Held in June each year, Bike Week is an event which seeks to raise awareness of the benefits of cycling and aims to get people on their bikes.
According to its organisers Cycling UK, Bike Week is ‘an annual opportunity to promote cycling and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life’ —-
This year, due to the unforeseen circumstances, Bike Week will still take place between the 6th – 14th June, but will focus most of its efforts online.
How is Bike Week celebrated?
In towns and cities across the country, Bike Week offers the chance for people to come out and get riding, with community groups, cycling charities and local authorities combining to run fun events based on cycling.
Social media is also utilised to raise awareness, with the campaign #7daysofcycling being used this year to encourage people to get out and about on their bikes every day during Bike Week.
Last year, 5,000 people took part in Bike Week.
What are the benefits of cycling?
Some of the many benefits of cycling include:
- Improved cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength.
- More likelihood of boosting immunity from certain diseases.
- Better mental wellbeing.
- Decreased carbon footprint.
- Less noise pollution.
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