Hundreds of cycling events are taking place across the country this week, in support of an annual initiative to encourage people to rethink their everyday journeys.
Organised by Cycling UK, Bike Week 2019 (8-16 June) promotes cycling as a ‘fun, easy and accessible’ way to get about for shorter trips.
More than 300,000 people are expected to take to two wheels as part of the initiative – joining the UK’s five million regular cyclists.
As part of the week, hundreds of events are taking place, ranging from family friendly to naked cycle rides, cycle maintenance and bike breakfasts.
Cycling UK says the initiative provides accessible and fun opportunities for people to get back into the saddle for the summer.
Paul Tuohy, Cycling UK’s chief executive, said: “You don’t need fancy clothing or equipment to enjoy cycling – all you need is a bike.
“The benefits of cycling are well documented – it’s good for your wealth, your well-being and helps tackle congestion and air pollution. But most of all it’s fun!
“Maybe it’s been a while since you were last on a bike, well Bike Week is the perfect time to get back in the saddle. You might be surprised at just how much you enjoy it – and think about the savings you’ll make too.”
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