Read inspiring Big Bike Revival stories from Scotland

The Big Bike Revival helps bring bikes back into use in Edinburgh

Read inspiring Big Bike Revival stories from Scotland

In 2016, the Big Bike Revival worked with 81 community groups and over 7,000 people across Scotland to encourage more everyday cycling. We've captured some of these events and activities with a compendium of case studies, bringing together in one handy document the stories of groups and individuals from across Scotland.

Thanks to funding from Transport Scotland, the Big Bike Revival took place across Scotland in autumn 2016, offering a wide range of events and activities to encourage people to revive their bikes and cycle more for everyday journeys. We partnered with 81 community groups and organisations, running events that included led rides, puncture repair workshops, basic bike maintenance classes, cycle health checks, cycle skills sessions and route planning.

This case studies document provides a snapshot of the groups across the nation that helped to get more people riding their bikes and tells their Big Bike Revival stories. It was important for Cycling UK to partner with organisations that were not cycling focused in order to encourage non-riders and occasional cyclists, so we worked with organisations like youth groups, community development trusts, environmental charities, university groups, BME organisations, disability charities and grassroots voluntary groups.

Through the Big Bike Revival we also worked with cycling-related groups such as bike recycling centres, active travel hubs, cycling clubs and local bike shops, helping them to reach new audiences and more people in their communities. There are also stories from individuals who began cycling again thanks to the Big Bike Revival and its partners.

We hope that the case studies contained in this document give you a flavour of the Big Bike Revival in autumn 2016, and that you feel inspired to get on your bike, too!

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