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5 days ago

Go Velo

The team is out doing a route recce for next weeks work at St St Christopher's CE High School today. Lovely to see Lily out too! ... See MoreSee Less

The team is out doing a route recce for next weeks work at St St Christophers CE High School today. Lovely to see Lily out too!

5 days ago

Go Velo

We have spent the last 2 days interviewing and have met some amazing people with really complimentary skills and experience. We can’t wait to welcome new people to our team. Feeling very excited about the future! ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done to all who have been successful.

I need a new job, one with no contact with members of the human race preferably.😱🤣

2 weeks ago

Go Velo

The team did a zoom CPD today, covering communicating with young riders delivered by Elaine Warner, Head of children and young people’s services at CB Associate Training. Elaine worked for Go Velo for a number of years and has moved on to an amazing job with a superb training company. We are sad to see her go, but lucky to still be able to call on her for her amazing advice and support. Thanks Elaine, good luck for the future! ... See MoreSee Less

The team did a zoom CPD today, covering communicating with young riders delivered by Elaine Warner, Head of children and young people’s services at CB Associate Training. Elaine worked for Go Velo for a number of years and has moved on to an amazing job with a superb training company.  We are sad to see her go, but lucky to still be able  to call on her for her amazing advice and support. Thanks Elaine, good luck for the future!

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Thank you xxx xxx that is a lovely send off. Will always be at the end of the phone if you need me xx

All the best Elaine 😃

2 weeks ago

Go Velo

Our first Big Bike Swap went well, here’s a few of the children who came away with bigger bikes and got a quick lesson with instructors before they rode away confidently! All bikes were checked by a qualified mechanics and the unclaimed bikes will be offered to local primary schools for children who do not have access to one. Many thanks to everyone for helping to make this little experiment work! Seeing these happy faces on new bikes, I reckon we will do it again! #recycling #bigbikesswao ... See MoreSee Less

Our first Big Bike Swap went well, here’s a few of the children who came away with bigger bikes and got a quick lesson with instructors before they rode away confidently! All bikes were checked by a qualified mechanics and the unclaimed bikes will be offered to local primary schools for children who do not have access to one. Many thanks to everyone for helping to make this little experiment work! Seeing these happy faces on new bikes, I reckon we will do it again! #recycling #bigbikesswao

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A wonderful service

Ian Williamson 🙂

Brilliant they grow so quickly this is definately a winner idea!

They do that with ski equipment in Aspen x

Well done guys!

Fantastic idea!

What a fabulous idea, love it.💜

Awwwwww happy to see Olivia’s bike with a new owner 🥰

What a great idea, we would be intrested in this is you did it again. Missed this.

Fab idea 👍

Glad to see that Alice’s bike got a happy new owner 😀

Brilliant 🤗

Just a brilliant idea

Brilliant idea!

Great idea

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2 weeks ago

Go Velo

Pleased to be working with www.nacro.org.uk as their recognised delivery centre. The existing instructors at Nacro are re qualifying and their team expanding. Go Velo will be doing their training and will also be supporting them in setting up their Bikeability scheme. Exciting times! #gottheballroling ... See MoreSee Less

 

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5 days ago

Go Velo

The team is out doing a route recce for next weeks work at St St Christopher's CE High School today. Lovely to see Lily out too! ... See MoreSee Less

The team is out doing a route recce for next weeks work at St St Christophers CE High School today. Lovely to see Lily out too!

5 days ago

Go Velo

We have spent the last 2 days interviewing and have met some amazing people with really complimentary skills and experience. We can’t wait to welcome new people to our team. Feeling very excited about the future! ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook 280746098633518_5675997819108292

Well done to all who have been successful.

I need a new job, one with no contact with members of the human race preferably.😱🤣

2 weeks ago

Go Velo

The team did a zoom CPD today, covering communicating with young riders delivered by Elaine Warner, Head of children and young people’s services at CB Associate Training. Elaine worked for Go Velo for a number of years and has moved on to an amazing job with a superb training company. We are sad to see her go, but lucky to still be able to call on her for her amazing advice and support. Thanks Elaine, good luck for the future! ... See MoreSee Less

The team did a zoom CPD today, covering communicating with young riders delivered by Elaine Warner, Head of children and young people’s services at CB Associate Training. Elaine worked for Go Velo for a number of years and has moved on to an amazing job with a superb training company.  We are sad to see her go, but lucky to still be able  to call on her for her amazing advice and support. Thanks Elaine, good luck for the future!

Comment on Facebook The team did a zoom ...

Thank you xxx xxx that is a lovely send off. Will always be at the end of the phone if you need me xx

All the best Elaine 😃

2 weeks ago

Go Velo

Our first Big Bike Swap went well, here’s a few of the children who came away with bigger bikes and got a quick lesson with instructors before they rode away confidently! All bikes were checked by a qualified mechanics and the unclaimed bikes will be offered to local primary schools for children who do not have access to one. Many thanks to everyone for helping to make this little experiment work! Seeing these happy faces on new bikes, I reckon we will do it again! #recycling #bigbikesswao ... See MoreSee Less

Our first Big Bike Swap went well, here’s a few of the children who came away with bigger bikes and got a quick lesson with instructors before they rode away confidently! All bikes were checked by a qualified mechanics and the unclaimed bikes will be offered to local primary schools for children who do not have access to one. Many thanks to everyone for helping to make this little experiment work! Seeing these happy faces on new bikes, I reckon we will do it again! #recycling #bigbikesswao

Comment on Facebook 280746098633518_5627635693944505

A wonderful service

Ian Williamson 🙂

Brilliant they grow so quickly this is definately a winner idea!

