Bike Week takes place 16 – 24 June, and is the UK’s biggest cycling event. Around half a million people will be joining in with events across the country – will you join them?

Research shows that 77% of people own a bike yet only 14% use them regularly. So the idea behind Bike Week is simple: to promote everyday cycling for everyone and to get more people cycling, more often. There a range of events happening across the country, with something for everyone from seasoned pros to complete beginners. Families, schools and companies can all get involved.

If your bike has been languishing in a shed or garage, this could be the perfect opportunity to dust it off and get it out again. And if you need a little help fixing it up, drop in to one of the ‘Dr Bike’ sessions and have it checked by an expert.

And in the meantime, if you’re looking for places to cycle near you, take a look at the National Cycle Network for maps, information and inspiration.

Pat’s charity cycle challenge

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Pat has been out on her bike almost every day recently as part of her training for her latest cycle challenge – the Hadrian’s Wall Cycleway.

She and her friend Janie aim to complete the route – all 171 miles of it – in just three days to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West. To find out more about the challenge, and sponsor Pat online, take a look at her fundraising page.