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6 days ago

Go Velo

Due to some exciting new contracts, we're recruiting enthusiastic, fun people to join our Lancashire team of dedicated cycle instructors, event personnel, bike mechanics and ride leaders. Full training will be given to the right people. Send in your CV via our website or get in touch for an informal chat. ... See MoreSee Less

Due to some exciting new contracts, were recruiting enthusiastic, fun people to join our Lancashire team of dedicated cycle instructors, event personnel, bike mechanics and ride leaders.  Full training will be given to the right people.   Send in your CV via our website or get in touch for an informal chat.

6 days ago

Go Velo

Due to some exciting new contracts, we are recruiting enthusiastic, fun cycle instructors to join our Lancashire team. Please get in touch and send in your CV. Full training can be given to the right personnel.

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2 weeks ago

Go Velo

Freshers Fair at Nelson and Colne College today. We took our smoothy bike and chatted all things cycling! ... 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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