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Bike Week 2005


‘Everyday cycling for health and fitness’ will be the main promotional theme of next year’s Bike Week, 11-19 June. More than 1,000 organisers are expected to run 1,500 local events, attracting at least 250,000 participants. Bike Week 2005 will include the popular Bike2Work promotion to local authorities, NHS trusts and other employers.

Promotional materials on offer to organisers who register will include stickers, balloons, posters, certificates and prize draw leaflets. An updated ‘Dr Bike’ free cycle checklist will also be available to help cycle campaigners get more unused bikes back on the roads. All registered events will be included in a searchable database at

Thanks to increased sponsorship from UK governments and the cycle industry’s Bike Hub fund, Bike Week HQ will again be providing £5M public liability insurance for event organisers who have no other cover. Bike Week national co-ordinator Nick Harvey commented:

‘Cycling event organisers, especially volunteers, welcome the peace of mind provided by our insurance. In 2005 we will also consider insuring events taking place from 11 April, such as skills training and bike safety checks, if they are intended to increase participation in Bike Week.’

All kinds of cycling events can be registered free as part of Bike Week, especially those for new, occasional or lapsed cyclists. Visit from February for more information, mail here or phone 01243 527444.

What is Bike Week?
Bike Week is the UK’s only nationwide annual promotion of all kinds of cycling events. In 2004, more than 90% of registered events were aimed at new or occasional cyclists. Bike Week 2005 and the Bike2Work promotion are organised for a steering group of 16 organisations who have a common interest in encouraging ‘more people to cycle more often’, they are:

Association for Commuter Transport
Association of Cycle Traders
Bicycle Association of Great Britain
British Schools Cycling Association
CTC – the UK’s national cyclists’ organisation
Cycle Campaign Network
Cycling Scotland
Cycling Time Trials
Forestry Commission
London Cycling Campaign
The National Byway
National TravelWise Association
Ordnance Survey
Transport 2000

The national charity partner for Bike Week 2005 is Leukaemia Research (Registered Charity No. 216032) who organise a series of ‘Bikeathon’ events during Bike Week.

Bike Week 2005 is co-funded by:
Department for Transport
Transport for London
Northern Ireland Department for Regional Development
Welsh Assembly Government
Scottish Executive
Bike Hub.



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