Inspiration & Routes

Be inspired by some of the amazing events happening in Bike Week. There are so many ways you can enjoy your bike – from setting personal goals to cycling new routes. If you’d like inspiration for cycling routes, cycling to work tips, day trips with the family we have it covered.
Where will Bike Week take you?

Can you cycle for seven days? Make it your Bike Week challenge, don’t forget to tag #7daysofcycling #BikeWeekUK to share your pictures.

If you log your ride too, there is a chance of winning some knockout prizes.

We are looking forward to seeing how you celebrate Bike Week. Let's make the world better by bike. 

Get inspired for family fun

Family cycling trips are a great way to take part in Bike Week.

There are lots of ways you can have fun together on your bike, from treasure hunts to picnics.

This year we’ve also developed a family fun pack for children and a competition where they could win a cycling jersey designed by themselves. 

Commuting during Bike Week

Cycling to work counts as one of your seven days of cycling for Bike Week.

This year we are running cycling to work courses for beginners where you can learn everything from basic maintenance to route planning, will your workplace get involved?

Or if you’re just looking for some top tips on cycling to work check out our page for cycling commuters.

Routes to try during Bike Week

Whether you're riding on or off-road, looking for an epic adventure or family-friendly afternoon, we have amazing routes all over the country for you to try during Bike Week. 

With hundreds of different routes covering all of the UK, there really is something for everyone, including:

  • Cathedrals Cycle Route challenge
  • Kind Alfred's Way
  • The brand new Maritime Heritage Trail
  • The award wining Great North Trail

All of our routes have a easy to follow descriptions and a .gpx file for navigation. 

Take on a challenge

Test yourself this Bike Week and take on some of our challenges. We want to encourage you to push yourself and try something new, or maybe just use it as inspiration to remind you or others about the different ways cycling can be fun.

The challenges are catagorised, so you can find something to test you regardless of your cycling experience or the type of riding you do. Of course, feel free to make up your own too!

Share your progress and join the conversation on social media using #BikeWeekUK and #7DaysofCycling.

#7DaysofCycling

Make cycling your daily exercise during Bike Week (30 May - 5 June). Can you get on your bike for seven days in a row?

The theme of Bike Week 2021 is health and wellbeing, with each of the seven days having a different focus:

  • Sunday 30 May: Well connected: celebrate togetherness
  • Monday 31 May: Well up for it: go on an adventure somewhere new
  • Tuesday 1 June: Well skilled: Learn something new on two wheels
  • Wednesday 2 June: Well fit: Feel the exercise benefits of cycling
  • Thursday 3 June: Well grounded: Connect with the outdoors and clear some head space
  • Friday 4 June: Well happy: Riding a bike is a joyful experience
  • Saturday 5 June: Well for life: DIscover why cycling is a great activity for young and old

You don’t have to complete all seven days – just as many as you can! Share your rides with us on social media using #7DaysofCycling and during Bike Week, log your rides on this website to be in with a chance of winning prizes.