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UK Bike Week Grows by 55%

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HASTINGS, UK (August 3) – This year’s UK Bike Week (12-20 June) including the annual Bike2Work promotion was a huge success, with 55% more participants than in 2003. 180,000+ people took part in 1,406 local events run by 926 organisers. There were 1,210 events in England (including 208 in Greater London), 117 in Scotland, 47 […]

HASTINGS, UK (August 3) – This year’s UK Bike Week (12-20 June) including the annual Bike2Work promotion was a huge success, with 55% more participants than in 2003. 180,000+ people took part in 1,406 local events run by 926 organisers. There were 1,210 events in England (including 208 in Greater London), 117 in Scotland, 47 in Wales and 26 in Northern Ireland. The largest categories of event organisers were local authorities, other employers and cycle campaign groups.
Plans are already underway for next year’s UK Bike Week and Bike2Work promotions. Dates are 11-19 June 2005 and further details will be published at www.bikeweek.org.uk when government and cycle industry funding has been confirmed. A new Bike to School Week is also being arranged, subject to the negotiation of commercial sponsorship.(MH)

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