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.
Training is FREE only for Rossendale, Pendle, Ribble Valley, Burnley and Hyndburn (The funding is free for those living, working, studying or volunteering in these areas).
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.MORE INFO
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!
“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.”
Elizabeth and Nigel’s daughter contacted Go Velo after hearing about the courses via British Cycling where she worked.A course was arranged quickly with Pip Riley. “Pip, the instructor was very patient with us” Elizabeth explained. “Both my husband and I bought bikes in a moment of madness and wanted to make use of them. Both of us had not ridden a bike since we were children, over 40 years ago and we need a confidence boost. Pip gave us that confidence with his patience and encouraging personality.” The course was held at a location close to their home and Mr and Mrs Brookes took part in the session together using their own bikes and helmets. “We both learnt a lot and feel very confident taking the bikes out to ride around for the day, sightseeing. We originally wanted to learn to ride out bikes again to take part in the Sky Rides happening around our local area. Since completing the training, we have taken part in 3 Sky Rides and look forward to many more.”