Hundreds of events are taking place across the UK this week to mark Bike Week – organised to highlight the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling.
Bike Week (9-17 June), delivered by Cycling UK, is an annual opportunity to show how ‘cycling can easily be part of everyday life’.
Celebrating its 95th anniversary in 2018 – organisers expect more than half a million people will join in events over the course of this week.
Events are taking place up and down the country, ranging from organised rides to bike repairing sessions.
One of the highlights of the week will be a three-day festival taking place in the City of London to celebrate 200 years of cycling in the Capital.
The City of Cycling Festival (13-15 June) includes events and exhibits displaying the best of London’s cycling culture, as well as guided rides between three sites in the City of London covering the past, present and future of cycling.
The theme for Bike Week 2018 is #7daysofcycling, which encourages people to ride their bike – whether that be to work, to the shops or for fun – seven times during the month of June.
Cycling UK is asking participants to share photos and videos of their rides on Instagram and Twitter, using the hashtag #7daysofcycling.
As part of Bike Week, Cycling UK has today published ‘10 reasons cycling is good for you’ – a list which includes cutting the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.