FAQs

BIKE WEEK takes place on 10th-18th JUNE 2017.

Can I register an event with Bike Week outside the event week?
Most Bike Week events take place within the official event week in June. However you can register events on the site all year round. The free public liability insurance will cover events until the end of June 2017.

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 2016 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 2017 Bike Week Partners?
There are a number of different organisations that contribute to Bike Week. Click to view the 2017 partners.

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 the end of June 2017. 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. Events that take place after June 2017 can still be listed on the site (benefiting from additional publicity etc.), but will not be covered by the Bike Week insurance policy.

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 the end of June 2017. Bike Week insurance has been funded by Cycling UK.

Press and publicity
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.