Rider Spoke by Blast Theory. ACMI, Melbourne, 2022. Photo by Phoebe Powell


Hear the city share its secrets in a unique, immersive journey.

Guided by a smartphone with a narrator and a soundtrack, set off on an hour-long experience that reveals the hidden stories of Portsmouth and the people who live here. Listen and take time to reflect on the people and moments in your life that mean the most, then decide whether to record stories of your own.

"Gloriously enlivening… it manages to embrace the rush of the city while insisting on the individual's ability to pierce it with quiet reflection." Metro

Created by award-winning, BAFTA-nominated artists Blast Theory, Rider Spoke has toured to 30 cities worldwide and comes to Portsmouth as part of Ports Fest.

To take part, you are provided with a smartphone and headphones to guide you on your journey. Participants can take part on a bike (bring your own or borrow one from the organisers!) or on foot. Accessible options are available for those using wheelchairs and mobility scooters. The experience lasts approximately 60 mins.

Book your slot at portsfest.co.uk.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£15.00 per ticket
Concession£12.50 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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Rider Spoke

Type:Participatory Event

Victoria Park, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3HQ
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Tel023 9268 1390

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