By Philip Gamble of the YHA
Bike Week 2015 is now upon us and cycling events are taking place across the UK in order to encourage more people explore the outdoors on two wheels. From ‘Bike Breakfasts’ to pedal powered juke boxes, there are a wide range of events to take part in this year which are designed to appeal to all kinds of cyclists.
The YHA (Youth Hostel Association) have always been keen to support cycling activities across England and Wales and this year the charity kicked off the Bike Week celebrations early by announcing a huge cycling investment project. The YHA decided to invest a grand total of £269,500 in bringing cycling facilities at their hostels up to scratch in order to ensure visiting cyclists have everything they need when tackling the UK’s most iconic cycling routes. From secure lockers and bike sheds to brand new cycling maintenance stations, the charity have installed world class cycling facilities at a number of hostels located in iconic cycling locations such as the Central Pennines and the Lake District.
The UK charity are also expecting to announce a second phase of their cycling investment project very soon and are aiming to work closely with influential members of the cycling industry to help spread the word and encourage more people to get on their bikes.
To celebrate this announcement and the start of Bike Week 2015, the YHA have put together a brand new interactive infographic which aims to help amateur cyclists improve their basic cycling maintenance knowledge and make adjustments to their bikes. The new cycling maintenance guide covers everything from changing brake pads to repairing a puncture and allows the user to click through different parts of the bike to discover useful advice and tips. You can check out the interactive piece by following this link.