RIDE THE LIGHTS – no traffic, no noise, just fun on the prom!
It’s time for our favourite event of the year, that one special night when Blackpool promenade is closed to all traffic.
This is a truly enchanting bike ride along the seafront on 28th August where you have the chance to get the first look at this years Blackpool Illuminations as they are turned on for one very special night before The Big Switch On event!
The free event is getting more and more popular each year and is attended by thousands of people. It has become a firm favourite with residents and visitors alike.
As well as getting the chance of a first look at the Illuminations ahead of Switch On, cyclists are able to enjoy riding on the Promenade without having to worry about cars.
There is entertainment taking place at the Ride the Lights hub located on the Tower Festival Headlands opposite The Blackpool Tower.
Radio Wave presenters will be hosting the main stage of live music and fun.
The route runs the full length of the Illuminations from Starr Gate, in the South all the way through to Red Bank Road at the North with riders able to go in either direction or join the ride at any point on the promenade.
Riders can cycle as much or as little of the course as they choose.
Starts at 7pm – ends at 10pm.
Let your flamboyant side shine through with your fancy dress flavour and decorate your wheels ready for the event, the brighter the better – why not try and outshine the lights?