Bike Week 2020 - 6 to 14 June

Bike Week 2020
Bike Week 2020

Bike Week 2020 - 6 to 14 June

Bike Week, delivered by Cycling UK, is an annual celebration to showcase cycling. Riding a bike can easily be a part of everyday life and Bike Week is here to inspire you to give cycling a try.
Bike Week 2020 will be from Saturday 6 to Sunday 14 June!

Bike Week is a great opportunity for you to discover the many benefits of cycling, from improved health to the simple enjoyment of riding.

Our aim is to get many more people across the UK to give cycling a try. If you already cycle why not help us by encouraging people to get out on their bikes during Bike Week?

Whether you're nipping round to a friend's house, cycling to work or school, enjoying a leisurely ride with the family or tackling a cycling challenge, take part in the biggest week of cycling in the UK.

Cycling has many benefits and is enjoyed in many ways; Bike Week has inspired thousands of people to change their lives through cycling.

 

Bike Week 2019
In June 2019 Bike Week made a difference to thousands of people.

Over 300 registered Bike Week events were held, supporting over 25,000 people to enjoy cycling.

48% of these events were aimed at beginners.

35% specifically aimed as female friendly or women only events.

12% of the events were aimed at people with disabilities.

It’s not too early to start planning your event for 2020! You can find out more about how to organise an event and what’s happening near you on our events pages.

Be part of the UK’s awareness-raising week for cycling by:
  • Taking part in an event or activity near you
  • Organising a bike ride for colleagues
  • Taking your kids to school by bike
  • Sharing your cycling experiences online
Why cycling is the solution
The facts

Cycling is incredible; it will help improve so many aspects of your life.

It will greatly improve your physical and mental health as cycling is excellent exercise.

It may save you money if you switch to making journeys by bike instead of by car. And by investing in cycling schemes it benefits the overall economy as the excellent benefit-to-cost ratio means it saves more money than it costs.

Environmentally, it helps address problems like air quality and pollution.

It helps you meet the recommended physical activity guidelines, improves your wellbeing, and reduces the risk of premature death and ill-health. It can also fit into your daily routine better than many other forms of exercise because it doubles up as transport.

Check out Cycling UK’s statistics and facts about the many proven benefits of cycling.

Cycling has many benefits:
  • Cycling to work can mean you have a 45% lower risk of developing cancer, and a 46% lower risk of cardiovascular disease
  • If you cycle regularly in adulthood, you will enjoy a level of fitness equivalent to someone 10 years younger
  • If all cycle journeys increased from the current level of 2% to 25% by 2050, the collective benefit would be £248bn
Why life is better by bike
Cycling is fun

Each year, Bike Week shines a light on lots of different, enjoyable experiences people have while cycling.

As well as being an exciting leisure activity, using your bike to get around is a great form of transport and makes travelling from A to B much more fun.

We spoke to Josie Dew, Rob Ainsley, Roland Seber and Dan Joyce, who explained what makes their everyday journeys enjoyable by bike.

Around 4% of commuting trips are cycled each year, compared to 55% by car/van. Commutes can be made quicker and easier when done by bike.

Transport cycling is great for:
  • The school run
  • Shopping
  • Commuting
  • Business trips