FAQs


Can I register an event with Bike Week outside the event week?

The aim of Bike Week is to encourage everyone to experience cycling during Bike Week. Most events will take place within the official event week of Saturday 9 to Sunday 17 June and registration for events is open from the beginning of April 2018 right up until the end of Bike Week.

Please note: Cycling UK will provide insurance for the period 25 May to 25 June 2018. It is recommended you check the insurance guidance documents on the Resources page to check your eligibility. If your event is due to take place outside of these dates, you may want to consider alternative options, please visit the Cycling UK website for more information.

Register your Bike Week event

 

What is the benefit of registering with Bike Week?
There are many benefits to registering with Bike Week. You will gain access to FREE public liability insurance, digital assets and website tools for download. By being part of Bike Week, your event will become part of a national online directory of events, which people all over the UK will search to find where their nearest event is.

 

History of Bike Week
Bike Week was started by the Cyclists’ Touring Club  in 1923.

 

How many people take part each year?
Thousands upon thousands of people take part in Bike Week and it continues to grow in size and stature each year. In 2017 half a million cyclists participated in over 1,000 events staged around the country, and most of them were bathed in sunshine (er, apart from the night rides).

 

What is the purpose of Bike Week?
Bike Week wants to give everyone; young and old, beginners to experts, the chance to discover all the benefits from cycling and use the bike to get from A to B.

 

Who are the Bike Week 2018 Partners?
There are a number of different organisations that contribute to Bike Week, which is delivered each year Cycling UK and supported by Cycling Scotland.

 

How do I find out about cycling facilities where I live?
The Cycling UK website has information about local cycling facilities. If you visit your local authority website too you should also be able to find information regarding facilities near where you live, or contact details for the cycling/sustainable transport officer who will be able to help.

 

How do I know if my event is covered by the Bike Week insurance?
When you register your events on the Bike Week website you will be asked if you require the free public liability insurance that is offered. The free public liability insurance will cover events until 25 June 2018. Each event that is registered with Bike Week goes through a strict vetting procedure to ensure that it is suitable for the public liability insurance. Should your event not meet the requirements, a member of the Bike Week team will get in touch with you. Unfortunately, Bike Week insurance is not able to cover competitive races or time trials.

 

Where do I get the Bike Week insurance?
When you register with Bike Week and enter your event, you will be asked if you require the free public liability insurance. If yes, tick the appropriate box. Unless you hear from one of the Bike Week team, your event will have been automatically been granted the insurance. Insurance docs can also be downloaded.

 

What dates does the insurance cover?
Bike Week public liability insurance provides cover up to £10 million for events registered on the website taking place until 25 June 2018. Bike Week insurance has been funded by Cycling UK.

 

Press and publicity
For any media enquiries please contact the team at publicity@cyclinguk.org. If you are organising an event, check out the Bike Week PR Toolkit.

 

Do Bike Week events have to raise funds for charity?
You don’t have to fundraise at your event, although turning your event into a charity fundraiser will undoubtedly increase the likelihood of people entering, and more importantly guarantee their attendance and completion of your event. Local fundraising can also be a great local news story to get additional exposure for your event.

 

Bike Week 2015 & 2016
Bike Week 2015 & 2016 was co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the European Union.