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Diary UK Edit

June 2010

  • 19 - 27 Team Green Britain Bike Week

June 2009

  • 13 - 21 Bike Week

June 2007

  • 16 - 24 Bike Week 2007, ‘have fun, get fit, feel free!’

Bike Week is the UK’s annual ‘celebration of cycling and the only UK nationwide promotion of all kinds of cycling activities for cyclists of all abilities. It includes pre-Bike Week cycling skills training and 'Dr Bike' free cycle safety checks to help get ‘more people cycling more often’.

Bike Week 2007 Edit

In 2007 Bike Week is promoting cycling as the everyday sport. Many fun events will be aimed at novice or lapsed cyclists, including children and young families. Hundreds of Bike2Work rides are being organised by local authorities, NHS trusts, other employers and workplace bicycle user groups, helping to reduce the number of unnecessary daily car journeys by commuters.

Most Bike Week events are free to enter. Some will raise funds for charities, including Leukaemia Research. Organisers range from local authorities to cycling clubs, National Cycle Network volunteer rangers to campaigning groups.

History Edit

The first national Bike Week was held in 1923. In 2006 more than 1,700 events attracted 265,000 cyclists.

Organisation and funding Edit

Bike Week 2007 incorporating Bike2Work is co-ordinated and promoted for

  • Association for Commuter Transport
  • Association of Cycle Traders
  • Bicycle Association
  • British Cycling
  • British Schools Cycling Association
  • CTC - the UK’s national cyclists’ organisation
  • Cycle Campaign Network
  • Cycling England
  • Cycling Scotland
  • Cycling Time Trials
  • Forestry Commission
  • Living Streets
  • Local Authority Cycling Association
  • London Cycling Campaign
  • The National Byway
  • National TravelWise Association
  • Ordnance Survey
  • Sustrans
  • Welsh Walking & Cycling Forum.

Bike Week is funded by UK governments (England, London, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) and sponsored by the cycle industry’s Bike Hub.

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External links

  • Bike Week. Bike Week and Bike2Work registered events listed from March


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