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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!

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

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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

Dr Bike School Sessions

Dr Bike tests children's personal bikes, highlighting any issues so that parents can act on this advice.

About This Project

Safe cycling is about more than building confidence and awareness and learning essential bike handling and riding skills. It’s also about keeping bikes in good, safe working order.

 

Dr Bike is Go Velo’s visiting bike maintenance service.

 

A qualified cycle mechanic visits schools, communities and workplaces, making minor repairs to bikes.

 

The customer gets a tick sheet, which gives details of repairs made and any further work that is necessary.

 

Dr Bike encourages anyone who attends these sessions to use their local bike shop for major repairs.

 

 

Promoting Safer Cycling

 

Dr Bike makes all the difference to the children and their chance to engage.”

 

Go Velo runs regular Bikeability sessions for schoolchildren, and Dr Bike visits schools in advance, as part of this service, to assess the bikes the small children bring to school.

 

This is an excellent way of discovering whether bikes are best-suited for their riders, and not too big, too small or in need of repair to make them safe.

 

Where Dr Bike finds a bike isn’t suitable, or safe, the school can match another bike to the child, one that has been fixed to the highest standards.

 

This gives the school full confidence in allowing children to participate in Bikeability.

 

And parents appreciate this service too, as they can go to a repair shop with the clear knowledge of what work they require.

 

Without Dr Bike’s skill-set and adaptability, many of my children would never take part in this life skill and miss out on a healthy, active future.”

 

In schools, Go Velo’s Dr Bike service is funded by Cycling UK’s Big Bike revival. When visiting communities and workplaces, funding for Dr Bike comes from Connecting East Lancashire.

 

“Within days of Bikeability, the bike racks are full, and you can see children happily riding to and from school with new found confidence and ability.”

 

For more information about Bikeability, Dr Bike and our full range of courses, please fill in our contact form, and we’ll be back in touch as soon as possible.

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