Big Bike Revival in England

Cycling UK continues to support the UK to cycle
This remains true during this difficult period with the ongoing threat of coronavirus Covid-19

Big Bike Revival in England

Big Bike Revival in England is now in its sixth year helping people to ride more and learn about loving their bike
The Big Bike Revival 2020 in England aims to help key workers to begin or return to cycling for everyday activities with a programme of free events and services that fix bikes and offer free or loan equipment. By delivering these free events and services, we want to support our key workers through these difficult times.

Big Bike Revival for Key Workers

Please note, applications to deliver the Big Bike Revival for Key Workers have now closed, however if you are a keyworker in need of help with getting your bike on the road or getting access to a bike our delivery partners can still help you. Please contact the centre closest to you for more information

Coronavirus update 

As the national cycling charity, Cycling UK continues to support people to cycle. This remains true during this difficult period with the ongoing threat of coronavirus. 

We take the safety and welfare of our staff, volunteers, participants at our events, beneficiaries of our programmes and the general public extremely seriously.

Sadly we have taken the decision to cancel all group rides. This means we have unfortunately had to postpone our usual Big Bike Revival events.

We are closely monitoring the advice from the Government and the NHS and it remains our intention to deliver our usual BBR events in autumn and winter where public health advice allows. To bridge the gap, we are establishing an alternative programme of events to support key workers and their families which can be be delivered by our specialist partners. We will update everyone as the situation develops. 

Cycling remains a great way to keep fit and active and is a good way to boost immunity but we are advising cyclists to avoid riding in groups and urge them to undertake solo rides only for the foreseeable future.

Of course, we will continue to follow the latest advice and post updates on the website. We appreciate your understanding in this difficult period.  

Big Bike Revival for Key Workers 2020

With restrictions in place to prevent the further spread of coronavirus, Cycling UK has postponed all group activities including a number of Big Bike Revival events. However, while fully observing social distancing, it is still possible to offer a range of alternative activities, aimed particularly at supporting key workers to be able to remain cycling during the lockdown. Many centres are taking part, take a look a our map to find out more. These events will be held around the country during the summer months of 2020 and will include: 

  • Free bike services and checks for key workers.
  • Pop-up Dr Bike Sessions at hospitals and supermarkets.
  • Free equipment such as locks and helmets for key workers.
  • Community assistance from local bike organisations and Cycling Development Officers.
  • Online support for Big Bike Revival centres and Community Cycle Clubs.
  • Free bike loans to key workers through bike shops/recycle centres.
  • Supporting BBR centres to help key workers to keep their bikes safe and secure.

Find your nearest centre

Who can get a grant?

Grants will be provided to independent bike shops, recycle centres and bike mechanics to support this work and funding will still be available later in the year to run a range of core Big Bike Revival projects where the latest public health advice makes such events possible. 

Thanks to the continued support of the Department of Transport and its strong network of experienced local centres, Cycling UK believes its events programme can continue to support more people to benefit from cycling, particularly key workers who have recently started or resuming riding to work.  


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