Big Bike Revival
The programme follows the three-step Fix-Learn-Ride model, supporting new and returning cyclists to choose the bike for utility and leisure cycling. The programme teaches skills, fixes neglected bikes and delivers led-rides to boost the confidence of those taking part.
Over the autumn and winter of 2020, Cycling UK committed to extending the scheme via Dr Bike sessions delivered by skilled mechanics in local communities for everyone and in workplaces for everyone.
Dr Bike sessions will continue to be delivered in locations around England until the end of May, but as we look forward to a return to something closer to normal life, the Big Bike Revival will be returning to the Fix-Learn-Ride model, with additional opportunities for people to learn maintenance skills and to take part in small group rides to build more confidence among fellow beginner cyclists.
The Big Bike Revival works with a range of different organisations, including volunteer led groups, community cycle clubs, social enterprises, independent bike shops, bicycle repairing organisations and not-for-profit cycling groups. With funding and support, they are enabled to offer assistance to those who most need it to help them to discover the benefits of cycling.
For more information contact the Big Bike Revival team in England on firstname.lastname@example.org.
After five years, the project has come to an end in Scotland this year. However, details of a new project focused on working with partner organisations to increase the number of people cycling for short, everyday journeys will be announced to build on the success of the Big Bike Revival in Scotland.
For advice on cycling through the coronavirus pandemic, see our Q&A.