Bike in road with greenery

National Bike Week, 30 May – 5 June 2021

This week we’re celebrating all things biking. The awareness week is delivered by Cycling UK. There are loads of ways to get out and get active on campus, here’s a few:

Pilgrims Hospices Cycle Challenge Sunday 22 August 2021

If you love to challenge yourself while raising money for a fantastic charity, then this will be right up your street! Take in the sights of the beautiful Kent countryside as you tackle one of 5 cycling routes; from a gentle 30 mile route, through to The Epic, a 125 mile route that will really test your strength and endurance. Riders will sign-in and set-off from The Pavilion on the Canterbury campus. Find out more about the Pilgrims Hospices Cycle Challenge and sign up.

Kent Connected

Kent Connected is a Kent County Council sustainable transport initiative aimed at encouraging commuting by bike and other sustainable forms of travelling and working. As part of the project, KCC have produced some videos showcasing local cycle routes.

Cycling in Medway

There are lots of places to explore by bike in Medway. Check out this Medway council cycling leaflet for some bike ride ideas to go on with family and friends.

Indoor cycling

If indoor cycling is more your thing, Kent Sport offers a range of options for all activity and ability levels. Join our qualified spin instructors in our studio for 45-minutes of spinning fun, or if you prefer to go solo, jump on one of many exercise bikes in our gym. Why not try our Watt Bikes for that extra difficulty and cycling analysis. Check out our summer membership offer for students or see if you’re eligible for free membership.

Check bike is fit for purpose

Before you go out on your bike, check your bike is fit for purpose. Always take the time to check your breaks and lights are working properly and that the reflectors are clean. Don’t forget to check your tyre pressures and tread.

Bicycle Repair Guide – a great free guide on how to repair and look after your bike with video tutorials. For more cycling safety advice, visit the Transport Team safety webpages.