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15 hours ago

Go Velo

Yet another super Super Slow Way ride this evening venturing via the canal to Thompson Park.
This park has superb access straight from the canal right into the park!!!

If you fancy joining us on one of our led rides then plesse get in touch, you'll love it 💙💚
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Yet another super Super Slow Way  ride this evening venturing via the canal to Thompson Park. 
This park has superb access straight from the canal right into the park!!! 

If you fancy joining us on one of our led rides then plesse get in touch,  youll love it 💙💚

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We still got wet lol, riding through puddles is always great fun tho 😁

Great pics from Emma Mac! Sun shining again!!!!

2 days ago

Go Velo

Well done to Matthew Field our logistics guru and our fabulous inclusion lead Emma Mac for this super feedback. Working with UcLan and Love to Ride is always great fun. ... See MoreSee Less

Well done to Matthew Field  our logistics guru and our fabulous inclusion lead Emma Mac for this super feedback. Working with UcLan and Love to Ride is always great fun.

3 days ago

Go Velo

These amazing riders are all excited to take part in Bikeability today! ... See MoreSee Less

These amazing riders are all excited to take part in Bikeability today!

Ride Active: From Sofa to Saddle

We hold our Ride Active course in East Lancashire. It’s funded by Connecting East Lancashire.

About This Project

“This has given us the opportunity to cycle, which has been brilliant.”

 

We hold our Ride Active course in East Lancashire. It’s funded by Connecting East Lancashire.

 

The aim of this nine-week course is to encourage new cyclists to gain essential skills in a traffic-free environment, then progressing to on-road training. Each weekly session lasts 90 minutes.

 

Ride Active includes basic bike maintenance too.

 

The course finishes with a celebratory bike ride, awards, medals… and cake!

 

 

Progressive Learning

 

“The instructors are very friendly and approachable. They’re helping us learn at our own pace.”

 

 

These sofa to saddle sessions are designed to build riders’ skills steadily, but at a pace they’re comfortable with.

 

The end goal is a 10k bike ride, and working towards this we focus on the different riders’ abilities.

 

The course is sociable, and we deliver it in a relaxed manner. It’s available for groups and individuals, and we aim to encourage groups of learners to continue cycling together after they’ve completed the course.

 

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

“The scheme Go Velo is delivering within our community has benefitted us as we are not only learning how to cycle but also practising five ways of wellbeing.”

 

Ride Active has various benefits besides delivering bike riding skills. Cycling promotes health and wellbeing.

 

There are numerous health benefits in being active every day, and this includes exercise having a positive impact on cardio-vascular performance. Regular activity can be good for knee, hip and back pain, and type two diabetes.

 

There are five ways of wellbeing that cycling can also promote:

 

  • Connect – talk, listen, be in the moment and feel connected
  • Be active – do what you can, and enjoy doing it
  • Take notice – appreciate the simple things that give you joy
  • Keep learning – embrace new experiences
  • Give – your time, your words, your patience.

 

 

Families and Flexibility

 

“ The best part was our children can learn with us too.”

 

Realising that many participants would not be able to attend due to childcare issues, we added further coaching and Bikeability sessions for riders’ children.   In this way, we could encourage family cycling.

 

For more information Go Velo’s Ride Active programme, please fill in our contact form, and we’ll be back in touch as soon as possible.

 

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