Find an event for you and your family this Bike Week

Bridie Barnett is smiling at the camera. She is wearing a white cycle helmet, a yellow jacket and yellow hi-vis vest. She is at a cycling event with loads of adults and kids with their bikes in the background.  Photo: Katie Noble
Bike Week events are taking place across the UK from 10-16 June and there are routes to try all over the UK
  • Bike Week events are taking place across the UK from 10-16 June and Cycling UK has put together details of routes all over the UK for people to try
  • For more details on how to get involved visit 

Cycling UK, the UK’s cycling charity, is gearing up for the launch of this year’s National Bike Week across the UK. The annual celebration which began in 1923, now enters its 101st year, and is running from 10-16 June. 

Bike Week is the UK’s biggest awareness-raising moment of the year for cycling and a chance to celebrate. It’s a time to remind people about all the positives that riding a bike can bring, both to our own health and wellbeing, the wider impact it has on our communities and the planet. This year, Cycling UK is celebrating cycling as a force for good by sharing events and information on how cycling enables us all to live happier, healthier, greener and better-connected lives. 

Whether people choose to ride on or off-road, are looking for an epic adventure or a family-friendly afternoon, Cycling UK has put together details of amazing routes all over the country for Bike Week participants to get involved with. From the Merseyside Polonia's Family Picnic ride to the Glamorous Gals and Dapper Chaps Ride there’s a route in every local area to suit every cycling ability. 

The charity is also encouraging people to take part in the ‘Be a Bike Hero’ campaign, inspiring people to do something great in their communities during Bike Week and share it on social media. ‘Be a Bike Hero’ could be anything from replacing a short car journey with a bike, inspiring friends to join to teaching kids – as long as it benefits people by saving money, being good for the planet or reducing stress levels.

James Scott, director of behaviour change and development at Cycling UK, said: 

“Bike Week is the perfect time to get inspired to cycle more, whether it’s commuting to work, popping to the shops, taking the kids to school, or exploring our beautiful countryside, we are excited to see what people chose to highlight.

“Thanks to our behaviour change programmes and charitable work, we know first-hand the positive impact that cycling has on the lives of people and the communities they live in. 101 years of Bike Week has helped millions of people see the benefits of cycling, and we eagerly encourage more people every year to have fun with it, get involved and keep up the habit!”

Here are some of the ways you can get involved and support us:

  • Let everyone know it’s #BikeWeekUK
  • Inspire others to take part by sharing your Bike Heroes online. Remember to use the hashtags #BikeWeekUK and #BikeHero.
  • Replace a short local journey you’d normally make by car
  • Take the kids out for a bike ride – perhaps even cycle to school
  • Encourage friends to join you on a ride
  • Join a Bike Week event in your local area – check for events close by
  • Find a Big Bike Revival partner delivering events near you and access FREE help to cycle locally
  • Inspire others, post a selfie, or pictures of your bike ride or journey on social media. Use the hashtags #BikeWeekUK and #BikeHero

Many people discovered or rediscovered cycling over the last few years, with some dusting off that old bike sitting in the shed, and it’s hoped that these people will join in. Through inspiring people to cycle in their local area, Cycling UK hopes Bike Week will encourage people to cycle more often. 

To organise an event or to register for an existing event in a local area, details can be found at

Notes to editors

  1. Cycling UK, the national cycling charity, inspires and helps people to cycle and keep cycling, whatever kind of cycling they do or would like to do. Over a century’s experience tells us that cycling is more than useful transport; it makes you feel good, gives you a sense of freedom and creates a better environment for everyone.  
  2. Bike Week, delivered by Cycling UK and supported in Scotland by Cycling Scotland, has been celebrating the benefits of cycling since 1923. See more at

Press contact information

For more information, contact the national Cycling UK Press Office on 01483 238 315, or email