Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival has won a prestigious award after inspiring thousands of people across England to improve their health and wellbeing by getting back on their bikes.
The nationwide project scooped first prize in the Behaviour Change Campaign of the Year category at the Cycle Planning Awards 2016 in London.
The Big Bike Revival has helped people get their unused bikes back into working order with free bike checks, cycle servicing, maintenance workshops and training, as well as other measures such as led rides and cycle training – benefitting many deprived communities in the process.
Over two weeks during the summer of 2015, nearly 32,000 people attended over 1,600 events at 93 bike recycling centres up and down the country, with 24,000 bikes being revived.
These figures led to The Big Bike Revival being named Behaviour Change Campaign of the Year at the Cycle Planning Awards 2016, held at Glaziers Hall, Southwark, last Friday (23 September).