Bike Week, delivered by Cycling UK, is an annual celebration to showcase cycling and how brilliant it is. Join thousands of people all across the UK and enjoy the simple pleasure of riding a bike. Let’s make the world better by bike.
The theme of Bike Week 2021 is health and wellbeing.
Cycling remains a great way to keep fit and active and is a good way to boost immunity, it’s also fantastic for your well-being. This year they will be launching with the World’s Biggest Bike Ride. You can also take part in their virtual #7daysofcycling challenge, giving you an amazing way to reunite with your friends and family in the outdoors. Be inspired by some exciting challenges and routes.
The most important thing is to take part, record your ride and have fun.
Cycling is incredible; it will help improve so many aspects of your life.
- 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.
Thousands of people took part in Bike Week last year and they have seen a huge increase in the number of people riding their bikes since the start of the pandemic. There is a chance to win one of these excellent prizes, all you need to do is log your ride on the Bike Week website.
To celebrate the first day of Bike Week and The World’s Biggest Bike Ride they are celebrating togetherness and connection. Take part in your own way, but virtually join thousands of others as they ride as part of the World’s Biggest Bike Ride
World Bicycle Day celebrates the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle and promotes it as a simple, sustainable, reliable, fun and affordable means of transportation.
In 2018 the United Nations declared 3 June as World Bicycle Day. World Bicycle Day is a chance for people around the globe to pay tribute to the bicycle and the many benefits it brings to society. Riding a bike can be a profession, a form of entertainment, a tool to freedom, an outlet of expression or quite simply the best way of getting from A to B.
Bikes are free to ride, brilliant for your physical and mental health, good for the environment and the economy, and are a stress-free way to get where you’re going.
Whether you’re a pro cyclist, a regular rider to work, school or the shops, or just enjoy a social pedal on the weekend, we can all agree that the bike should be celebrated!
No matter where you live, you can celebrate the freedom of movement and ride on World Bicycle Day. Here’s how you can get involved…
World Bicycle Day is a chance for people around the globe to celebrate the many forms of bike riding. At Bicycle Network their aim is to get as many Australian’s as possible to sit in the saddle and spin the wheels. So please join in, it doesn’t matter how far you pedal on the day – #justride.
To help get you pedalling this year on World Bicycle Day, they are giving away 5 x $100 Kathmandu vouchers. Simply share a photo of Thursday 3 June 2021 tagging @Bicycle_Network on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and use the hashtags #WorldBicycleDay and #JustRide to be in the running.
Need some inspiration?
Check out last year’s winning #JustRide photos from World Bicycle Day 2020.
What has four wheels, eight legs and will be attempting to set a Guinness World Record? Monash University’s quadricycle!
To help spread the joy and fun of bike riding, a team of four riders will be aiming to set fastest time for 10km ridden on a quadricycle. Led by ABC Radio Melbourne Breakfast host and comedian Sammy J, the team will be trying to beat the existing record of 44 minutes 21.91 seconds set in the UK in 2015.
They’ll be pedalling around Hawthorn Velodrome, which will take around 30–34 laps to complete 10kms. An official timekeeper will be on hand to officiate the record attempt.
The record attempt was scheduled for World Bicycle Day on Thursday 3 June, however has been postponed due to the Victoria coronavirus lockdown. A new time and date will be confirmed when possible.
ABC Radio Melbourne will be giving updates on the world record attempt as it happens. You will also be able to track the ride on ABC Melbourne and Bicycle Network social media pages.