Project

Big Bike Revival

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Big Bike Revival in Edinburgh. A mechanic fixes a bike.
Cycling UK announces funding to get thousands of people in Scotland cycling with the Big Bike Revival Press Release
The Big Bike Revival is an award-winning programme developed by Cycling UK designed to encourage thousands of people to cycle for every day journeys. Now in its second year in Scotland, the Big Bike Revival will help even more people to bring their bikes back into use by providing bike health checks, sharing maintenance know-how and giving people more confidence in the saddle.
Big Bike Revival in Edinburgh. A mechanic fixes a bike wheel.
Cycling UK launches the Big Bike Revival in England and Scotland Press Release
Cycling UK is pleased to announce the launch of the Big Bike Revival in England and Scotland. The Big Bike Revival is an award-winning programme developed by Cycling UK designed to encourage thousands of people to cycle for leisure and every day journeys. Now in its second year in Scotland and its fourth in England, the Big Bike Revival helps people to bring their bikes back into use by providing bike health checks, sharing maintenance knowhow and giving people more confidence in the saddle.
A Big Bike Revival mechanic fixes a wheel
Cycling UK launches the Big Bike Revival to get thousands of people cycling Press Release
A national campaign is being launched across England on Friday 28 April to help encourage thousands of people to start cycling again, for leisure or for their everyday journeys.
The Big Bike Revival helps bring bikes back into use in Edinburgh
Read inspiring Big Bike Revival stories from Scotland News
In 2016, the Big Bike Revival worked with 81 community groups and over 7,000 people across Scotland to encourage more everyday cycling. We've captured some of these events and activities with a compendium of case studies, bringing groups' and individuals' stories from across Scotland together in one handy document.
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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

28 May 17 - Newport-On-Tay
04 Jun 17 - Newport-On-Tay
11 Jun 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!

 

 
  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
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