Bike Week, delivered by Cycling UK, is an annual celebration to showcase cycling. Thousands of people all over the UK host and participate in rides or go out on their own to enjoy the simple pleasure of riding a bike.
Bike Week 2020 will be from Saturday 6 to Sunday 14 June!
It’s your opportunity to discover the amazing benefits of cycling - from feeling fitter to the simple thrills of riding.
If you already cycle, why not make it your week to help someone to give cycling a go.
Challenge yourself by swapping your usual mode of transport for a bicycle.
Whether you're nipping round to a friend's house, cycling to work or school, enjoying a leisurely ride with the family or tackling a cycling challenge, take part in the biggest week of cycling in the UK.
Cycling is incredible; it will help improve so many aspects of your life.
It will greatly improve your physical and mental health as cycling is excellent exercise.
It may save you money if you switch to making journeys by bike instead of by car. And by investing in cycling schemes it benefits the overall economy as the excellent benefit-to-cost ratio means it saves more money than it costs.
Environmentally, it helps address problems like air quality and pollution.
It helps you meet the recommended physical activity guidelines, improves your wellbeing, and reduces the risk of premature death and ill-health. It can also fit into your daily routine better than many other forms of exercise because it doubles up as transport.
Cycling to work can mean you have a 45% lower risk of developing cancer, and a 46% lower risk of cardiovascular disease
If you cycle regularly in adulthood, you will enjoy a level of fitness equivalent to someone 10 years younger
If all cycle journeys increased from the current level of 2% to 25% by 2050, the collective benefit would be £248bn
Check out Cycling UK’s statistics and facts about the many proven benefits of cycling.