Cycling UK prepares for national Bike week

National cycling charity, Cycling UK, has announced that it has prepared for the launch of Bike Week, which will take place from 30 May to 5 June and will focus on how cycling impacts wellbeing.

On Sunday 30 May, the World’s Biggest Bike Ride, supported by Evans Cycles, aims to get as many people as possible across the UK, cycling on one day. Everyone who signs up will receive a free region mapping bundle from Komoot.

Additionally, Cycling UK has also teamed up with Komoot to offer a collection of 21 family-friendly bike rides across the UK, which can be found here.

Throughout the week, people are invited to share their ride using the hashtag #7DaysOfCycling with the chance of winning a number of prizes, including a junior bike from Halfords, and £100 vouchers from cycle clothing firm Rapha.

Sarah Mitchell, Chief Executive of Cycling UK, said: “Over the past year we have really seen the importance of staying active and getting outside on our wellbeing, both physical and mental. We estimate that one in three people in the UK either owns or has access to a bike – that’s about 25 million people. This Bike Week we want to see as many of them as possible sharing the benefits and joy of cycling and showing the possibilities of a better world by bike.”

Chris Heaton-Harris, The Cycling Minister, said: “Cycling is a great way to boost both our physical and mental health, as well as improve air quality and cut congestion in our towns and cities. Bike Week celebrates all of this in a wonderful way, and I encourage as many people as possible to get involved.

“This Government will continue to invest to enable cycling and walking across the country. The £2 billion package of measures announced by the Prime Minister last year will help deliver our vision for half of all journeys in towns and cities to be walked or cycled by 2030,” he added.