Hull City Council encourages residents to 'Be a Bike Hero'

A mechanic from R-evolution working on a bike.
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A host of events are set to take place in Hull to celebrate Bike Week (10-16 June 2024), a national initiative organised by charity Cycling UK.

The week-long event is the UK's largest awareness-raising moment for cycling, aiming to highlight the numerous benefits of biking, from health and wellbeing to its positive impact on communities and the environment.

Hull City Council is throwing its weight behind Bike Week, collaborating with partners to organise a series of events promoting active travel within the city. The festivities kick off on Monday 10 June, from 11am-3pm, with a launch event in Trinity Square (outside Hull Minster).

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The day's activities include:

  • Free bike checks by trained mechanics from R-evolution.

  • Free secure cycle marking by Humberside Police.

  • Discounted D-locks for sale by Neighbourhood Network.

  • A range of adult and children's bikes for sale by R-evolution.

  • Free electric bike try-outs by R-evolution (ideal for those considering an e-bike purchase).

  • A cargo bike display by Rooted in Hull.

  • Promotion of the Rusty Riders adult cycle training programme, funded by the council and delivered through First Step Cycle, designed to boost the confidence of lapsed cyclists.

  • A led ride from Trinity Square to the P&O Terminal, and back, by trained instructors from British Cycling, at 11.15am.

On Wednesday 12 June, a cycle marking event will be held at Hull Paragon Interchange from 10.30am to 2pm by the British Transport Police. This will be followed by a Rusty Riders session by First Step Cycle on Holderness Road on Saturday 15 June.

Councillor Mark Ieronimo, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Transportation, Roads and Highways, said: "Working with our partners, we are proud to be hosting a series of events to mark Bike Week. Promoting active forms of travel, like cycling, supports the council to deliver on its ambition of making Hull cleaner, greener and healthier."

"While the council and its partners are using the week of events as a platform to promote active travel, the aim is to support residents in making informed choices on how they get about for leisure, for their daily commute and for short journeys, both now and in the long-term."