Get out and on your bike in celebration of everything healthy this UK Bike Week.
This annual celebration of cycling will take place this year between the 30th of May and the 5th of June. Join thousands of people from around the country as they get out on their bikes, in the spirit of health and wellbeing.
Organized with Cycling UK, this annual event aims to promote cycling as a great form of exercise, and a great way to get out there and socialise with others. Cycling aims to keep minds and bodies healthy, and UK Bike Week aims to promote cycling amongst the general public.
Already an avid cycler? Use the week to convert others to the joys of cycling by getting friends out on a bike for a social ride. Use the week to discover and try new cycling routes around the city or countryside, and share them with others too.
This year the event will include the #7daysofcyclingchallenge. The idea is to get out on your bike, or a borrowed bike, at least once a day for seven days in a row. Record your ride on the Cycling UK website and be in with a chance to win one of several great prizes. Share photos of yourself cycling on social media with the hashtag #7daysofcyclingchallenge and do your bit to get more people out and cycling.
In recent years cycling has become a popular mode of transport in many urban centres around the world. In 2020 according to Transport For London, in London the number of people cycling increased by 7% in Inner London, and 22% in Outer London. This is in part due to an avoidance of crowded public transport during COVID-19, but this trend is expected to continue to grow as cycling infrastructure becomes more developed.
In Berlin, cycling is even more popular. In 2020 the Berlin Senate announced its intended investment of over 30 million euros in more modern cycling infrastructure for the city, both to encourage cycling as a form of transport and to keep the city’s cyclists safe.
Other cities developing their cycling routes, include Warsaw, which now has over 530km of cycling tracks within the city, designed for every type of cyclist, from weekend cyclist to daily commuter. Whether you're in the city short or long term, cycling is a great way to explore the Polish capital.
So wherever you are in the world, there has never been a better time to get out on a bike. Whether it’s for a leisurely weekend ride, or a commitment to cycling to work everyday - the health benefits are well-recognized, and the environmental benefits are too.
Maybe take the opportunity during UK Bike Week to rediscover the joys of cycling again.
At Vonder our co-living in London, Berlin, Warsaw and Dublin locations are designed to help our residents live a healthy life - we believe in the importance of spaces to exercise, and regularly organise workout sessions to bring our residents together.