About the Big Bike Revival
The Big Bike Revival is a behaviour change intervention with a vision to make cycling accessible to everyone. Our mission is to deliver free events that enable a community to start cycling through fixing bikes, teaching skills and leading rides.
The programme is funded by Department for Transport, supported by local authorities and together we address a clear set of aims and objectives:
- Encourage people who don’t already, to cycle
- Encourage people to cycle more often
- Increase short cycling journeys
- Improve the perception of cycle safety
- Improve peoples confidence to cycle
The intervention is rolled out nationally in England through a programme of events that are FREE to beneficiaries and delivered locally by community led groups and organisations. Events have a common focus to deliver fun, social and inclusive activities and services that present cycling as a practical and normalised everyday behaviour.
The programme is guided by the COM-B model; a comprehensive theory of three interactive behavioural elements: Capability, Opportunity and Motivation.
Big Bike Revival events provide solutions that enable behaviour to change and cycling levels to increase.
- Learning to increase knowledge and skills to ensure that people have the Capability to cycle.
- Fixing bikes and embedding delivery locally to ensure people have the Opportunity to cycle.
- Rides that are social and normalise cycling to ensure people have the Motivation to cycle.
The Big Bike Revival is awesome!
In response to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, cycling played a vital role in enabling everyone to get around by bike safely, while maintaining social distancing. The Big Bike Revival was adapted to keep people on their bikes by delivering Dr Bike events. Whilst we are no longer accepting applications for this programme, we are continuing to deliver and will be fixing broken bikes, offering basic bike servicing and safety checks for a limited period until 31 May 2021. See the delivery we are continuing below.
We are continuing to work with employers to host Dr Bike sessions at workplaces to encourage employees to cycle to work. We are also offering workplaces an additional package of support. If you’d like to know how Cycling UK can help you support your employees to cycle to work, please contact the team to find out more.
Pop-up Dr Bike events are continuing to take place in communities in England until 31 May 2021. Check the interactive map below to find a delivery partner nearest to you and contact them directly for their event dates.