Bike Week in June is Britain's biggest festival of cycling

Bike Week 2009

Bike Week is the UK’s biggest national cycling event with participants ranging from dedicated commuter cyclists to absolute beginners.

From 13th to 21st June, organised rides, challenges and many other bike-related activities take place throughout the UK.

Every year, there are more than 200 events in London alone, including everything from leisurely rides allowing you to get to know your borough, to the more challenging like time trials and races. Almost all events are free and all you need is a bike to take part.

Always events happening near you
Many of the LCC groups organise Bike Week events like last year’s Lambeth Black History ride, which covered 200 years of Afro-Caribbean history in Lambeth.

Another regular favourite is the Midsummer Madness Ride where cyclists ride through the night from Brick Lane to Primrose Hill from where they watch the sunrise on the day of the summer solstice.

Keep checking the LCC website What's On section (see the link on the right) to check out this year’s Bike Week events organised by LCC groups.
Bike Week is a good chance to spot celebrities out and about supporting cycling.

Celebrity cyclists will be out in force
Vivienne Westwood said, "Cycling is so convenient. Because I never ride very fast, I don't need a change of clothes - if necessary I walk up the hills. Sometimes I carry high heel shoes with me in the basket if I'm going somewhere."

By signing up for a Bike Week event or organising your own, you get a free listing on the Bike Week website (see right), advice and assistance with marketing, and free liability insurance for your event - not tot mention free merchandise, including stickers, spoke reflectors and more.

So why not organise an event near you, and sign up today?

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