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Go Velo

Go Velo offers a diverse range of cycle training and activities in Lancashire. Courses can be arranged locally in any district of Lancashire subject to demand. With our qualified coaches under the Bikeability and Go-Ride schemes we provide:

  • Bikeability cycle training in schools
  • Bike maintenance courses
  • School fun cycling sessions
  • Private lessons from £20 an hour – at a venue to suit you! 

For further information, please explore our website or get in touch here. 

To book instantly onto currently available courses, check out our page on EventBrite here. Or click here for more details on the Adult Training Page.

Cycling as a leisure activity, a sport and a means of travel is equally suitable for the very young, the very old, male and female, and people with disabilities, and is universally popular. We are able to help just about anyone!

At Go Velo we pride ourselves on our excellent safety record. Check out the full details on our Safety Page here and don’t forget to read what others say about us on our Testimonials!

Above all, we are about having fun, riding confidently and staying healthy! – says Kirsti.

 

Training
and Coaching
Bikeability
and Schools
Bike
Maintenance
 Cycle Training

  • Cycle coaching
  • Road awareness
  • Mountain bike tuition
  • Wheels for all
  • Women only rides
 Bikeability

  • Learn to ride a bike
  • Road riding skills
  • Levels 1, 2 and 3
  • School sessions
  • Inter school racing

 

Cycle Maintenance

  • Mobile mechanic service
  • Qualified mechanic
  • Bike Service
  • Box Bike Build

Our coaches are able to help racing cyclists in the following disciplines: Road and Time Trial, Track, BMX, Mountain Bike.

Cycle training and Bikeability in all districts of Lancashire working alongside Lancashire County Council, Preston City Council, Pendle School Sports Partnership, Rossendale School Sports Partnership, Heysham & Wyre School Sports Partnership, Malsis School, Oasis Limeside Oldham – Break the Cycle to name but a few. Please visit our Stakeholders and Partners section for more information.

In 2018 we are sponsoring the Preston Sports Awards again! Click here for more about our previous 2017 sponsorship.

Go Velo has also worked with ITV on a charity bike ride featuring stars from Coronation Street and Emmerdale. Check out the video!

Go Velo does more than teach kids to ride bikes! Check out our testimonials.  

Here’s what Souta Van Wick, the Operations Manager of Bacup Consortium Trust, has recently had to say:

“Go Velo is an exemplary organisation who have worked in partnership with Stubbylee Community Greenhouses to deliver a project funded by the East Lancs Clinical Commissioning Groups: Social Prescribing Fund. This funding has enabled our organisation to develop a highly successful bicycle upcycle project which has up skilled participants of the local community who face barriers to employment and well being due to their health, financial or familial circumstances.

The instructors who have consistently worked with us have proved themselves to be committed, highly professional and passionate about the work they do. Their work and consistent positive attitude, has enabled individuals who are socially isolated/mentally unwell/vulnerable/ unemployed or struggling financially to have access to sustainable transport, improve maintenance skills and regain confidence to become cyclists. Some have found work and many have improved access to many places and social groups they would otherwise not experienced.

Go Velo as an organisation have delivered sessions and organised programs to fit with our needs as an organisation and have certainly met the needs of the community we deliver our projects to.”

And this from Jane Grady, Hyndburn Dog Warden:

“I would just like to say that I love my new Claud Butler Urban Hybrid bicycle. I haven’t rode a bike for a while but I soon felt confident and able to handle the cycle well. James is an excellent instructor with years of experience I have learnt quite a lot from him today and it’s been an enjoyable day. I have probably been riding my own  bikes set up wrong for my height and leg length for years .I feel a lot more confident now when venturing out on my bike patrols. James also catered for the type of cycling I would be doing in relation to my job. He split the day up we did a couple of hours road work and some bicycle maintenance. Then we went cycling along the canal toe paths I found this quite challenging at first until I got used to the different surfaces. James made me aware of some hazards that I wouldn’t have normally picked up on. We also did some cycling around some public parks were there are quite a few different hazards like loose dogs and children playing.I would recommend your company to friends and family excellent service and friendly instructor.”

 

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