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Bike week

Have fun, get fit and feel free! National Bike Week runs annually in mid June. During this week why not take to 2 wheels and enjoy the benefits of pedal power!

montage of cycle wheels, 2 people on a tandem and a man on a bicycle

Why cycle?

Riding your bicycle to work is an effective way of increasing your daily physical activity and achieving health benefits.

Regular cyclists enjoy a fitness level equal to that of a person 10 years younger (source: National Forum for Coronary Heart Disease Foundation).

Cycling at least 20 miles a week reduces the risk of heart disease to less than half that for non-cyclists who take no other exercise (source: British Heart Foundation).

During rush-hour, a bicycle is about twice as fast as a car.

Bicycles produce absolutely no pollution - they are a lot quieter too.

Bicycles don't incur any fuel costs - except perhaps a hearty breakfast or chocolate!

If you don't want to ride on the road, check out the bike hire facilities and trails at some of our countryside centres.