Creating a new normal: cycling post-pandemic in the UK

Cycling UK are running a series of events which will explore different aspects of creating a cycling culture
Cycling UK is running a series of digital events providing practical advice and real life examples of how to support and encourage more people to ride a bike. Launching in Bike Week (06 - 14 June), the events will explore different aspects of creating a cycling culture.

Each event will feature a panel of experts who will provide insight and examples, highlighting just what we can do to develop and improve habits that enable millions more people to cycle.

These online, free to attend webinars will be open to all.

Building new habits for a healthier Britain

Date: Tuesday 9 June

Time: 14:00 – 14:45

Much of the conversation during the global pandemic has been around not reverting to doing things in the same way, and what the new ‘normal’ will look like. Cycling UK is hosting a discussion to highlight what advice, support and training will be needed in order to develop long-term behaviour change, to improve the health of the nation, and ensure people are regularly active.

This event will benefit public sector leaders, local authorities, active partnerships networks, and those working in sport and physical activity sectors, who will hear about how to create habit forming behaviours which are critical to enabling long-term cycling participation.

We’ll also hear about the Government's plans to support active travel from minister for cycling & walking, Chris Heaton-Harris MP.

Our expert guests include:

  • Melanie Berry - HER Spirit
  • Mirjam Borsboom - International cycling policies and strategies, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water management
  • Jenny Box - Head of behaviour change & development at Cycling UK

There will be an opportunity for Q&A with the panel.

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Making sure cycling becomes part of the new normal

Date: Wednesday 10 June

Time: 14:00 – 15:00

What we’ve learned from the global pandemic is where there’s political will and a sense of urgency, great things can be done quickly. We’re at a crossroads where more and more people want to cycle for leisure, health and everyday travel, and our panel of experts will discuss what practical measures we can take in our localities to ensure a cycling culture is sustained.

This event is for councillors, local authorities, urban planners, and professionals working in transport and active travel sectors. You’ll be provided with practical advice and real life, relevant examples of good developments and programmes.

Our expert guests include:

  • Cllr Anna Richardson – City convener for sustainability and carbon reduction, Glasgow City Council
  • Cllr Adam Clarke – Deputy  city mayor, Leicester City Council
  • Lior Steinberg – Co-founder & urban planner, Humankind
  • Duncan Dollimore – Head of campaigns and advocacy, Cycling UK

There will be an opportunity for Q&A with the panel.

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Make commuting by bike the first choice – practical changes to help your staff safely return to the workplace

Date: Thursday 11 June

Time: 11:00 – 12:00

What we’ve seen during the global pandemic is more and more people wanting to cycle for leisure, pleasure and everyday travel. As employees return to the workplace, now is the time to enable commuters to travel by bike rather than car. With insight and expertise from both the UK and the Netherlands, this webinar will explore the practical ways employers can support their staff to cycle to work.

This event will benefit business managers and public sector officials looking for information and practical advice on how to support staff to choose active travel, particularly as the UK transitions out of lockdown.

Our expert guests include:

  • Dame Sarah Storey – Active travel commissioner, Sheffield City Region
  • Paul Hoffschult – 3pm consultancy
  • Jayne Cornelius – Sustainable travel officer, Swansea University
  • Anne Marthe Javingh – Royal HaskoningDHV

There will be an opportunity for Q&A with the panel.

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Speaker biographies


These events are the first in a series that will explore different aspects of creating a cycling culture, run in collaboration with a number of key partners. 

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