Cycling UK has set its Bike Week challenge

People of all ages are being encouraged to get on their bikes this week.

Bike Week might look different this year thanks to Covid-19 but Cycling UK hopes people will still join in the fun.
Bike Week might look different this year thanks to Covid-19 but Cycling UK hopes people will still join in the fun.

Cycling UK’s annual Bike Week, which runs from June 6 to 14, may look different this year thanks to Covid-19.

But the charity hopes that the 5000 people who took part last year will join in with its online events.

You can even become a cycling hero by taking on the #7daysofcycling challenge.

A Cycling UK spokesman said: “Cycling is a great way to keep fit, stay active, boost your immunity and is also good for mental well-being.

“In these uncertain times, helping people come together to ride may not be possible, so we’re holding Bike Week events online instead.

“We also hope people will give our #7DaysofCycling challenge a try.

“There are no rules on what counts as one of your entries – all you need to do is go cycling or take part in a cycling-related activity and share a photo, video or story about your experience on Instagram or Twitter, using #7DaysofCycling.”

At the end of the challenge, Cycling UK will randomly select participants to receive a number of prizes that are also up for grabs.

Dr Helen Flaherty, head of health promotion at Heart Research UK, is more than happy to support Bike Week.

She said: “Cycling is a fun way to improve your overall health and well-being as well as enabling you to get out and explore your local area.”

To find out how to join in, visit www.cyclinguk.org/bikeweek/virtual-events.