One of the major benefits of cycle training is how it can encourage people to take up cycling, who might otherwise have thought it wasn’t for them.
Cycle training helps people overcome the barrier to imagining themselves cycling routinely by giving them the practical skills they need to do it confidently.
We supported the freshers’ fair at Nelson and Colne College, promoting cycling and providing easy-to-use maps for students and staff, to encourage them to cycle to college.
Working in Partnership
Go Velo’s partnership with Nelson and Colne College started on a small scale, but has grown into a wider project that includes tailored cycling courses and bike maintenance workshops but also loaning out bikes across the college’s two sites.
We’ve also worked with the college to develop safe cycling routes to and from its sites.
Wellbeing and Skills for Life
“Go Velo also taught around 10 of our students how to ride a bike, which has had an amazing impact on their confidence and self-esteem but also given them a skill for life.”
The bigger picture is that cycling is good for sustainability. The environment benefits if more people choose cycling over motorised forms of transport. Along with the low energy requirements of cycling are its contributions to improving air quality and helping us move towards reduced carbon emissions.
But on a more localised, individual level, cycling can improve wellbeing as well as physical health.
“One 16 year old girl overcame so many barriers to participate in cycling. She couldn’t ride a bike and she was partially deaf. With the Go Velo team she was able to master riding a bike safely.”
Go Velo’s mission is to make cycling accessible for all, so that everyone can experience these benefits. And they’re benefits that can make a profound impact on people, and last a lifetime.
Cycle Training from Go Velo
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January 05, 2021