Project

Big Bike Revival

Recent Project Activity

Sam and her son on a Big Bike Revival led ride
After two decades off a bike, Sam is pedalling forward thanks to the Big Bike Revival Case Study
The Big Bike Revival is a project working across Scotland that has partnered up with grassroots community groups to offer cycling activities and sessions, with a particular focus on new or returning cyclists. Sam is a returning rider with limited access to a bike but the Big Bike Revival activities have helped on her cycling journey:
Barrhead Community Cycle Club in action
Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival calls for all to get cycling in Scotland with community cycle clubs Press Release
Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival, a national campaign in Scotland designed to encourage thousands of people to cycle for everyday journeys, is offering support to local community groups and volunteers to get more people riding their bikes.
CTC cycling Case Study
Real impact with Reading Cycling Challenge Case Study
We caught up with Reading CTC to find out more about The Reading Cycle Challenge, which is all about getting people to try cycling.
Cycling UK Case Study
Rasmik goes from Zero to Sixty as he racks up the miles on his bike Case Study
Thanks to Bradford Bikery who took part in Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival event, Rasmik Parmar was able to fix up his bike and discover long cycle rides.
Project Content: 

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.

Upcoming Events

30 Jul 17 - Newport-On-Tay
06 Aug 17 - Newport-On-Tay
13 Aug 17 - Newport-On-Tay

 

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 in England on bigbikerevival@cyclinguk.org. Contact the Big Bike Revival in Scotland on bigbikerevivalscotland@cyclinguk.org.

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

 

 
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