Anyone who rides a bicycle can become a Bicycle Ambassador because it’s easy. Things are so much easier with a little help from your friends and people who ride bicycles are no exception.
Bicycle Ambassadors UK was inspired by a social movement started in Portland, Oregon, USA which sees ordinary people who ride bikes promoting the benefits of everyday bicycle riding.
A Better Britain for people who ride Bicycles
To find 1 million Bicycle Ambassadors by 2020
Respect, for yourself, for other people, for rules and regulations, for the environment.
Excellence – Doing the best we can in our everyday lives. Taking an active part, making progress and enjoying the healthy combination of body, mind and will.
Friendship encourages us to see riding a bicycle as way of building sociable healthy communities and encouraging mutual understanding between people on your street, in your town, all over the world.
Just like our friends across the pond, Ambassadors UK want to help other people rediscover the good things about riding a bicycle. It’s about being a part of a community. Bicycle Ambassadors ride with respect, excellence and friendship.
A recent survey shows that 61% of people who drive cars are too frightened to ride a bike because they think the roads are too dangerous to ride on, but everyday thousands of people in Britain use their bicycles to ride to school, to work, to the shops and for other short local journeys.
Being a Bicycle Ambassador isn’t about volunteering or fundraising, although you can do both if you want: see the links on the right for good causes supported by other Bicycle Ambassadors. If you ride your bicycle for everyday journeys become an Ambassador today. Choose one of the videos to watch and join now.