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