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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!

6 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 Events

We know from plenty of experience that we can draw a crowd at events, by offering lots of audience participation and promoting all things bike-related.

About This Project

We know from plenty of experience that we can draw a crowd at events, by offering lots of audience participation and promoting all things bike-related.

 

This crowd-drawing ability then means we can lend our support to different local charities and causes.

 

The scope of what we do is varied, but some of the events we’ve been a key part of include:

 

  • Globe 24 Velo Cycle Challenge – in partnership with Pendle Council, we organised this fundraiser for Pendleside Hospice
  • Connecting East Lancashire – Lancashire County Council’s smarter travel campaign
  • Love to Ride – supporting the ongoing drive to get more people, businesses and local governments behind cycling.

 

 

We provide support and cycling equipment to a diverse range of events, including:

  • Freshers’ fairs
  • County shows
  • Sustainable transport and active travel roadshows
  • Events for charities.

 

We supply our own event gazebo, with appropriate branding and banners to attract as much interest from people attending these events as possible.

 

A big part of what we do is running various cycle-related activities, such as free, pedal-powered fruit smoothies, cycle rides and obstacle courses for children. We provide fun bikes including a penny farthing, mini bike and gauswheel.

 

We also offer Dr Bike maintenance sessions at events, where people can come and have a bike mechanic fix their bikes for free.

 

Here are more details about some of the many events we’ve co-hosted and supported.

 

 

Globe Velo 24 Cycle Challenge

 

We held this at the Steven Burke Sports Hub in Nelson. The aim was to get as many cyclists involved as we could, to clock up 18,000 miles in 24 hours.

 

This was to raise funds for Pendleside Hospice. The overnight challenge also included local bands, and even a Lady Gaga tribute act.

 

Our aim was to encourage mass participation to match the distance of Mark Beaumont’s record-breaking global cycle route.

 

We encouraged people to donate £5 to then be a part of this 24 hour cycling challenge. There was also a 12 hour cycling challenge for businesses to get involved in, as teams, which enabled us to raise even more money for the hospice.

 

 

Love to Ride

 

We’ve been supporting Love to Ride, providing equipment and expertise at various events they’ve been promoting.

 

Love to Ride works with combined and local authorities, with government, advocacy organisations, cycling brands, independent cycling shops, workplaces and social cycling groups. It promotes the benefits of bike riding to residents across Lancashire and nationally.

 

Go Velo’s input at these events has also enabled Love to Ride to collect information about new riders, providing essential data to help them obtain further funding.

 

“Go Velo helps build confidence and empower people to have a go.”

 

For more information about Go Velo’s cycling support for events, please fill in our contact form, and we’ll be back in touch as soon as possible.

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