They do that with ski equipment in Aspen x

Well done guys!

Fantastic idea!

What a fabulous idea, love it.💜

Awwwwww happy to see Olivia’s bike with a new owner 🥰

What a great idea, we would be intrested in this is you did it again. Missed this.

Fab idea 👍

Glad to see that Alice’s bike got a happy new owner 😀

Brilliant 🤗

Just a brilliant idea

Brilliant idea!

Great idea

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2 weeks ago

Go Velo

Pleased to be working with www.nacro.org.uk as their recognised delivery centre. The existing instructors at Nacro are re qualifying and their team expanding. Go Velo will be doing their training and will also be supporting them in setting up their Bikeability scheme. Exciting times! #gottheballroling ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Go Velo

Wow......unbelievable. One day we teach little ones to ride here and the next day Beth Potter breaks a world record running 5k in 14.41 mins. Amazing to see the Steven Burke Sports Hub used for this! ... See MoreSee Less

Wow......unbelievable. One day we teach little ones to ride here and the next day Beth Potter breaks a world record running 5k in 14.41 mins. Amazing to see the Steven Burke Sports Hub used for this!

Comment on Facebook Wow......unbelievable....

Simone Lund

WOW, Absolutely AMAZING!!! It’s my most favourite road road bike place

Fantastic use of the track 👍

A great facility & an amazing achievement 👏

3 weeks ago

Go Velo

BIG news! Go Velo is officially a 1st4Sport recognised delivery centre for the Level2 award in Instructing Cycle Training. This means we not only teach children and adults, but are now able to train up instructors to deliver National Standards Cycle Training. So if you want to be a Bikeability Instructor and inspire people to cycle, get in touch and we will put a course on for you! ... See MoreSee Less

BIG news! Go Velo is officially a 1st4Sport recognised delivery centre for the Level2 award in Instructing Cycle Training. This means we not only teach children and adults, but are now able to train up instructors to deliver National Standards Cycle Training. So if you want to be a Bikeability Instructor and inspire people to cycle, get in touch and we will put a course on for you!

Comment on Facebook BIG news! Go Velo is...

PS we are going to keep practicing and hope that we will be able to come to some future sessions to build on what she has already learnt! 🤞

We came with Amelia for three sessions this week...she was soooo close to cracking it but just needs that extra shot of confidence. The instructors were all amazing...if you get the chance, it is brilliant...go along! They even have bikes etc that you can use if you don't have your own. Special thanks to Hugh, Kirsty and Matt, our three instructors this week.😁

3 weeks ago

Go Velo

We have some availability TODAY for our FREE Dr Bike Sessions at Trawden Community Centre 🚴

• Full safety check
• Gears checked and re indexed
• Brakes checked and adjusted
• Chain checked for wear
• Hubs checked for play and adjusted
• Wheels and tyres checked and inflated to the correct pressure
• Headset correctly pre-loaded
• Advice on parts required and cost to replace

Booking is essential due to COVID 19 Restrictions - BE QUICK! Spaces are limited.

Book your place here - www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/go-velo-bike-maintenance-17613841814

We look forward to seeing you there!

Team Go Velo
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We have some availability TODAY for our FREE Dr Bike Sessions at Trawden Community Centre 🚴

• Full safety check
• Gears checked and re indexed
• Brakes checked and adjusted
• Chain checked for wear
• Hubs checked for play and adjusted
• Wheels and tyres checked and inflated to the correct pressure
• Headset correctly pre-loaded
• Advice on parts required and cost to replace

Booking is essential due to COVID 19 Restrictions - BE QUICK! Spaces are limited. 

Book your place here - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/go-velo-bike-maintenance-17613841814

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Team Go Velo

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4.30 space is now taken.

3 weeks ago

Go Velo

There's just ONE WEEK to go until the BIG BIKE SWAP! 🚴‍♂️

Do you have a bike to donate?

Does your child need a bigger, replacement?

Come and see us at The Steven Burke Sports Hub next Thursday 8th April.

DONATIONS – 10am – 12 noon

COLLECTIONS – 1pm – 5pm

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

✔️ We will be accepting donations of unwanted, roadworthy children’s bikes during the morning session
✔️ Our fully trained mechanics will check these over to ensure that they are safe
✔️ Families will be invited to attend the afternoon session to collect a bike to suit their child
✔️ Instructors will be on hand to ensure your child feels comfortable and knows how everything works
❌ Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept any adult bikes, or children’s bikes that are deemed unsafe or unsuitable

Go Velo cannot guarantee that there will be a suitable bike for every child, as stock available will be dependent on donations on the day. We will however take details from any child that does not receive a bike and be on the look out for a suitable replacement. Any unclaimed bikes will be donated to local schools.
The event will be running in line with government guidelines – anti-viral spray and hand sanitiser will be provided for all attendees and social distancing will be adhered to.
Let’s keep Lancashire’s children cycling!
Team Go Velo.
#cycling #thebigbikeswap #lancashire #safetyfirst #recycle #keepchildrencycling🚴‍♂️THE BIG BIKE SWAP👀

Do you have a children’s bicycle that you no longer need?

