idea. Tour de Lunchtime will be mostly away from roads, on protected cycleways and greenway paths.

Is this Critical Mass?
No. It’s Ride on Belfast.

Are we taking back the roads?
No, we’re just riding our bicycles like any other day – just with lots more people. Stick to the rules of the road, unless directed otherwise by one of the PSNI Officers on bicycles who like to join us for the Breakfast Run.

They’ll be concentrating on keeping you safe – try not to become the focus of their attention.

Will there be feeder rides?
Check out Facebook (Bikefast) and Twitter (#ROB8 hashtag) more information on any feeder rides being organised, or get involved in organising one yourself!

Who is organising the main ride?
It’s a joint effort by Cycul and Bikefast, supported by Belfast City Council, the Department for Infrastructure and made possible by all of the participants.

Who made that lovely Ride On Belfast logo?
That was Katriona Designs, or @kats_pajamas on Twitter 🙂. Additional illustrations by Cycul.

Contact Cycul by email or on Twitter @cycul.
Contact Bikefaston Facebook.



Take a look back at the images and videos of the previous Ride on Belfast events – get a sense of the event if you’re trying it out for first time at #ROB8 or if you’re a veteran and want to spot yourself in the crowd..