The Big Bike Revival

The Big Bike Revival is all about helping everyone and anyone to begin or return to cycling through a programme of FREE activities and services, delivered by local community organisations
Aiming to make cycling accessible to everyone

Cycling UK has been supporting cycling since 1878 and our development team are experts in engaging communities and encouraging more people to start cycling.

The Big Bike Revival has a vision to make cycling accessible to everyone. Our mission is to deliver free events that enable people to start cycling through fixing bikes, teaching skills and leading rides.

The programme is funded by Department for Transport and supported by local authorities. Together we address a clear set of aims and objectives:

The Big Bike Revival takes place across England and offers a programme of events delivered locally by community groups and organisations that are FREE for all.

Through fun, social and inclusive activities we’ll help make cycling become a normal transport option and inspire people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to discover the joys of cycling.

When I first went out I was scared because it had been a long time since I had done it. I was knackered when I got to the end of the ride but I keep going out and now I am noticing I am going further and getting fitter
Eric Daye, Big Bike Revival beneficiary
Based on behaviour change theory

The Big Bike Revival is guided by the COM-B model of behaviour change. COM-B is a comprehensive theory of three interactive behavioural elements: capability, opportunity and motivation.

Big Bike Revival events provide solutions that enable behaviour to change enable behaviour to change and cycling levels to increase.

The Big Bike Revival is awesome!

Helping people cycle

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.

I used to commute every day but I never used my bike for fun, but lockdown transformed the way I saw cycling. I was getting up at 6 or 7am and going for a ride. It was so quiet and peaceful and the English scenery was fantastic, too
Maggie Mitchell, Big Bike Revival beneficiary

Now that the country is recovering from the pandemic the Big Bike Revival is back and ready to help even more people get back on their bikes.

Find your nearest delivery partner, contact them to ask about local events

Delivery partners will appear on the map below as they are confirmed, so to keep checking back for updates to find your local partner.