Get involved with the Big Bike Revival's Celebration Rides this October

Get involved with the Big Bike Revival's Celebration Rides this October

Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival, a national campaign in Scotland and England designed to encourage thousands of people to cycle for everyday journeys, is supporting a programme of led cycle rides this October as part of celebrating the Big Bike Revival project.

Over six weeks in May and June the Big Bike Revival partnered with hundreds of community groups and bike recycling centres to run over 1,000 cycle-themed events in Scotland and England. Supported with small grants funding of up to £1,000, community groups put on cycling activities that aimed to re-ignite people’s love of cycling and encourage everyday cycle trips.

The success of the Big Bike Revival has brought enthusiasm for more cycling events and activities, with over a hundred groups keen to offer a programme of led rides this October. The autumnal Big Bike Revival led rides are a great opportunity to get out on a bike and to celebrate an end to a packed summer of cycling. The rides will showcase low-traffic routes, are led by trained ride leaders and will give people the opportunity to see their community from a bike’s view. There are around two hundred rides currently listed on the Cycling UK website, with more to come. 

Shona Morris, Big Bike Revival project manager in Scotland said:

“It’s been a wonderful spring and summer of cycling with the Big Bike Revival, and we are delighted to celebrate the successes of the project with led cycle rides across Scotland in October. There are a wide range of autumnal rides and activities on offer, from family-friendly jaunts of five miles, to e-bike taster days, to challenging routes with hills and distance.

There are a wide range of autumnal rides and activities on offer, from family-friendly jaunts of five miles, to e-bike taster days, to challenging routes with hills and distance.

Shona Morris, Cycling UK BBR Project Manager in Scotland

“Groups in local communities across the country are keen to welcome newcomers, so I recommend you check out the rides list on the Cycling UK website to see what’s coming up over the next few weeks and get out for a cycle. We hope there is something for every kind of cyclist with the Big Bike Revival’s led ride programme.”

Susan Keywood, Big Bike Revival project manager in England said: 

"Summer might be gone but autumn is a glorious time for a social bike ride, with October offering up the full spectrum of autumnal colours with warm cosy fires to enjoy after a bike ride in the crisp air. We hope the Big Bike Revival's led rides introduce some new and returning cyclists to the joy of cycling this season. The month-long led ride programme even features some Halloween-themed rides!

"We're delighted to see Cycling UK member groups get involved with the Big Bike Revival's led rides, as well as community cycle clubs across England and Scotland and groups that participated in BBR earlier in the summer. It's great to see so much support out there to help encourage new riders out to explore their local area by bike."

To see more Big Bike Revival led rides across Scotland and England, visit www.cyclinguk.org/uk-cycling-events. You can filter the rides with "Big Bike Revival" to search for what's near you. 

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