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10th-16th June is Bike Week

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What is Bike Week?

Bike Week is the UK’s biggest awareness-raising moment of the year for cycling and a chance to celebrate. It’s a time to remind ourselves of all the positives that riding a bike can bring, both to our own health and wellbeing, as well as the wider impacts on our communities and the planet.

This year, Cycling UK wants to celebrate cycling as a force for good. We want to celebrate all those who cycle and encourage and enable more cycling, as we know that when more people cycle, we all become happier, healthier, greener and more connected.

An infographic showing how to be a bike hero, with information on how you save the planet, save money and save your stress levels.

Here are some of the ways you can get involved and support us

Let everyone know it’s #BikeWeekUK

Inspire others to take part by sharing Bike Week and your Bike Heroes online. Remember to use the hashtags #BikeWeekUK and #BikeHero.

Get on your bike!

  • Replace a short local you’d normally make by car
  • Take the kids out for a bike ride – perhaps even cycle to school
  • Encourage friends to join you on a ride
  • Join a Bike Week event in your local area – check for events close by
  • Find a Big Bike Revival partner delivering events near you and access FREE help to cycle locally
  • Inspire others, post a selfie, or pictures of your bike ride or journey on social media. Use the hashtags #BikeWeekUK and #BikeHero

Champion cycling in the workplace

  • Host a bike breakfast or reward day
    A popular activity for Bike Week is to host a bike breakfast. Reward those who ride to work during Bike Week with a special welcome meal. Or, for those who work remotely gift them an hour to go for a Bike Week ride locally. Add some fun by asking participants to share a selfie on social channels and your internal communications channels using the hashtags #BikeWeek and #BikeHero
  • Promote your cycling offers
    Remind staff of any workplace support you have for cycling. Use it as an opportunity to showcase your Cycle Friendly Employer accreditation or Cycle to Work scheme. Why not book a Dr Bike session to check people’s bikes are in working order, invite a local bike shop in or even your Cycle to Work scheme representative to talk about what’s available
  • Buddy scheme
    People who haven’t cycled to work before may feel anxious about doing it for the first time. Show them how wonderful cycling to work can be, by creating a buddy scheme during Bike Week. By sharing knowledge on the best routes and making the most of the ride to work, staff are much more likely to make the switch to cycling. Find someone who doesn’t regularly commute by bike and join them on the journey – if you have a group of cyclists, you could start a bike bus to accompany those who are less confident

Support our vision to create happier, healthier and greener lives through cycling

Share our new bold vision during Bike Week!

As a charity, we want to collaborate and partner with as many people and organisations as we can to make the greatest possible impact on people’s lives. Sharing our new vision will help to champion cycling as a force for good.