Everything's better by bike. That's why Sprockets Cycles is throwing its weight behind Bike Week from 6-12 June 2022, organised by Cycling UK

What is Bike Week 2022?

Bike Week 2022 is all about you and your local community, and inspiring as many people as possible to get out there and enjoy their community by bike - to dream big and imagine how your community could be improved if everyone in it used their bikes more. And help the planet in the process too of course. 

Lockdown Cycling

Droves of people took up cycling or rediscovered it during lockdown, dusting off that old bike sitting in the shed to get out there again, or buying a new bike from Sprockets Cycles! Some will have continued to do so, for exercise, for commuting to work, cycling to the shops or even just to be able to see friends and family. Bikes are about giving you the freedom to choose how to travel and how to live your best and healthiest life.  So this Bike Week from 6-12 June is your chance to celebrate cycling and bring people together in the process!

What you can do for Bike Week

  • Organise a ride –  all you need to know about putting an event together is on the Cycling UK event page. Lots of information and materials to help make your event a success
  • Encourage your Workplace to get behind Bike Week – get some tips on the Cycling UK Workplaces page.
  • Celebrate cycling – Share your photos of your adventures on social media using the Bike Week hashtag: #BikeWeekUK 
  • Donate - UK Cycling is also raising money to help transform cycling in your local area. It has already achieved so much across the UK – a safer Highway Code, increases in active travel funding, holding councils to account for removing cycling infrastructure, alongside more projects to enable everyone to be able to access cycling. As always there is still more to be done as it wants to ensure wherever you live, it’s better by bike. 

Cycling Facts

  • Cycling to work can mean you have a 45% lower risk of developing cancer, and a 46% lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • A switch of one journey per day reduces a person’s carbon footprint by approximately 0.5 tonnes over a year.
  • If all UK cycle journeys increased from the current level of 2% to 25% by 2050, the collective benefit would be £248bn.