Big Bike Revival

Recent Project Activity

Big Bike Revival in Scotland launch Michelle McManus and Humza Yousaf MSP
Big Bike Revival to get thousands of people in Scotland cycling for every day journeys Press Release
A national campaign designed to encourage thousands of people to cycle for every day journeys launched today (Monday, 19 September) in Stirling.
BMX stunt rider Matti Hemmings
Stunt star Matti has fans in a spin at Big Bike Revival event News
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.
Salvation Army bike maintenance course
Asylum seekers learn new skills through Salvation Army and Big Bike Revival News
The Salvation Army are helping to transform the lives of asylum seekers and refugees in Swindon through Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival.
Big Bike Revival at Urban Cycles in Birmingham
Big Bike Revival gets Birmingham back in the saddle News
Birmingham has caught the cycling bug this summer thanks to Urban Cycles and the Big Bike Revival.
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The latest Big Bike Revival video from Manchester

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The Big Bike Revival in Yorkshire

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Project Objectives

The Big Bike Revival is here!

We all remember those carefree childhood days with the breeze in our hair and the freedom to go wherever we wanted, whenever we wanted on our bike.

Few things in life are better than a cycle ride, whether it’s a trip to visit friends, a daily commute or a pedal to the countryside.

Whether you’re still a regular cyclist or you haven’t been on a bike for years, there are lots of ways for you to get out and about on two wheels.

What's the problem?

Adults in Britain appear to be aware of cycling and its potential for shorter journeys and a large proportion have bikes but are at present not making use of them.

  • High volume of Cycle Ownership (42%)
  • Low levels of cycle usage (63% not cycled in the past year)
  • Propensity to use the car for short trips that could be made by cycle (37% of adults)

How do we fix this?

The Big Bike Revival is a social marketing programme providing an opportunity to:

  • Carry out basic repairs e.g. fix a puncture
  • Cycle safely on and off road
  • Donate your old bikes
  • Buy a recycled bike
  • Get advice about local cycle routes, clubs or activities

The programme is supported by the Department for Transport and by Transport Scotland delivered in partnership with Bike Re-cycle centres.

Big Bike Revival Rides

We’ve had a fantastic summer of cycling in England with the Big Bike Revival! Whether you’ve had your bike checked over with us, or just spotted that bike hidden away in your shed or garage, we’ve got hundreds of rides ready for you to join – just add wheels!

From 15 to 30 October our friendly expert ride leaders will welcome you in with open arms across England. So, if you’re new to cycling, or have just fallen back in love with your bike, we’ve got a place with your name on it! Find a ride local to you now. 

Just head here if you are interested in organising a ride.

More information

Visit our Big Bike Revival website to find events near you or email the Big Bike Revival team on

Contact your local Cycling UK cycling development officer to find out how Cycling UK can help you!


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  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
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