Has your child outgrown their current bike and would benefit from a replacement?

Go Velo are pleased to announce that we will be hosting THE BIG BIKE SWAP 🚴‍♀‍

WHERE? – The Steven Burke Sports Hub – Barrowford

WHEN? – Thursday 8th April 2021

DONATIONS – 10am – 12 noon

COLLECTIONS – 1pm – 5pm

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

✔️ We will be accepting donations of unwanted, roadworthy children’s bikes during the morning session

✔️ Our fully trained mechanics will check these over to ensure that they are safe

✔️ Families will be invited to attend the afternoon session to collect a bike to suit their child

✔️ Instructors will be on hand to ensure your child feels comfortable and knows how everything works

❌ Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept any adult bikes, or children’s bikes that are deemed unsafe or unsuitable

Go Velo cannot guarantee that there will be a suitable bike for every child, as stock available will be dependent on donations on the day. We will however take details from any child that does not receive a bike and be on the look out for a suitable replacement. Any unclaimed bikes will be donated to local schools.

The event will be running in line with government guidelines – anti-viral spray and hand sanitiser will be provided for all attendees and social distancing will be adhered to.

Let’s keep Lancashire’s children cycling!

Team Go Velo.

#cycling #thebigbikeswap #lancashire #safetyfirst #recycle #keepchildrencycling
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Theres just ONE WEEK to go until the BIG BIKE SWAP! 🚴‍♂️

Do you have a bike to donate? 

Does your child need a bigger, replacement? 

Come and see us at The Steven Burke Sports Hub next Thursday 8th April. 

DONATIONS – 10am – 12 noon

COLLECTIONS – 1pm – 5pm

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

✔️ We will be accepting donations of unwanted, roadworthy children’s bikes during the morning session
✔️ Our fully trained mechanics will check these over to ensure that they are safe
✔️ Families will be invited to attend the afternoon session to collect a bike to suit their child
✔️  Instructors will be on hand to ensure your child feels comfortable and knows how everything works
❌ Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept any adult bikes, or children’s bikes that are deemed unsafe or unsuitable

Go Velo cannot guarantee that there will be a suitable bike for every child, as stock available will be dependent on donations on the day. We will however take details from any child that does not receive a bike and be on the look out for a suitable replacement. Any unclaimed bikes will be donated to local schools. 
The event will be running in line with government guidelines – anti-viral spray and hand sanitiser will be provided for all attendees and social distancing will be adhered to. 
Let’s keep Lancashire’s children cycling! 
Team Go Velo.
#cycling #thebigbikeswap #lancashire #safetyfirst #recycle #keepchildrencycling🚴‍♂️

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Tom White

Kate White

Thank you for Chloe’s new bike. She does actually love it despite not being up for a photo earlier

3 weeks ago

Go Velo

Oooh! Working on the doorstep today. Jack and James are teaching little ones to ride a bike, thanks to Trawden Community Centre. Well done to all the little ones who have started their cycling journey today! ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done Lottie xx Sarah Mather

3 weeks ago

Go Velo

Amazing first day back at the hub since summer. Here’s some of today’s new riders 35/42 children riding a bike for the first time, lots of really happy children and shattered parents and grandparents! Fun day with the team and a family affair too! Well done to all! ... See MoreSee Less

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Kerri Holmes

Ettienne made great progress today. Thank you. And Kitty enjoyed the cycling too. 😊

We’ve had a great time today! See you again Wednesday 😊

Bayley Wells Tiago 💙

Where can I find information about go velo in Colne Lancashire please?

Jodie Marguerite us tomorrow xx

Jayne Davies, xxx

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4 weeks ago

Go Velo

Go Velo has booked out the Steven Burke Sports Hub for learn to ride activities from 10-12 and 1-3 on Monday 29 March to Thursday 1 April and Tuesday 6th April - Thursday 8th April. Please feel free to use the bottom end of the circuit whilst we are training, but be aware of young riders and parents whilst making your way down there.
Thanks in advance.
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Go Velo has booked out the Steven Burke Sports Hub for learn to ride activities from 10-12 and 1-3 on Monday 29 March to Thursday 1 April and Tuesday 6th April - Thursday 8th April. Please feel free to use the bottom end of the circuit whilst we are training, but be aware of young riders and parents whilst making your way down there.
Thanks in advance.

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It's showing on the CDPP web site that you have it booked for Friday 9th April and all of the following week.

4 weeks ago

Go Velo

THE BIG BIKE SWAP👀

Do you have a children’s bicycle that you no longer need?

Has your child outgrown their current bike and would benefit from a replacement?

