Project

Big Bike Revival

Recent Project Activity

Cycling UK cycling Case Study - Josh Allen
Josh brings Big Bike Revival magic to Monty’s Case Study
Josh Allen is a keen cyclist and community worker who has volunteered at Monty’s Community Hub since August 2015.
Cycling UK cycling Case Study, Tashi
Big Bike Revival helps Tibetan asylum seeker find cycling nirvana Case Study
Cycling has given Tashi a new-found sense of freedom as she waits to hear whether she can stay in this country – a freedom she can never enjoy in her homeland of Tibet.
Bicycle Jumble Sale, Bike Station Glasgow
Big Bike Revival celebrates over 500 events in Scotland Press Release
The Big Bike Revival, a national campaign designed to encourage thousands of people to cycle for everyday journeys, celebrated a milestone this week with over 500 events across Scotland
Cycling UK cycling Case Study, Mohammed
Teenaged asylum seeker riding high thanks to Big Bike Revival Case Study
As a 17-year-old asylum seeker from Pakistan, Mohammed couldn’t afford a bike. Today, not only does he own one, he has also learned how to fix it and has trained to become a Ride Leader.
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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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