Join Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival this July

 

Maybe we’re a bit biased but there aren’t many things in life better than riding a bike and with all the sunshine we’ve been having lately, it’s a great time to dust off those handlebars and rediscover the joy of summer days spent in the saddle.

Now in its fourth year, Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival is aimed at inspiring the 42% of people who own bikes, but who don’t cycle, to start riding.

From free cycle checks and servicing to bike maintenance workshops, skills training and accompanied rides, events are taking place across the country including West Yorkshire.

Here’s a round-up of just some of the events to whet your appetite.

Bradford Capital of Cycling Festival (16 – 22 July)Join Bradford Capital of Cycling or one of the fantastic cycling organisations across the district for a week of two wheel fun. Highlights include a talk from around-the-world adventurers, Laura and Tim Moss, and a pedal powered cinema. There’s something for everyone with bike rides, cycle skills training, maintenance sessions and family activities taking place throughout the festival.Check out the full programme.

Monday 16 and 23 July, 4pm-8pm - Drop in DIY bike repair workshop with Pedallers’ Arms and Leeds Bike Mill.

Thursday 12, 19 and 26 July, 4pm-8pm - Drop in DIY bike repair workshop with Pedallers’ Arms and Leeds Bike Mill.

Thursday 12 July, 6pm-9pm - Girls Gotta Ride Cycling Club - West Yorkshire Cycling Link-up at Bradford.

Saturday 14 July, from noon – bike maintenance and more at Scholemoor Beacon at the Great Horton Community Festival at Bradford.

Tuesday 17 July, 2pm-6pm - Family Mechanics 'Fix and Share’ at Bradford Bikery.

Thursday 19 July, 5pm-8pm - Girls Gotta Ride Cycling Club - Big Cycle Newsletter Drop at Bradford.

Saturday 21 July, 10am-3pm – Sale Day Extravaganza at Leeds Bike Mill.

Friday 27 July, from 11am - Get Cycling in Dewsbury at Dewsbury Country Park.

*** Every day in July *** Free long-term bike hire from Happy Days Cycles, Sowerby Bridge.

Search for events in your area on the Cycling UK website.