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Cyclists take over Bristol for "mind-blowing" Drum & Bass on the Bike ride

Hundreds of riders, including the city's former mayor, followed DJ Dom Whiting on the latest of his mobile raves...

"Mind-blowing"... "massive"... "crazy"... "immense"... just a few of the reviews of Dom Whiting's return to Bristol for the latest of his Drum & Bass on the Bike rides, attracting a crowd of hundreds, estimated to be as many as a thousand by some.

Huge crowds gathered for the start in Lloyds Amphitheatre, a mass of pedalling people that swelled as the rave headed to Brandon Hill, creating an iconic image on Park Street, continuing through the city, all the while Whiting live streamed the incredible scenes on Facebook.

Drum and Bass on the Bike Bristol (Dom Whiting)

Among the crowd was former Bristol mayor George Ferguson who said it was great to see the city "opening streets to people", and Hamish Belding who took the incredible photo on Park Street, sharing it on Twitter...

Another attendee said it was "fantastic to see so many people out on their bikes, and even a lot of people walking alongside, too".

Seeing the crowds, another local guessed there "must be over a thousand on the start".

The rave was Whiting's first UK date in 2023, having hosted a ride in Belgium in February, his third in Bristol since begining the Drum & Bass on the Bike series two years ago.

The first video in the city has been viewed more than one million times on YouTube, the second getting just under half a million views too.

Sheffield, Manchester, Berlin, Barcelona, Bournemouth and Birmingham are just some of the cities Whiting has attracted huge crowds to in the last year for his series that may well be coming to a city centre near you soon...

Dan is the news editor and has spent the past four years writing stories and features, as well as (hopefully) keeping you entertained on the live blog. Having previously written about nearly every other sport under the sun for the Express, and the weird and wonderful world of non-league football for the Non-League Paper, Dan joined in 2020. Come the weekend you'll find him labouring up a hill, probably with a mouth full of jelly babies, or making a bonk-induced trip to a south of England petrol station... in search of more jelly babies.

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Bmblbzzz | 1 year ago
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Among the crowd was former Bristol mayor George Ferguson who said it was great to see the city "opening streets to people"

A very good way to put it.

IanMK | 1 year ago

Now that's a flash mob!

Fignon's ghost | 1 year ago

More of thise please. Everywhere! Congratulations to the people of Bristol. Cycling and music.
I can't think of a better way to bring everyone together. 👏

My two favourite things combined. Nothing better when out for a long stretch. 👏

hawkinspeter | 1 year ago

Those Park St photos are amazing

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