Go Velo are pleased to announce that we will be hosting THE BIG BIKE SWAP 🚴‍♀‍

WHERE? – The Steven Burke Sports Hub – Barrowford

WHEN? – Thursday 8th April 2021

DONATIONS – 10am – 12 noon

COLLECTIONS – 1pm – 5pm

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

✔️ We will be accepting donations of unwanted, roadworthy children’s bikes during the morning session

✔️ Our fully trained mechanics will check these over to ensure that they are safe

✔️ Families will be invited to attend the afternoon session to collect a bike to suit their child

✔️ Instructors will be on hand to ensure your child feels comfortable and knows how everything works

❌ Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept any adult bikes, or children’s bikes that are deemed unsafe or unsuitable

Go Velo cannot guarantee that there will be a suitable bike for every child, as stock available will be dependent on donations on the day. We will however take details from any child that does not receive a bike and be on the look out for a suitable replacement. Any unclaimed bikes will be donated to local schools.

The event will be running in line with government guidelines – anti-viral spray and hand sanitiser will be provided for all attendees and social distancing will be adhered to.

Let’s keep Lancashire’s children cycling!

Team Go Velo.

#cycling #thebigbikeswap #lancashire #safetyfirst #recycle #keepchildrencycling
... See MoreSee Less

THE BIG BIKE SWAP👀

Do you have a children’s bicycle that you no longer need? 

Has your child outgrown their current bike and would benefit from a replacement? 

Go Velo are pleased to announce that we will be hosting THE BIG BIKE SWAP 🚴‍♀‍

WHERE? – The Steven Burke Sports Hub – Barrowford

WHEN? – Thursday 8th April 2021

DONATIONS – 10am – 12 noon

COLLECTIONS – 1pm – 5pm

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

✔️ We will be accepting donations of unwanted, roadworthy children’s bikes during the morning session

✔️ Our fully trained mechanics will check these over to ensure that they are safe

✔️ Families will be invited to attend the afternoon session to collect a bike to suit their child

✔️  Instructors will be on hand to ensure your child feels comfortable and knows how everything works

❌ Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept any adult bikes, or children’s bikes that are deemed unsafe or unsuitable

Go Velo cannot guarantee that there will be a suitable bike for every child, as stock available will be dependent on donations on the day. We will however take details from any child that does not receive a bike and be on the look out for a suitable replacement. Any unclaimed bikes will be donated to local schools. 

The event will be running in line with government guidelines – anti-viral spray and hand sanitiser will be provided for all attendees and social distancing will be adhered to. 

Let’s keep Lancashire’s children cycling! 

Team Go Velo.

#cycling #thebigbikeswap #lancashire #safetyfirst #recycle #keepchildrencycling

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Oh, just seen this & missed the date. I have a children's bike in good order, suitable for ages around 10 to 15. It's a girly bike, can send photos if anyone interested.

Richard Grimshaw Nicola Pickup

Brilliant 👏👏

This is brilliant

Hi, possibly a really silly question, do you have to have donated a bike in the earlier session to be able to receive one?

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4 weeks ago

Go Velo

Back by popular demand.........Our FREE learn to ride holiday sessions will start again next week - we cant wait to see you. Booking is essential!! Please sign up here
www.govelo.co.uk/book-a-course/
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Back by popular demand.........Our FREE learn to ride holiday sessions will start again next week - we cant wait to see you. Booking is essential!!  Please sign up here
https://www.govelo.co.uk/book-a-course/

Comment on Facebook Back by popular ...

Stacey Gibson xx

Jayne Davies

Emma Em D Mitchell x

Dannie Reeve

Joanne Ashton

Tom White

Amanda Holt 😁😍

Natalie Watson

Brilliant! I’ve Just booked my two lads on!

Does the child have to be confident riding with stabilisers before doing these sessions?

Brilliant stuff! So looking forward to these starting up again.

Can you book more than 1 session or do they only need one session? Xx

Sarah Blackburn just booked the kids on for Monday afternoon if you fancy it with ry xxx

Claire Shilton

Laura Murray? X x

Emma B Hill

Jodie Marguerite

Are you doing any in Preston again x

Sara Bates Sophie Griffin

Matty Collins

Bayley Wells?

Danny Gleave think we should book lily on?

Nick Burton

Are you doing any in Colne please?

Tara Torlay for Lomond?

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1 month ago

Go Velo

A couple of our instructors were doing workplace training today. Weather = Marty ... See MoreSee Less

A couple of our instructors were doing workplace training today. Weather = Marty

1 month ago

Go Velo

Are you thinking of picking a bicycle up after a 20 year break?
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Would you like to commute into work but are worried about riding in busy traffic?
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Has you child completed Bikeability training and you want to know how to help them take it further and be safer?
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Maybe you're thinking of becoming a Cycle Instructor?
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If the answer to any of the above is yes, then watch this video!
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To see available dates and book on please visit the Events section on the Go Velo Facebook page.

www.facebook.com/events/1108062892999288/
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Great to see you have booked on Justin Dyson!

Great idea x

1 month ago

Go Velo

All systems flow - we’re back in business! The team are taking lateral flow tests twice weekly and are updating the NHS test and trace app. We are making sure we keep each other and our riders safe. Flow, flow, flow Go Velo. ... See MoreSee Less

All systems flow - we’re back in business! The team are taking lateral flow tests twice weekly and are updating the NHS test and trace app. We are making sure we keep each other and our riders safe. Flow, flow, flow Go Velo.

1 month ago

Go Velo

Proud to take part in the International Women’s Day campaign today and promote equality in the cycle training industry.Bikeability instructor and director of Go Velo, Kirsti Grayson, celebrates International Women's Day with us to help promote equality for all 🚴‍♀️

#IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge
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Proud to take part in the International Women’s Day campaign today and promote equality in the cycle training industry.

