You and your bike shouldn’t be lonely on Bike Week but if you are and want to get out on a ride but have no one to go with then British Cycling and Skyride may be able to help you.
The two organisations have launched a new social network – Social Cycling Groups – designed to help you connect with other cyclists in your local area.
Social Cycling Groups, which can be accessed via goskyride.com, gives anyone who might otherwise be cycling alone the chance to buddy up with other cyclists and join groups and rides in your area.
You can also create your own Social Cycling Groups and rides, add your own routes or use British Cycling’s recommended tried and tested routes.
Making cycling more sociable
British Cycling’s Director of Recreation and Partnerships, Stewart Kellett, said the aim of Social Cycling Groups was to make cycling more sociable.
Despite not wanting to ride competitively, many cyclists feel they would like to have someone else to ride with. 70% of the people inspired by Sky Ride to ride more frequently would like to do more rides with other cyclists, according to British Cycling.
“People who participate in our Sky Rides across the country tell us that they enjoy the experience of cycling with others and would love to do it more regularly,” says Stewart. “That’s exactly why we’ve launched Social Cycling Groups – giving people the chance to get together and cycle for fun, at a place and time that suits them, and to hopefully form some great new friendships along the way.”