Throughout the UK there are lots of useful contacts who may be able to provide information about how and where to cycle in your area, or if you are an event organiser, offering advice, support, contacts and publicity.
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The Association of Cycle Traders, best known as the ACT, is the largest cycling trade organisation in the UK and one of the most progressive trade associations in the outdoor, leisure and sports arenas.
Bike Budi's website is a great way of finding other cyclists in your area to cycle with, exchange tips and improve your own confidence when cycling.
Bike Hub contains all the information you wanted to know about cycling but didn't want to ask! There are some excellent sources of information on there and links to all sorts of other bike related sites.
Bike Hub is the most significant contributor to the funding of Bike Week.
At British Cycling we want everyone to enjoy cycling as much as we do, and as the National Governing Body for cycling in Great Britain we’re here to provide support to all cyclists from beginners to Olympic champions.
Whether you’re looking to get on a bike for the first time, wanting to find great places to ride, seeking to enter a sportive or race, or needing tips from the pros on how to keep your bike in top shape, British Cycling is with you every step of the way.
In short, wherever you are on your cycling journey, British Cycling will ensure you get the most out of what cycling has to offer to you.
This is the UK's national cyclists' organisation with 70,000 members and affiliates with 250 clubs across the UK. It is also the UK's oldest and largest cycling body. CTC provide a comprehensive range of services, expert help and advice, events, campaigns and local groups with a huge range of rides and protection for their members.
CTC also work to promote cycling by raising public and political awareness of its health, social and environmental benefits. They encourage all types of cycling, on the road or off it and will support riders whether they already ride, or would like to ride, to work or school, for health, touring, sport and leisure – or just because it’s fun.
CTC believe that cycling is more than just transport; it makes you feel good, gives you a sense of freedom and creates a better environment for everyone.
The website has a wealth of information about all aspects of cycling and a detailed page with further links. In particular, the Go Cycling page has a useful information on cycling skills and tips including advice for beginners, riding in a group (NB event organisers!), riding with young children and people with disabilities.
A very useful page for event organisers, is their advice on doing a charity ride (including fundraising advice)
This is the national federation of cycle campaign groups, with lots of latest news and a useful search facility online so you can find your closest cycle group and/or your closest Bicycle User Group (BUG) ie. work-based cycle groups.
This is the national body for cycling in Scotland and it aims to bring cycling out from the fringes of everyday life into the mainstream. They aim to integrate cycling into modern living as a sustainable mode of transport, a means of exercise, and a strong contributer to the Scottish tourist economy. They look to achieve this through promoting public participation in cycling events, giving training to ensure people can cycle with confidence, and providing engineering services to ensure that cyclists are catered for on Scotland's roads and paths.
Their website includes useful event listings, news items, a comprehensive section on cycle training/education, and information page giving hints and tips on cycling to work, choosing the right bike, choosing your route and much more.
Cytech is the bicycle industry's recognised training and accreditation scheme for bicycle mechanics and retail staff. Cytech delivers training and promotion of technical skills to the bicycle trade and cyclists throughout the UK. From the basics of bicycle maintenance to complex bike builds and servicing of the newest and most technical products.
Cycling officers will certainly be interested in hearing your plans for Bike Week, and might be able to help in a variety of ways - either with direct financial support or in kind contributions such as publicity. They will be able to direct you to local sources of information on all aspects of cycling locally. If your local cycling officer is yet to get something organised for Bike Week, encourage them to get involved get the wheels in motion!
This is the largest urban cycling organisation in the world providing membership, advice, campaigning, free rides and activities. LCC members get a free magazine, third party insurance, discounts at bike shops, legal advice and details of free rides and social activities. The advice page on their website contains lots of useful information about all aspects of cycling (that can be downloaded as pdfs) including: information on differnet types of bike, security, parking, disabled cycling, travelling with your bike and much more.
Exploring by Bike is Brilliant – that’s why the National Trust encourages as many people as possible to visit our special places on two wheels. Find out about our recommended cycle trails, bike hire, discounted entry for cyclists and much more at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cycling
Sustrans’ website is full of information on getting out more by bike, including maps, guides and apps for routes of the National Cycle Network, and descriptions of easy rides under each area in the Sustrans near you section.
The Bicycle Association
The Bicycle Association of Great Britain Limited is the national body representing the bicycle industry in the United Kingdom. Membership is open to bicycle manufacturers; manufacturers of bicycle accessories and components; distributors and wholesalers and other companies having a particular interest in the industry. The Bicycle Association’s Bike Hub Fund is a voluntary levy scheme with the funds used to promote cycling in the UK.
The Cycling Experts
The Cycling Experts are a nationwide network of businesses that deliver a variety of products, services and skills to the UK cycling public. They are in a promotional website providing lots of useful information regarding cycling.
Transport for London is responsible for London’s transport system. Cycling is one of the most accessible forms of transport in London, providing access to essential services such as shops, health centres and education. It also eases congestion on London’s roads and can help reduce crowding on public transport. TfL supports Bike Week as part of the Cycling Revolution for London.
Travelwise NI is a Roads Service initiative to encourage the use of sustainable transport options such as walking, cycling, public transport or car sharing. Commuters can discover convenient transport options that save both time and money. Employers can get help with devising a Travel Plan that meets your company's needs, and schools can find out about a whole host of activities suitable for children.
The Welsh Assembly Government is responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Wales, including the economy, health, education, and local government. The Welsh Assembly supports Bike Week as part of its Walking and Cycling Action Plan. Event organisers and participants can find ideas for cycling events on the Welsh Assembly website. Visit their site here.
Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru
Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru sy’n gyfrifol am y rhan fwyaf o’r materion sy’n berthnasol i bobl Cymru o ddydd i ddydd, gan gynnwys yr economi, iechyd, addysg a llywodraeth leol. Mae'r Cynulliad yn cefnogi Wythnos Beicio fel rhan o’i Gynllun Gweithredu ar Gerdded a Beicio. Ewch i’w gwefan yma.