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Much to be proud of Kirsti 👏

1 month ago

Go Velo

Here's Bikeability Trust's executive director Emily Cherry! We are all so excited to be back in schools and encouraging cycling, big thanks to the schools who are welcoming us in.

fb.watch/45E69Q9Dhl/
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2 months ago

Go Velo

A big round of applause for children, home schooling parents and teachers! It’s been a tough one, it’s been emotional but it’s over! School’s are back in and team Go Velo can’t wait to see you all again. Bikeability is back! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Go Velo

Fabulous to see our news about Barry's kindness and generosity has been shared amongst the cycle training industry. We cant wait to use his equipment and will do so in his memory. Still moved by this.After a paralysing accident, Barry Howarth continued cycling, using power-assisted tandem trikes and power-assisted hand crank cycles.
Sadly, Barry passed away in January 2021, but he left all his equipment to Go Velo for people with a disability to use at their sessions and to take into schools.

Read the full story below 👇

bikeability.org.uk/stories/barrys-generous-donation-of-specialist-disability-cycles-for-training-...
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Fabulous to see our news about Barrys kindness and generosity has been shared amongst the cycle training industry. We cant wait to use his equipment and will do so in his memory. Still moved by this.

2 months ago

Go Velo

Back to work! Dr Bike session at a Lancashire Primary School. 26 bikes fettled and ready to roll. Here’s a nice example to of what we come across regularly. If you can identify the problem and remedy how to fix it you may get a high five (when we can do that again). #cyclinguk #BigBikeRevival #bikeservicing ... See MoreSee Less

Back to work! Dr Bike session at a Lancashire Primary School. 26 bikes fettled and ready to roll.  Here’s a nice example to of what we come across regularly.  If you can identify the problem and remedy how to fix it you may get a high five (when we can do that again). #cyclinguk #BigBikeRevival #bikeservicing

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Lol the front forks are the wrong way round?

2 months ago

Go Velo

Behind the scenes we don't always get things right. Todays Homer Simpson moment was contacting Kelbrook School to organise a collection of one of our bikes. After much confusion and searching of the premises for our lost bike, school owner and I realised that I may have called the wrong "school”. I had called Kelbrook Shooting School instead- lots of laughter and apologies followed. Our missing bike has been retrieved from Kelbrook Primary School and is now secured back at the ranch! ... See MoreSee Less

Behind the scenes we dont always get things right.  Todays Homer Simpson moment was contacting Kelbrook School to organise a collection of one of our bikes.  After much confusion and searching of the premises for our lost bike, school owner and I realised that I may have called the wrong school”. I had called Kelbrook Shooting School instead-  lots of laughter and apologies followed. Our missing bike has been retrieved from Kelbrook Primary School and is now secured back at the ranch!

2 months ago

Go Velo

Training update

🚴 Schools with year 6 pupils taking part in Bikeability will be our priority

🚴 We will honour all existing year 6 school bookings from March 8th and will call to confirm the booking this week

🚴 Schools with year 6 pupils that have missed out on Bikeability this year will have the option of catching up with the training in the Summer term.

🚴 Holiday activity will go ahead from April 12. This will mainly be focused on Bikeability Level 1/2/3 for year 6 pupils to ensure they do not miss out before leaving primary school......but we will of course put on our very popular learn to ride courses too. Watch this space for eventbrite links.

🚴 Adult training will resume from April 12.

Our training is conducted within Government guidelines for Corona Virus. We social distance, use regular and frequent hand sanitiser and provide anti viral wipes and spray if you are using our equipment. Please contact us for our risk assessment if you are concerned.

The above plan could change depending on Government guidelines but it’s looking good for now.

Thanks all - please get in touch if you have any queries.
We can’t wait to see you all again
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Training update

🚴 Schools with year 6 pupils taking part in Bikeability will be our priority 

🚴  We will honour all existing year 6 school bookings from March 8th and will call to confirm the booking this week

🚴  Schools with year 6 pupils that have missed out on Bikeability this year will have the option of catching up with the training in the Summer term. 

🚴  Holiday activity will go ahead from April 12. This will mainly be focused on Bikeability Level 1/2/3 for year 6 pupils to ensure they do not miss out before leaving primary school......but we will of course put on our very popular learn to ride courses too. Watch this space for eventbrite links. 

🚴 Adult training will resume from April 12. 

Our training is conducted within Government  guidelines for Corona Virus. We social distance, use regular and frequent hand sanitiser and provide anti viral wipes and spray if you are using our equipment. Please contact us for our risk assessment if you are concerned. 

The above plan could change depending on Government guidelines but it’s looking good for now. 

Thanks all - please get in touch if you have any queries. 
We can’t wait to see you all again

Comment on Facebook Training update ...

Hope Great Harwood Primary and Mr Woodruff's class are on your list.

