Get involved with the UK’s biggest cycling event this June
Team Green Britain Bike Week is the UK’s biggest mass participation cycling event, with thousands of individual events taking place nationwide. From huge public bike rides and cycling festivals to community bike breakfasts and Dr Bike stands where you can get your bike fixed for free – there is a local Team Green Britain Bike Week event to suit you.
Whether you need a little more encouragement to jump on your bike this summer or if you want to inspire friends, find an event in your area on www.bikeweek.org.uk. Team Green Britain Bike Week is for everyone – from families and people who have never cycled before – as well as those who need an incentive to cycle to work, and of course seasoned cyclists. If you need any more persuading, recent studies show that people who commute to work on a bicycle are the happiest workers and that cycling for at least 30 minutes a day gives people a level of fitness equivalent to being 10 years younger.
This year Team Green Britain Bike Week is hosting ‘Britain’s Biggest Bike Fix’ - an ambitious attempt to fix as many bikes as possible during one week, to get bikes (and the UK) fit for the summer. There will be ‘Dr Bikes’ at most events on hand to either fix up your bike there and then or point out more major repairs which can be carried out at your local bike shop.
Victoria Pendleton, World and Olympic champion cyclist supporting Team Green Britain Bike Week says: “I would encourage everyone to get involved with Team Green Britain Bike Week. Choosing to cycle to the shops, school or for leisure instead of taking the car can help you get fit, save money on fuel, and reduce your carbon footprint all at the same time. If everyone were to swap one car journey a day for a bike trip, think of the collective benefit – to our planet, our pockets and our health!”
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