What is International Bike Week?
This year Bike Week is all about you and your local community, we want to encourage as many people as possible to get out there and enjoy their community by bike. We want you to dream big and imagine how your community could be improved if everyone in it used their bikes more, together we can make a better world by bike.
These last few years have seen a lot of change, many people took up cycling or rediscovered it, dusting off that old bike sitting in the shed to get out there again. Some for exercise, some for commuting to work, to go to the shops or even just to be able to see friends and family. The bike can give everyone freedom, freedom to choose how to travel and how to live their lives better and healthier.
So this Bike Week from 6-12 June lets really celebrate cycling, it’s our chance to all come together and tell the UK that cycling is the answer, the answer to many questions – how can I help myself, my community, my county and my planet.
What you can do this Bike Week
Organise a ride – if you would like to put on an event then there is all you need to know on our Register an event page and lots of information and materials to help
Encourage your Workplace to take part in Bike Week – all you need to know is on our Workplaces page
Try something new – check out our Inspiration page, full of ideas and routes to explore this bike week
Celebrate cycling – With the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee just before Bike Week, why not keep the celebrations going, take your street party to some new streets by bike and don’t forget to share your photos with us using the Bike Week hashtag: #BikeWeekUK
Donate – This year we’ll be raising money to help transform cycling in your local area. Together, we have already achieved so much across the UK – a safer Highway Code, increases in active travel funding, holding councils to account for removing cycling infrastructure, alongside more projects to enable everyone to be able to access cycling. As always there is still more to be done and we want to ensure wherever you live, it’s better by bike.