2 months ago

Go Velo

Two weeks after receiving the innovation grant to train people with SEND, we received some news that Go Velo had been donated some fabulous adapted bikes. Today was a very moving day, as the bikes, including hand crank bikes, tandem trikes, wheel chair adapted bikes and power assisted tandem/ trikes have been donated by Barry Howarth. Barry cycled with Pendle Forest until he had an accident on a club run 30 years ago. He was left paralysed, but continued cycling with his wife Betty using the adapted bikes. Barry passed away last week but wanted to give his bikes to Go Velo as knew we would make good use of them. We are so grateful for them and know that so many people will make use of them in the future. Barry was always fun to talk to and always came and chatted when we were at work at the hub, the Go Velo team will miss him lots. We will make a donation in his memory to spinal research and keep in touch with Betty who is keen to see the bikes in action. ❤️❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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A really lovely story. 👏👏👏👏👏Wishing you well with them Kirsti.

Excellent, Alan Roper and myself got to know Barry at the Steven Burke Sport Hub he would be there most mornings in his motorised wheelchair with is wife and carer, they would walk round with him... Great gesture from a really nice man. R.I.P. we will miss him.

A lovely gesture all round.

What a great story. You’re gunna have a lot of fun and reward with those machines.

3 months ago

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Here’s Sarah White head teacher from Coates Lane Primary School in Barnoldswick. We’ve always loved going into this school to deliver Bikeability and learn to ride sessions as the school has such a caring and happy environment. What a fabulous head with a very poignant message right now. Our hearts go out to everyone home schooling and trying to get through this situation. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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Woke up to some great news - our innovation fund application had been accepted. This will allow us more time to train riders with SEND, work to lower ratios, buy, store and transport suitable equipment and offer SEND awareness training for our instructors. We can’t wait to get back to work now to start this exciting new project. ... See MoreSee Less

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Emma Mac , This is what we were thinking about, getting a grant for.

Congratulations

Excellent news. Well done 👏

3 months ago

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Whilst it’s a bit quiet on the training front, it’s all go still at HQ, refreshing and updating our training resources so that our riders get the very best we can give them. We can’t wait to get back to work and to put it all into practice. ... See MoreSee Less

Whilst it’s a bit quiet on the training front, it’s all go still at HQ, refreshing and updating our training resources so that our riders get the very best we can give them.  We can’t wait to get back to work and to put it all into practice.

3 months ago

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Parents - if you are home schooling and live in Trawden please contact us if you would like to borrow our bikes for self guided, family adventures (at your own risk) for an hour or so this weekend. Our equipment is all anti viral wiped between use. This might help let off some steam as we appreciate its hard for home educators right now. ***attention grabbing pic, fully aware it’s not summer*** ... See MoreSee Less

Parents - if you are home schooling and live in Trawden please contact us if you would like to borrow our bikes for self guided, family adventures (at your own risk) for an hour or so this weekend. Our equipment is all anti viral wiped between use. This might help let off some steam as we appreciate its hard for home educators right now. ***attention grabbing pic, fully aware it’s not summer***

3 months ago

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The Department for Education has confirmed "Bikeability training can take place in schools for vulnerable
children and children of key workers subject to the measures described in the guidance. It can also be provided
as wraparound care and extracurricular activity outside of the school day."
Go Velo can therefore deliver Bikeability to Key worker and vulnerable children, should this help teachers with the current situation in schools. Please get in touch if you would like further information.
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4 months ago

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COVID update - If your school is scheduled in for this half term, we have a few slots left to reschedule Bikeability in April (assuming we can deliver by then!). Please get in touch ASAP as we will be very busy playing catch up and our diary is already full for Summer term! Big thanks - crossing fingers we can see you all again soon. ... See MoreSee Less

COVID update - If your school is scheduled in for this half term, we have a few slots left to reschedule Bikeability in April (assuming we can deliver by then!). Please get in touch ASAP as we will be very busy playing catch up and our diary is already full for Summer term! Big thanks - crossing fingers we can see you all again soon.

4 months ago

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Happy New year to you all from Team Go Velo. Here’s a little snap shot of 2020. In addition to Bikeability 1,2 and 3 and Adult Training, we did loads of holiday clubs, Dr Bike sessions and Bike Maintenance courses, were film stars on numerous occasions and have worked well together to keep the wheels turning. We look forward to 2021 and working with you all to encouraging cycling in Lancashire. HNY from GV ... See MoreSee Less

Happy New year to you all from Team Go Velo. Here’s a little snap shot of 2020. In addition to Bikeability 1,2 and 3 and Adult Training, we did loads of holiday clubs, Dr Bike sessions and Bike Maintenance courses, were film stars on numerous occasions and have worked well together to keep the wheels turning. We look forward to 2021 and working with you all to encouraging cycling in Lancashire. HNY from GV

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Well done Go Velo and all the very best for 2021. Keep cycling 🚵‍♀️! Xx

Go Velo ... you’re absolute stars. Very proud of you indeed 🥰🥰

4 months ago

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What a great Christmas present! We got some chocolate bike tools through the post from PropelU who we have worked with since Covid struck. What a thoughtful and funky gift. ThankU xx ... See MoreSee Less

What a great Christmas present! We got some chocolate bike tools through the post from PropelU who we have worked with since Covid struck. What a thoughtful and funky gift. ThankU xx

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It doesn't taste as good as it looks

4 months ago

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We are still hard at it, despite the cold weather. Our pop up Dr Bike mechanics were at St Christopher’s High School in Accrington today fixing bikes for staff and pupils. 33 bikes were fettled, including cables and brake blocks changed, derailleurs fixed, gears indexed and loads of tires pumped up. All funded by the Big Bike Revival Cycling UK. Off to Park Primary School, Colne tomorrow for more! ... See MoreSee Less

We are still hard at it, despite the cold weather. Our pop up Dr Bike mechanics were at St Christopher’s High School in Accrington today fixing bikes for staff and pupils. 33 bikes were fettled, including cables and brake blocks changed, derailleurs fixed, gears indexed and loads of tires pumped up. All funded by the Big Bike Revival Cycling UK. Off to Park Primary School, Colne tomorrow for more!

