Project

Big Bike Revival

Recent Project Activity

Rehana has embraced cycling thanks to the Big Bike Revival
Rehana's story: learning to ride a bike in your forties Case Study
They say you never forget how to ride a bike, but what about people who never learned in the first place? The Big Bike Revival in Glasgow helped Rehana, who is now in her forties, to get her cycling confidence and she's not looked back since.
LHYCA Big Bike Revival
The Big Bike Revival visits the Outer Hebrides Case Study
Since autumn 2016, the Big Bike Revival has been working across the whole of Scotland to encourage people to dust their bikes down and get cycling. Since the very beginning of the project, the Big Bike Revival was keen to make sure that lots of different communities in Scotland were given the opportunity to embrace cycling, especially in rural and more isolated areas like the Western Isles.
Chhaya and the Big Bike Revival in Scotland
Chhaya explores the Scottish countryside thanks to Big Bike Revival Case Study
Before hearing about the Big Bike Revival in Scotland, the last time Chhaya had been on a bike was over 20 years ago. After attending two led rides offered by Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC), she now can't get enough of cycling.
Cycling safely in Clackmannanshire
Highlights of Cycling UK in Scotland in 2016 Blog
It’s been an incredible year of growth for Cycling UK in Scotland. Head of Development Scotland, Suzanne Forup, takes us through some of the highlights of 2016 and then her own Christmas wishlist.
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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. 

Upcoming Events

 

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 bigbikerevival@cyclinguk.org

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

 

 
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