On Your Bike is a feel-good family cycle ride along Sonning Common’s leafy lanes

On Your Bike is open to everyone, regardless of age or ability, as it’s a ride, not a race! How far? You choose: 6, 12 or 20 miles. There is also a supervised playground cycle for youngsters who are still a bit wobbly on their wheels.

One hundred percent of all entry fees are shared between Sonning Common Primary School PTA and chosen local charities.


The idea to create an enjoyable ride, which whole families could achieve, came about in 2006. The ambition was not only to explore the local countryside and have fun, but to promote the benefits of healthy activity and positive fitness.

The first On Your Bike in 2007 was organised with just 4 months planning and no resources, thanks to some amazing volunteers, help from the local health centre and enthusiastic local businesses.

Hundreds of people turned up to cycle on the day and the feedback was so positive, On Your Bike has evolved into a highly popular, annual community event. Whatever the weather (we’ve pedalled in sunshine and rain) there are always hundreds of people, from all generations, waiting with joyful anticipation at the start line.

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