Project

Big Bike Revival

Recent Project Activity

Devanshi has learned to fix a puncture
Big Bike Revival gets Devanshi cycling to work Case Study
Devanshi Vyas used to cycle to work but stopped when she moved to Edinburgh, but a visit to the Big Bike Revival event in West Lothian has given her inspiration, guidance and confidence to get back into a cycling commute. We caught up with her to learn more about her story, the barriers she faces to cycling and her future plans.
Community Cycling Clubs going from strength to strength News
Volunteers, partners and charities are coming together with Cycling UK to form an incredible network of Community Cycling Clubs. We recently met with groups in Birmingham and Manchester to share ideas and look at our next steps.
Adel with Dave Robison in Bradford at the Big Bike Revival
Hundreds of free bikes given away to asylum seekers as part of The Big Bike Revival in Bradford Case Study
Bradford’s Community Bike Centre ‘Capital of Cycling’ really is a bike paradise. This summer as part of Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival they’ve been fixing up and giving away dozens of bikes to asylum seekers in Bradford.
Cycling UK member Lynette Mantle on her bright orange tricycle
Trike ride to work is a convenient commute for Lynette Case Study
What would your reaction be if you saw a 68-year-old cycling along a busy ‘A’ road on a bright orange tricycle? If you travel around the Tewkesbury area in Gloucester, this could be a familiar sight!
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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.

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 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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  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
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