This week sees the start of National Bike Week which runs from the 10th to the 18th June in the UK.
The week was formed as an annual opportunity to promote cycling, and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life by encouraging ‘everyday cycling for everyone’.
Demonstrating the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, the week aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK, whether this be for fun, as a means of getting around to work or school, the local shops or just to visit friends.
To find out more or an event near you check out the website http://www.bikeweek.org
Apparently, incentives such as the Government’s Cycle to Work Scheme has encouraged many to take to their bikes to get to and from work as well as for leisure or exercise.
I have to admit I have never been one for cycling. Even as a kid my parents couldn’t afford a new bike for me so I had to borrow a friend’s (which was actually a trike) and so it just wasn’t fun. My kids are different as they have both learned to ride at a young age and my 10 year old daughter has even undergone a Bikeability course at school.
Despite my lack of cycling prowess I am quite jealous and admire those that do and can, particularly people like my friend Chris Doyle of Hub Projects who recently cycled coast to coast to raise money for charity after someone he knew sadly passed away (see his Facebook page for more info and to pledge something https://www.facebook.com/c2cforSarah/?ref=br_rs) I even have a lovely pink mountain bike sat in the garage but am afraid to say it is just gathering dust!
Nevertheless if you are one of the thousands who do cycle, whether it be for work or pleasure, we can help you out. Whether you need a cycle rack to keep your bike safe, are looking for something bigger like a cycle shelter or just need to keep an area free of vehicles so cyclists and pedestrians can enjoy it freely we can manufacture a vehicle barrier.
Contact Sykes Bespoke Steel for a free, no obligation quotation on 0161 303 7383