Promotion and Encouragement

Sam Sahdra reckons cycling with the Handsworth Ladies is like being part of one big, happy family. Not that Sam got off to the greatest of starts when she first considered taking up cycling. She saw her grandchildren riding their bikes, asked them if they would help her to cycle – and they said she was too old!

The quality of entries for our Best Community Project award was so high that it ended up being shared between two extremely worthy and hard-working groups – Whalley Range on Wheels and Onna Bike. Both are Cycling UK Community Clubs, both have been heavily involved in our Big Bike Revival – and both have been helping people to cycle, with fantastic benefits to their respective communities.

Streetbikes has won a prestigious Cycling UK award for organising the John Radford Memorial Ride and for its work promoting cycling for all ages and abilities in the Kirklees area of West Yorkshire.

Professional BMX flatland rider and Guinness World Record holder Matti Hemmings wowed spectators with a special demonstration of his bike stunt skills in Sholing, Southampton, as part of Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival.

The Salvation Army are helping to transform the lives of asylum seekers and refugees in Swindon through Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival.

Birmingham has caught the cycling bug this summer thanks to Urban Cycles and the Big Bike Revival.

Like his famous knighted namesake Bradley Wiggins, 14-year-old Bradley Wicks just loves cycling. And, with a little help from the Big Bike Revival, it is helping to transform his life.

Big Bike Revival proves a solid-gold success - 25 Aug 2016 - Press Release
The Big Bike Revival, a nationwide scheme to get people young and old cycling this summer, has proved a solid-gold success this Olympic year – with over 30,000 people inspired and encouraged to discover the joys of cycling.

One of the world’s top mountain bikers is teaching hundreds of children in the West Midlands how to discover the joys of cycling as part of this summer’s Big Bike Revival.

Jak Davies is helping his fellow homeless in Stockport discover the huge health benefits of cycling – with help from local bike recycling and repair centre Ceracycloan and Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival.

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