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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

Route Planning and Confidence Building for Schools

Planning routes with the students allowed them to decide which way they would need to go, to ride mostly traffic free from their homes to school

About This Project

Go Velo has been working with all 200 year 8 pupils at St Christopher’s, Accrington, providing Level 3 cycle training and route planning.

 

Go Velo has been working with all 200 year 8 pupils at St Christopher’s, Accrington, providing Level 3 cycle training and route planning.

 

We recognised that the infrastructure surrounding the school would allow for a mostly traffic-free journey to and from it.

 

When planning our training, we designed routes from the school’s main catchment areas. This meant we could give pupils the option of either Level 3 training or a traffic-free route to get to school.

 

We designed attractive traffic-free route cards to hand out, and held a route-planning session, where riders could decide on the most suitable route for them.

 

Boosting Confidence and Inclusivity

 

“The flexibility with planning and organising the event, meant it was accessible to every pupil, and the instructors catered for all abilities of students, in a caring environment.”

 

We put on extra cycle training sessions for any pupils lacking in confidence, including Learn to Ride training for pupils riding a bike for the first time.

 

We brought along helmets and bikes, to ensure everyone would have access to riding, and we got hold of a trike for one rider who was struggling with balancing.

 

 

Building a Safe Cycling Legacy

 

Go Velo is now working with the local authority with the aim of adding permanent rule markings from each catchment area to make traffic-free route to school as clear as possible.

 

The pupils could take away the route maps we’d prepared, to encourage them to keep cycling to school.

 

“Thank you Go Velo for providing us with such an excellent service in delivering Bikeability and map reading to our year 8 secondary school students.”

 

 

 

Cycle Training for Schools from Go Velo

 

For more information about Go Velo’s courses for schools, please fill in our contact form, and we’ll be back in touch as soon as possible.

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St Christopher’s High School

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