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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

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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