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FAQ

What is the Black Unity Bike Ride (BUBR)?

The BUBR is a series of activations that encourages holistic wellness amongst the Black community. Our flagship activation is our annual 14-mile bike ride across London and we also have smaller monthly activations.

 

Why does the BUBR exist?

There is under-representation of Black cyclists at all levels of the sport from elite level to grassroots. The BUBR symbolises Black Unity, Black Empowerment and Black Community.

 

When is your next annual BUBR?

Saturday 7th August 2021.

 

Where does the BUBR start from?

View official route here 
The event sets off from Low Hall Sports Grounds, Walthamstow (click here) and concludes at Shoreditch Park (click here), via Westminister.
View official route here 

 

What time does the BUBR start and finish?

Participants can check-in from 9:30am at the start and the ride sets off at 11am. We expect to reach Shoreditch Park between 3-4pm.

 

How much does it cost to take part in BUBR events?

All of our activations are totally FREE, however as a small team of passionate volunteers we welcome and appreciate any donations that help us cover our direct costs.

 

How do I secure my place at the BUBR?

The activation is a registration only event and you can secure your ticket here

 

If I don’t register for the BUBR, can I still take part in the event?

No, only participants that have registered and signed our terms & conditions can partake.

 

Why do I need to register for the BUBR?

Registering enables us to know who our event is benefitting. It also assists the event in following Covid-19 event guidelines and increases our capability to remain free and be here for the long-term.

 

How do I get to the start and how do I get home at the end of BUBR?

St James Street Station (London Overground) is the closest station.  Walthamstow Central is on the Victoria Line and London Overground is a 5 minute bike ride from Low Hall Sports Ground. Hoxton station (London Overground) is a five minute cycle from Shoreditch Park.

 

What is the route for the BUBR?

View official route here 

 

What types of bike can be used at the BUBR?

All types of pedal bikes are welcome, as well as e-bikes.

 

Who can attend the BUBR?

The BUBR is a community event, if a participant is younger than 16-years-old they need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the event. BUBR proactively targets members of the African and African-Caribbean communities, however also welcomes participants of all ethnicities.

 

How can I purchase BUBR merchandise?

You can do so right here. All proceeds from purchases go towards covering the direct costs of the BUBR.

 

How can I be kept up to date with all BUBR activations?

You can sign up to our newsletter, follow us on Instagram, Twitter or join our group on Facebook

 

What is the BUBR Alliance?

BUBR is an entity owned by New Initiatives Youth & Community Association (Charity Number 1121523). The BUBR Alliance consists of 20+ black-led cycling collectives and utilises its collective power, network and influence to bring about positive change in the Black community.

The BUBR Alliance is constantly growing and currently includes: Black Muslim Women Bike, Black Riders Association, Bros Bike Club, Bike Life Kartel, Black Cyclists Network, Bike Dem Crew, Bikes & Beats, Black Girls Do Bike – London, Chain Cyclists, Chain Gang Cyclists, East London Riders, Girls Ride Out 2, Lymore Ladies, No Limit Cycling Club,No Pain No Kain Cycling Club, North West Riderz, Ridefest, Ride 4 Unity, Rough Rider Velo, Sikh Cycling Network, Soul Riders Cycling Club, TAMMLM, Team ORIGIN, The Cannon Riderz, TWR and Women of Colour Cycling Group.

 

Is the BUBR a race?

No. The event is a community ride that proceeds at a leisurely pace for the entire 14-mile route.

 

Is the event a straight 14 miles ride or do you stop at all?

BUBR has three pitstops along the route, there is approximately four miles between each pitstop.

 

If I cannot make the start of the BUBR, how can I join on route?

You can either join the ride at one of our three pitstops and also use a link for the live tracking app which will show you exactly where we are in real time along the route. The link will be shared soon and will be live from 9:30am on 7th August 2021.

 

What is BUBR Radio?

BUBR Radio is a live stream pop-up radio show available on the day of the ride. All registered riders will be emailed a link to access the radio show on the 6th August 2021. The radio show will be hosted live throughout the entire event and play exclusive mixes by some of London’s best DJs. From 9:30am on the 7th August you will be able to connect through your Bluetooth speakers to BUBR Radio via the Mixcloud app on your smart phone.

 

How do I volunteer at the BUBR?

The entire initiative is powered by a team of passionate volunteers. You can volunteer in a number of ways, to express your interest in volunteering with BUBR just fill in the forms here

 

How do I get in touch with the BUBR Team?

For media related enquiries please email PR@blackunitybikeride.com all other enquires should be emailed to info@blackunitybikeride.com