Big Bike Revival

Recent Project Activity

Cerecycloan's Brian Pendlebury with Volunteer of the Year Tom Hibbs
A cycling journey from homelessness to happiness News
Tom Hibbs was homeless and feeling at rock-bottom little more than a year ago. Now he has a roof over his head, a job he loves and is the proud owner of the Arthur Moss Medallion as Cycling UK’s Volunteer of the Year.
Big Bike Revival wins award
Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival scoops top award News
Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival has won a prestigious award after inspiring thousands of people across England to improve their health and wellbeing by getting back on their bikes.
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.
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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

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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