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YHA Bike Week 2015 and YHA Cycling Facilities
    05/06/2015 03:35

Bike Week 2015 and YHA Cycling Facilities

Bike Week 2015 and YHA Cycling Facilities

Love cycling? Bike Week is nearly here, so pump up your tyres and get ready for a week of cycling events from 13th - 21st June and beyond. As the biggest nationwide cycling event in the UK, Bike Week aims to get everyone pedalling whether they're a total novice or a seasoned pro. This year, the theme is cycling to work and Bike Week is aiming to get short distance commuters back on their bikes. The exciting calendar of events includes free cycle training, family festivals and even naked bike rides. YHA are getting on board with the health, social and environmental benefits of cycling and Bike Week 2015 is a fantastic way to enjoy the great outdoors. From the Eroica Britannia to the Lewes Bike and Hike Festival, there's loads going on near our hostels.

With Bike Week just around the corner, here's why YHA wins first place for cyclists looking for a place to stay. At YHA we're investing a grand total of £269,500 in additional cycling facilities, making sure our hostels have everything you need for you and your bike. Many of our staff and members are keen cyclists and our hostels are nestled in some of the best cycling and mountain biking locations in the world. In short, we're dedicated to providing the best cycling experience ever!

We're investing £108,000 in cycling, with a further £161,500 coming from generous grants from local and National Park authorities. And this is only the beginning of our big focus on cyclists; we'll be announcing our second phase later on this year. If you're planning on an activity break out on your bike this year, the first 25 hostels to benefit from our investment are:

YHA Berwick, YHA Helmsley, YHA Malham, YHA Hawkshead, YHA Keswick, YHA Castleton, YHA Hartington Hall, YHA Hathersage, YHA Ilam Hall, YHA National Forest, YHA Edale, YHA Ravenstor, YHA Eyam, YHA Youlgreave, YHA Conwy, YHA Eastbourne, YHA Holmbury St Marys, YHA London Lee Valley, YHA South Downs, YHA Truleigh Hill, YHA Bristol, YHA Dartmoor, YHA Eden Project, YHA Swanage and YHA Wye Valley.

Whether it's having somewhere to wash the mud off your bike or knowing your bike is safely locked away for the night, we're determined to get our hostels up to scratch. Our world-class facilities include handy essentials such as cycle repair and maintenance stations for fixing your chain or pumping up your tyres. We've been replacing and getting our existing bike facilities up to a higher standard, such as improving the security around our lockers and bike sheds for your peace of mind. With bike spares, bike hire, bike washes and bike parking available at some of our best cycling locations - we're more than just a place to sleep. And with helpful little extras like drying rooms or preparing you a hearty packed lunch for your adventures, we're tuned in to the needs of cyclists. If what you need is not on-site, we can put you in touch with trusted partners and recommend you the best places for bike hire or repair nearby.

It goes without saying that our hostels are on some of the greatest cycling routes in England and Wales, some of them right from the doorstep! The staff in our hostels are happy to show you the best routes, with options for road cycling, mountain biking and gentle family routes. Britain has a fantastic network of cycle paths running through town, country, coastline and forest, and there are few better ways to enjoy a beautiful view than from the saddle of a bike.

So if you're looking for a great place for you and your bike to stay over Bike Week 2015, look no further than YHA. You'll find we're as enthusiastic about cycling as you are!

Check out our Beginner's Guide to Cycle Maintenance!

Find out more about cycling at YHA.

CTC (the national cycling charity) have already kicked off the Bike Week celebrations with this great new video which highlights the benefits of cycling to work.

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