Cycling UK comments on Bike Week as 2018 dates announced

With hundreds of successful events held throughout the second week of June this summer, Cycling UK has announced the dates for next year’s Bike Week as 9 – 17 June 2018.

According to Cycling UK, over 100,000 people took part in the 2017 event, which catered for all forms of cycling from family friendly traffic-free rides to off-road challenges.

Cycling UK chief executive Paul Tuohy said: “Once again, Cycling UK has proven that Britain has taken cycling to heart. With bike breakfasts, people pedalling through our beautiful urban parks, others’ seeking scenic countryside rides, and even some braving a naked bike ride or two, it’s clear that cycling unlocks fun, freedom and friendships.

Becoming more popular than ever, increasing numbers of people are taking up cycling as an easy and efficient way to travel as well. Based on official figures from the National Travel Survey, Cycling UK estimates that more than five million people cycle three or more times a week.”

He continued: “There is no other form of leisure activity that is as equally useful as a form of transport as it is a form of fitness and fun. Let’s not leave leisure languishing in our evenings and weekends – it should be a part of our everyday lives. If you haven’t already, just add cycling to your commute or school trip and you will be shrinking the boredom found in traffic jams for everyone!”

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