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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

Cycling Day at the Scarisbrick Centre

The Scarisbrick Centre is an in-patient unit at Ormskirk District General Hospital. It provides care and treatment for adult service users showing signs of mental illness.

About This Project

“This is Just the beginning for us and we have more ideas and future plans to come.”

 

The Scarisbrick Centre is an in-patient unit at Ormskirk District General Hospital. It provides care and treatment for adult service users showing signs of mental illness.

 

Go Velo held an introduction to cycling day at the centre.

 

A range of people attended this course, including service users, doctors, nurses, students, occupational therapy and support workers.

 

Consequently, this meant there was a range of cycling abilities among the attendees, from people who had never ridden, or had not done so since childhood, to keen, regular riders.

 

Go Velo worked closely with David and Oliver, two employees of the centre who had gained a Ride Leadership award from the British Cycling Association. They were now fully trained and insured for delivering and leading rides of either eight riders each, or 16 jointly.

The Cycling Day followed on closely from their training, to help lay the groundwork for future cycling activity and participation at the centre.

 

 

What the Cycling Day Involved

 

The morning session of the cycling day focused on bike maintenance, including

fixing punctures, checking brakes and gears.

 

The afternoon session was all about teaching new cycling skills, and refreshing the skills of riders who hadn’t used a bike for a while.

 

The aim of the cycle training was to encourage participation for everyone, and to build confidence and raise awareness of road safety.

 

On the day, Go Velo provided all the bikes and safety equipment used by participants in the course.

 

For more information about Go Velo’s tailored cycle training and bike maintenance courses, please fill in our contact form, and we’ll be back in touch as soon as possible.

 

“Since the cycling day, we’ve been able to arrange inclusive bike rides with some of our service users, who’ve been wanting activities to help with their physical and mental health and wellbeing. We’ve been getting some incredible feedback from them.”

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