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16 Oct 2023

Thousands more people will start cycling, or be given support to cycle more, thanks to a new £4 million funding boost for Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival programme.

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4 Oct 2023

Shop owners have called on the Home Secretary to specifically outlaw attacks on retail workers.

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2 Oct 2023

A new survey conducted to coincide with Cycle to School Week has revealed that more than a third of children are put off riding a bike because the roads are too busy. 28% said that...

2 Oct 2023

Simon Storey, of The Bicycle Bus has been presented with the Green Award at the BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Make a Difference Awards.

2 Oct 2023

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Big Bike Revival programme given £4 million funding boost.

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Thousands more people will start cycling, or be given support to cycle more, thanks to a new £4 million funding boost for Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival programme.

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Big Bike Revival provides funding for events designed to increase cycling skills and confidence in people who don’t cycle at all or who aren’t regular cyclists.

Events, which include ‘learn to fix’ and ‘learn to ride’ sessions as well as led rides, are delivered locally by community groups and not-for-profit organisations.

Active Travel England funds the programme, which is in its ninth year, and it will now continue until March 2025.

Cycling UK believes that the Big Bike Revival offers people the freedom to choose cycling as an affordable and sustainable form of transport, which is valuable in the continuing cost-of-living crisis. The programme has a track record in supporting people to make more journeys by bike.

Figures from 2022 show that over a third of those taking part in the programme switched to cycling for some or all the short journeys they previously travelled by car.

Sarah Mitchell, Cycling UK chief executive, said: “I’m delighted that we can now reach even more people than before through the Big Bike Revival.

“We know what an impact the programme has had from talking to some of the 700,000 people who have taken part over the past decade. Many of them have changed the way they travel after coming along to a Big Bike Revival event.

“We estimate that over 40 per cent of adults in England have access to a bike, but only one in six of them cycles more than once a week. So this significant new funding will enable us to spread the benefits of cycling to even more communities, improving health and wellbeing and saving people money in a cost-of-living crisis.”

 

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