THE Isle of Wight Council supports a range of events for Bike Week 2019; an annual celebration delivered by Cycling UK, from June 8 until 16.

A 'pedal aid workplace bikeathon' takes place along the Red Squirrel Trail, between June 10 to 14; with prizes for the workplace team with the highest mileage on the PedalAid app.

For more information, or to view the route and map, download the app PedalAid, and to get involved, email:

A free ‘Dr Bike' maintenance session, hosted by Island Bikeworks, will also be held, next to the Quay Bridge, Newport, on June 12, from 9am to 3pm.

Wight Youth Cycling Club holds a junior bike ride at Appley Park, Ryde, on June 11, between 5pm and 6pm — supported by the council’s sports development unit.

For those not wanting to join cycle events, the public are being encouraged to get involved in the ‘seven days of cycling’ challenge; a great opportunity to get out and cycle seven times,during the month of June.

There are no rules on what counts — from riding to work, going to the shops, or cycling to school and back.

Share your photos and videos of cycle rides on Instagram or Twitter, using the hashtags #7daysofcycling and #BikeWeekUK.

The council's activities have been funded by the Access Fund for Sustainable Travel — a £1.3 million three-year sustainable transport programme, secured from the Department for Transport.

Further information can be found online at Bike Week.

For more information about other Sustainable Travel Access Fund projects, go to Sustainable Travel.

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