4 months ago

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Not only have we been filming but the team have also been busy helping the Bikeability Trust with some amazing photos. Our blue T shirts were swapped for orange. Great to have super professional photographer Karen Clark out with us for the day! Watch this space for some ace pics! ... See MoreSee Less

Not only have we been filming but the team have also been busy helping the Bikeability Trust with some amazing photos. Our blue T shirts were swapped for orange. Great to have super professional photographer Karen Clark out with us for the day! Watch this space for some ace pics!

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Wowsers! How many sneaky pics did you take? 🤣 Absolutely a pleasure and a privilege as always 😊🚴🏾‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴🏻

5 months ago

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A little taste of things to come! Filming Bikeability Level 2 and 3 and keeping it in the family with 3 Instructor’s kiddos taking part over the weekend. Here’s lovely Lily doing level 2. It was a long cold day and she was incredible, nailing the outcomes and she didn’t complain once! What a super young lady. Two teenagers in a busy level 3 environment will be a different filming experience tomorrow! Thanks to Michael and Sparky from Booth Film production, who are ace to work with and super patient! ... See MoreSee Less

A little taste of things to come! Filming Bikeability Level 2 and 3 and keeping it in the family with 3 Instructor’s kiddos taking part over the weekend. Here’s lovely Lily doing level 2. It was a long cold day and she was incredible, nailing the outcomes and she didn’t complain once! What a super young lady. Two teenagers in a busy level 3 environment will be a different filming experience tomorrow! Thanks to Michael and Sparky from Booth Film production, who are ace to work with and super patient!

5 months ago

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And we’re off! First day of filming with the fabulous Little Lily! What a star. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

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When you find the perfect child’s helmets! Buzzing! #branding #goveloblue ... See MoreSee Less

When you find the perfect child’s helmets! Buzzing! #branding #goveloblue

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These are great, please can I ask where you found them, I’d love one for my little girl x

Those are lovely! 🚲🚲🚲

They are great.

5 months ago

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Looking for a child’s bike for Christmas? There will be some fabulous ones, rebuilt and checked by trained mechanics and ready for collection in Rossendale......oh and they also do loads of adults bikes too!We currently have a great selection of kids bikes in stock perfect xmas prezzie 🙂🙂🚲🚲🚲 ... See MoreSee Less

Looking for a child’s bike for Christmas? There will be some fabulous ones, rebuilt and checked by trained mechanics and ready for collection in Rossendale......oh and they also do loads of adults bikes too!

5 months ago

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Our ace instructors spent the last few weeks at Tor View Specialist Learning Community delivering Level 1 and 2 Bikeability. It's so good to know we are making a difference and helping people learn skills for life. Here's what they had to say
"Hi, thank you so much for running this course with our students. All our students have special educational needs and therefore having the ability to safely access the community to become an active part of it means such a lot. Many of our students do not have the confidence to get out and about without an adult and hopefully this will help them to build on their confidence and develop essential life skills, whilst taking care of their health and wellbeing. Thanks again you have been amazing.
From Julie and all my students at Tor View School."
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Our ace instructors spent the last few weeks at Tor View Specialist Learning Community delivering Level 1 and 2 Bikeability.  Its so good to know we are making a difference and helping people learn skills for life. Heres what they had to say
Hi, thank you so much for running this course with our students. All our students have special educational needs and therefore having the ability to safely access the community to become an active part of it means such a lot. Many of our students do not have the confidence to get out and about without an adult and hopefully this will help them to build on their confidence and develop essential life skills, whilst taking care of their health and wellbeing. Thanks again you have been amazing.
From Julie and all my students at Tor View School.

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It was a pleasure, really enjoyed working with the youngsters

Lovely to read this.

5 months ago

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Winter Wheelers Advent Calendar

Love to Ride has launched the Winter Wheelers Advent Calendar for adults today! They are giving prizes away every day until Christmas day. On Christmas day they have a star prize…

A brand-new E-bike!

Participants simply need to register and log a ride or rides in December.

Register – Love to Ride Lancashire
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5 months ago

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Here’s Pendle’s MP Andrew Stephenson observing one of our Bikeability sessions. It was great to discuss all things cycling and his enthusiasm for what we are doing.Last month I was pleased to join Go Velo Ltd and students from Lord Street Primary School in Colne to observe a Bikeability lesson.

Bikeability is Department for Transport’s flagship national cycle training programme for schoolchildren in England, and is a key component of the Government’s long term vision for cycling and walking.

Bikeability training provides schoolchildren with a life skill. It is a practical training programme, enabling trainees to cycle safely and confidently on today’s roads. More than 3 million children have now received Bikeability training since the programme’s inception in 2007.

