Bike Week UK kicks off today

Hundreds of events planned across the country

The UK’s biggest mass-participation cycling event starts today, hoping to kick off a national summer of cycling for over half a million people.

Bike Week 2017, which runs from 10–18 June, aims to add another 500,000 people to the five million who already cycle three times or more a week.

From family friendly traffic-free rides, to bike breakfasts, and even naked bike rides, Bike Week brings together hundreds of events across the UK to help make cycling more accessible and attractive to the many people who might just need a gentle nudge back into the saddle this summer.

Whether it’s for a leisurely ride with family and friends, a chance to escape the daily grind and explore the countryside, or simply to avoid the traffic jams getting to work or on the school run, Bike Week is providing a range of events across the county suitable for cyclists of all ages and levels of experience.

With cycling becoming more popular than ever, increasing numbers of people are taking up cycling as an easy and efficient way to travel. According to the National Travel Survey, over five million people cycle three or more times a week

Cycling UK’s chief executive, Paul Tuohy said:

“Bike Week is the UK’s excuse for a party on a bike, and that’s why our theme this year is ‘Fun & Freedom’. Cycling UK wants to help millions more people to rediscover — or find out for the first time — just how much fun you can have cycling. So whether you’re out with friends, are planning a family get together, or like getting away from the daily grind, join the half a million people taking part in Bike Week from 10–18 June!”

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