International Bike Week
Bike Week is an annual opportunity to promote cycling, and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life by encouraging ‘everyday cycling for everyone’. Demonstrating the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, the week aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK, whether this be for fun, as a means of getting around to work or school, the local shops or just to visit friends. The 2016 event will take place 11-19th June but events still take place through September and beyond!
This year’s Bike Week has a special focus and will encourage people to use their bikes to cycle to work. Many people will use the events to ride and take part in ‘buddy’ rides with colleagues, scope out the easiest route to their place of work or take part in work place challenges.
Bike Week was started by the Cyclists’ Touring Club in 1923.
Thousands upon thousands of people take part in Bike Week and it continues to grow in size and stature each year. In 2015 half a million cyclists participated in over 1,000 events staged around the country, and most of them were bathed in sunshine (apart from the night rides).
Bike Week wants to give everyone, young, and old, beginners to experts, the chance to discover all the benefits from cycling and use the bike to get from A to B.
The Cycling UK website has information about local cycling facilities. If you visit your local authority website too you should also be able to find information regarding facilities near where you live, or contact details for the cycling/sustainable transport officer who will be able to help.
Here at Fuller’s Hill Cottages, we have brilliant bicycles that our guests can use free of charge during their stay with us. We can also advise on local routes and places to rest along the way.
Please get in touch for further information.