Halfords and Cycling UK have announced a three-year partnership through which they hope to get millions of people cycling more frequently. Free bike maintenance and cycling classes will be run through the spring and summer as part of the Big Bike Revival.
Paul Tuohy, Chief Executive at Cycling UK said: “This great new partnership with Halfords will really help Cycling UK to get more people cycling more often. With over 460 Halfords stores adding their support to that of our 67,000 members, we will help to get more Brits moving more often.”
The Government recently announced that it would invest £1m in the Big Bike Revival scheme as part of its £1.2bn cycling and walking investment strategy.
Tuohy added: “With the Government’s recent announcement of over one billion pounds of investment in walking and cycling showing real intent, Cycling UK and Halfords are proud to champion a similarly ambitious and achievable target to get over five and a half million people cycling more.”
Simon Irons, Halfords Group Cycling Director said: “For Halfords partnering with Cycling UK seemed like a natural fit, given we share many of the same aspirations. We’re really excited to work with Cycling UK to encourage people to cycle, at all levels and across all ages. We’re proud to make a commitment to giving participation in cycling across the UK a real boost.”
Cycling UK’s President Jon Snow, said of the new partnership: “Whether you are scooting out on a balance bike for that first sense of freedom, rekindling that love of cycling with your own family, seeking great off-road routes, or you’re returning to the saddle later in life, it’s our partnership that will help to give Britain that friendly lift back into cycling.”