Bike Week Cycling to Work
Bike Week Cycling to Work

Bike Week 100

Cycle for the century. 5-11 June 2023 is the 100th annual Bike Week, marking a century of celebrating everyday cycling for everyone.
Get involved with Bike Week 100

Bike Week 100 is all about workplace cycling, and we want to encourage as many workplaces as possible to support their staff to ride during the week, it can be anything from organising an event ride to simply encouraging staff to choose the bike instead of the car.

  • This year, the UK's largest cycling awareness week is celebrating the power of active travel for businesses and us all.
  • We're offering free event insurance and promotional materials for workplace cycling events
  • We’re setting a series of challenges as part of the Bike Week 100 celebrations, highlighting the benefits more cycling can bring to our health, our finances, our communities and the natural world. 

So, this Bike Week, from 5-11 June, let’s make it count. It’s the perfect chance to get active travel on the agenda in an engaging, tangible way.

What you can do this Bike Week
  • Organise a ride with your workplace – if you would like to put on an event ride, we have the information and materials to make it a success
  • Take on a Bike Week 100 challenge –  with options available for new, returning and experienced riders, there's a challenge for everyone. 
  • Organise a cyclists' event – put on a cyclists' breakfast to encourage commuters to switch the car for the saddle.

 Don’t forget to share your photos with us using the hashtag #BikeWeek100

What you can do this Bike Week
  • Organise a ride with your workplace – if you would like to put on an event ride, we have the information and materials to make it a success
  • Take on a Bike Week 100 challenge –  with options available for new, returning and experienced riders, there's a challenge for everyone. 
  • Organise a cyclists' event – put on a cyclists' breakfast to encourage commuters to switch the car for the saddle.

 Don’t forget to share your photos with us using the hashtag #BikeWeek100



Better workplaces by bike

Organisations have a huge role to play in decarbonising our economy and ensuring our net zero targets are met. And, while transport remains the largest single source of emissions in the UK, an important part of this comes down to looking at how we get around. Whether its commuting or any other business journey, active travel can make a significant contribution to reducing emissions. But the benefits aren't just for the environment. We know that cycling improves health and saves money for individuals - and it makes business sense too.  Staff who cycle are shown to be happier, more productive, taking a fewer sick days and staying longer in their roles. 

Now is the time to encourage colleagues to embrace active travel, and Bike Week is the perfect opportunity.  

 

The facts
  1. Transport is the UK’s most emitting sector, making up 24% of emissions in 2020
  2. Commuting accounts for 98% of an individual’s work-related carbon footprint
  3. 45.1% of UK commuters travel to work by car, and only 2% do so by bike
  4. As many as three million commuters travel as little as two kilometres to work, making an uptick in active commuting one of the most actionable ways to drive down corporate emissions
  5. On top of the environmental benefits, evidence indicates that an active workforce is a happier, healthier and more productive one