The Prime Minister’s vision for cycling and walking published in July set an aspiration to “offer cycle training to everyone who wants to undertake it, whether free or at a nominal charge”. This includes both children and adults. 2019/20 was a record year for the programme with more than 420,000 training places delivered. Bikeability training has now resumed in schools and training is delivered in a COVID secure environment.

Photo by 5 Little Boys Media.
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Here’s Pendle’s MP Andrew Stephenson observing one of our Bikeability sessions. It was great to discuss all things cycling and his enthusiasm for what we are doing.

5 months ago

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A fabulous start to the new week! Well done team Bowerham. Great job!! We can’t wait to come back in to do learn to ride in January with Reception.

“I want to say thank you for all the help and guidance your tutors have shown our children over the past week whilst going through levels 1,2 and 3.
The children have loved it, it has been a dream.
Please thank each staff member - they are amazing!”
Debbie Steel.
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5 months ago

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Two days with Lancashire Constabulary training up officers to use their bikes for work. Level 1,2,3 Bikeability and some bike maintenance thrown in to ensure no one gets stuck with a puncture. Great people to work with and we don’t have to lock the bikes up!! ... See MoreSee Less

Two days with Lancashire Constabulary training up officers to use their bikes for work. Level 1,2,3 Bikeability and some bike maintenance thrown in to ensure no one gets stuck with a puncture. Great people to work with and we don’t have to lock the bikes up!!

5 months ago

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Keeping it in the family - 5000 postcards of niece Flick arrived, helping keep children in Lancashire safe. We can’t adjust helmets due to social distancing and nor can we go into school buildings to help teachers, so Cousin Andy from T Creative made us these! ... See MoreSee Less

Keeping it in the family - 5000 postcards of niece Flick arrived, helping keep children in Lancashire safe. We can’t adjust helmets due to social distancing and nor can we go into school buildings to help teachers, so Cousin Andy from T Creative made us these!

5 months ago

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Looking forward to working with Lancashire Police again later this week, delivering cycle training and bike maintenance to officers. Our instructors will be on their best behaviour. ... See MoreSee Less

Looking forward to working with Lancashire Police again later this week, delivering cycle training and bike maintenance to officers. Our instructors will be on their best behaviour.

5 months ago

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Are you new to cycling? Is your saddle in the correct position?
If your saddle is at the wrong height, this could lead to injury. 🚴‍♀️🚵‍♀️ #cycling #beginner #saddle #Height #lancashire
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Are you new to cycling? Is your saddle in the correct position?
If your saddle is at the wrong height, this could lead to injury. 🚴‍♀️🚵‍♀️ #cycling #beginner #saddle #HEIGHT #lancashire

5 months ago

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Thank you Waterfoot Primary School, Rossendale - super quick turn around. 4 working days from initial booking to training starting and a huge 90 children taking part. That's incredible organisation.

"Even though we had a quick turn around getting letters out and the children ready, all the staff have been extremely happy with they way it has been organised and run. We have known each day what time to have the children ready and what they have needed and the instructors have done their best to ensure that the children have had what they needed.
From the children, they have all been extremely happy and upbeat about the training they received, especially those who are now able to ride a bike and do so more confidently. They are very proud of themselves and a number of them have thanked us for organising it for them.
Below are some messages from parents when I sent the message to them that they were doing the training:
Glad you’re still doing this sort of thing! Sal is very excited x
Sal loved it. In fact he’s bringing his bike to school tomorrow. We only 5 mins walk away!"
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Awesome

Brilliant to see, well done 👏

That's fab feedback

5 months ago

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We love teaching children - today's funniest moment included a child stating proudly that they spoke three different languages. English, Scottish and Whalesish. ... See MoreSee Less

We love teaching children - todays funniest moment included a child stating proudly that they spoke three different languages.  English, Scottish and Whalesish.

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Was that a child or Kirsti Grayson?!

Yaki dah

GO VELO OFFERS A DIVERSE, INCLUSIVE RANGE OF CYCLE ACTIVITIES AND INSTRUCTOR TRAINING THROUGHOUT THE NORTH WEST

CYCLE COURSES CAN BE ARRANGED ANYWHERE IN THE NORTH WEST AND OUR INSTRUCTOR TRAINING CAN BE DELIVERED NATIONWIDE WITH OUR QUALIFIED TUTORS..

Bikeability Training

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.

ADULT CYCLE TRAINING

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.

Instructor Training

As a Recognised Delivery Centre, we offer the 1st4Sports Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training for both new and existing instructors and is ideal for anyone who wishes to work as a paid cycle instructor.

EVENTS

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.

INCLUSIVE CYCLE TRAINING

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.

BIKE MAINTENANCE

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!

BOOK ONE OF OUR COURSES NOW

WE CAN EVEN OFFER EXTRA COURSES ON DEMAND, SO GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR PREFERRED DATES

IT’S SO EASY TO BOOK ONE OF OUR COURSES

TO BOOK INSTANTLY ONTO CURRENTLY AVAILABLE COURSES, CHECK OUT OUR CURRENT COURSES PAGE. OR CLICK BELOW 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 riders with a disability. It is universally popular. We are able to help just about anyone!

DON’T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT…