Funded by Lancashire County Council / Connecting East Lancashire our free courses are designed to teach cyclists an appreciation of bike maintenance and some basic bike maintenance skills. This 2 hour course would be customised to the needs of the participants, however expected topics would include: Bike set up for the ride, M Check, Identifying wear and tear on a bike, How to mend a puncture, Adjusting brake blocks / levers, Gear indexing, Cleaning and lubrication of bike parts, Useful kit to take out cycling.
Courses are open to everyone who resides, works, volunteers or attends education and training in Lancashire, aged 16 years old and above.
Go Velo runs a registered Bikeability Scheme. Bikeability is like the old cycling proficiency – but is even better! Its designed for current road conditions and progressively teaches how to ride a bike confidently. We can even teach you how to ride a bike!! Certificates, badges and booklets are issued for each level.MORE INFO
If you don’t cycle and want to learn how, haven’t ridden for a while or even want to use your bike as a mode of transport then this FREE training could be just the ticket. Bikes and helmets can be provided.MORE INFO
Inclusive Cycling – Go Velo provides cycling opportunities and experiences for everyone wishing to take part, including riders with a disability. Go Velo makes every effort to include everyone and actively seeks specialist equipment where necessary to enable full participation.
Go Velo loves events! Globe Velo 24 and The Santa Ride saw riders taking part at The Steven Burke Sports Hub raising money for charity. If you want to promote cycling and sustainable transport or raise money for charity, get Go Velo to come down and support your event with our Ride leaders, pedal powered Smoothy Maker, Dr Bike and Try a Bike roadshow.MORE INFO
Go Velo in partnership with Specialist Training & Consultancy Services are offering the Safe Urban Driving course. This course is approved as a 7 hour course by JAUPT for Driver CPC aimed at professional drivers who need to attend 35 hours of Driver CPC training every 5 years.
Let Dr Bike have a look and diagnose any problems. Minor ailments will be remedied on the spot, anything more serious will be given a prescription. This fab scheme is offered to schools, colleges, places of work, in fact to whoever wants it!MORE INFO
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 riders with a disability. It is universally popular. We are able to help just about anyone!
"Just had a free bike service through Go Velo and Connecting East Lancashire at Accrington Stanley Football Club. Now I was sceptical at first as to the quality of a ‘free’ service but I was totally wrong in my assumptions. From the moment I got there I was looked after professionally and the service was second to none, yes there was extras to pay for (these were optional and I did not have to have them done) these were pointed out to me and everything explained in layman’s English so even I could understand. Bottom line is I have come away with a bike I feel safe and secure using and team this with the advice and guidance I was given and I am now a more confident and safer rider on and off the roads. Well done Go Velo, Connecting East and James (Freewheel Technician) on this initiative you should be proud of the service you are providing.
“Go Velo provide wonderful fun and interactive learn to ride sessions which enable the children to develop their balancing and coordination skills. Their wonderful instructors provide the perfect environment for Foundation or KS1 children to learn to ride a bike.”