Bike week starts today! For anyone that doesn’t know, bike week is the UK’s largest mass participation cycling event with almost half a million people getting involved in events across the country. Events include cycle rides for everyone from beginners to experts, reduced cost bike hire projects, bike clinics and Forster Deans very own ‘Recycle your Cycle’ project, to name a few.
Its very easy to get involved by visiting the Bike Week official website at http://www.bikeweek.org.uk/, clicking on the ‘events search’ on the left hand side and entering your post code which will bring up all of the events within your area. Alternatively, you could register your own event just like we have with 'Recycle your Cycle'!
'Recycle your Cycle' is a project in partnership with the charity Cycling Projects which is based in Warrington. Staff at 11 local offices of Forster Dean are asking members of the public to bring damaged or unwanted bikes in and the bikes will then be collected by Cycling Projects staff, mended and serviced by Cytech qualified mechanics before being sold at competitive prices to raise much needed funds for Cycling Projects.
The aim of Bike Week is to promote every day cycling for everyone and to get more people cycling more often. Bike Week wants to give everyone, young, and old, beginners to experts, the chance to discover all the benefits of cycling such as better health, helping the environment and saving money on fuel.
Bike Week was started by the UKs national cyclists organization, CTC, in 1923 but really came to the attention of the public in 1975 when Friends of the Earth and the British Cycling Bureau organization organized a National Bike Week. Bike Week has since gone from strength to strength.
Nearly everyone has cycled at some point in their life, but so many lose the habit. Bike Week is the opportunity for people to get back on the saddle, for commuting, recreation or just for the sheer joy of it! Why not use Bike Week as the kick start you need to get into the fresh air and enjoy the wonderful hobby that is cycling!
If you or a member of your family has been involved in a cycling accident or any other type of accident which has resulted in you sustaining injury and would like a free and confidential discussion with one of our specialised Solicitors, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0800 389 1978 or visit our website at www.forsterdean.co.uk. You can also follow us on Twitter (@ForsterDeanLtd) and find Forster Dean Solicitors on Facebook
Published 16th June 2012