In this – our most amazing year for British cycling – we have already celebrated some fantastic milestones. Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France, there was momentous success at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and now British Cycling and Sky are thrilled to announce that 1 million more people are now cycling regularly than there were 4 years ago!
In 2008 British Cycling established a partnership with Sky to create a national cycling legacy – to have a British rider winning the Tour de France by 2016, and to promote Sky Ride, our campaign to get a million more people riding their bikes by 2013.
Together with Sport England and over 45 partnership councils we’ve created thousands of free opportunities to encourage families to enjoy the fun and freedom of a bike ride. From Sky Ride City which has seen thousands of residents take to traffic-free streets, to Sky Ride Local bike rides where friendly Ride Leaders take smaller groups out, there’s been something for everyone!
And it doesn’t stop here. With lots of fun and exciting ways you can continue riding throughout the autumn and winter, we’re now building a lasting cycling legacy all over the UK.
Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women into riding bikes for fun. We’re aiming to help thousands more women feel confident and comfortable about going on a ride. You can check our Events section, where we post all of the Breeze rides in our area for YOU to get involved with!
Also gathering momentum is our social network for cyclists. With over 12,000 users, Social Cycling Groups is making it easy for people to get together, find a place to ride and enjoy a bike ride!
It really is all about the bike!!!