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Bike Week 2021 has now finished!

Bike Week, delivered by Cycling UK, is an annual celebration to showcase cycling and how brilliant it is. Thousands of people all across the UK headed out to enjoy the simple pleasure of riding a bike. Let's make the world better because more people are cycling.

Bike Week has finished for 2021 thanks to all who took part

The theme of Bike Week 2021 was 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 we be launched with the World’s Biggest Bike Ride. We also encouraged people to take part in our virtual #7daysofcycling challeng and although it is over for this year be inspired by some exciting challenges and routes. 

The most important thing is to have fun on your bike this summer.

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The facts

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.
Inspiring the UK to cycle

Thousands of people took part in Bike Week this year and we've seen a huge increase in the number of people riding their bikes since the start of the pandemic. Have you re-discovered your bike?