Wednesday, January 10th 2018 at 9:00AM GMT
More than 21,000 people are now doing more exercise, and more than 6,000 have become regular cyclists after the success of Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival in 2017.
New figures released by the national cycling charity reveal that 52,431 people attended almost 1,500 free events across the country over six weeks in May and June.
The award-winning project, funded by the Department for Transport, has been running since 2015 and supports cycling groups at a local level holding public events to break down the barriers to cycling many people face.
The Big Bike Revival aims to help the vast numbers of people in the UK who have access to a bike, but due to a lack of money or mechanical knowledge, have put it away for the foreseeable future. Big Bike Revival events also boost people’s confidence on two wheels, showing them a viable, healthy, and more cost-effective form of transport.