Bike Week fever hits town

BIKE Week, the UK's biggest mass participation cycling event, is this year challenging families to get more out of life by swapping their four wheels for two and exploring new places in their local community.

Towns, villages and cities across the UK will host free cycling events with the theme of 'Get more out of life: live local, get cycling'.

In Eastbourne, local cycling group Bespoke are organising a cycle tour of the town and the DGH will be hosting two promotional events to encourage staff to walk and cycle to work.

To find out further details about these events and others that are taking place in and around the area please visit

All participants of bike week (once they have registered on-line) will get the chance to win a Center Parcs family holiday or one of 24 bike carriers in the lead up to Bike Week.

Bike Week has also teamed up with Change4Life, the movement that provides families with helpful hints and tips about how to be more active and less sedentary and promotes cycling as a great way for children to achieve 60 minutes of their recommended daily activity.

Councillor Susan Morris, portfolio holder for tourism and leisure, said, "Cycling is a great way of getting around the town, an easy way to get fit and is an activity that all the family can enjoy.

"But best of all, it is free. We hope that people will use Bike Week as the perfect opportunity to get back on their bikes and re-discover the pleasures it can bring."

If you would like to organise your own event but are short on ideas again log on to or phone 0845 612 0661.