Visit Blackpool

Ride The Lights

Blackpool’s annual Ride the Lights event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event, which gives cyclists of all ages and ability an opportunity to ride on a traffic-free promenade a few days ahead of the official Switch-On of the Blackpool Illuminations, attracts up to 15,000 people. It was due to take place on Tuesday 1 September.

Although the Blackpool Illuminations will go ahead as planned, with a two-month extension into the New Year, the event organisers, VisitBlackpool, say that the format of Ride the Lights means it cannot take place under current restrictions.


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