Blow away the cobwebs on a bike ride

November 01 2016

Now that the clocks have gone back and the days are shorter, it is all too easy to draw the curtains to the outside world. So it is especially valuable at this time of year to plan some time to appreciate the beauty that the season has to offer and blow out the cobwebs. You may even find that you can continue cycling into the winter months without experiencing the discomfort that you might imagine.

Now that the clocks have gone back and the days are shorter, it is all too easy to draw the curtains to the outside world. So it is especially valuable at this time of year to plan some time to appreciate the beauty that the season has to offer and blow out the cobwebs. You may even find that you can continue cycling into the winter months without experiencing the discomfort that you might imagine.

Life Cycle’s Bike Minded project helps to get people cycling for improved mental well-being. They offer help with sourcing a suitable, affordable bike, cycling lessons, route planning and bike maintenance as well as a programme of led group rides. The rides run throughout the year and now it is as important as ever to get out into the fresh air and get some gentle exercise with a group of friendly people.

Bike Minded has three group rides this November, one taking a loop of our local gem, the Concord Way, one to Frampton Cotterell and Iron Acton and short ride from Easton to Warmley.  

To find out more about Bike Minded, visit their website at www.lifecycleuk.org.uk/mental-wellbeing or call the project coordinator Heather Pugh on 0117 353 4580

Alternatively, if you are inspired to get out by yourself or with your family, take a look at the better by bike website for some great route ideas. Most of which are traffic free and very family friendly http://www.betterbybike.info/maps-and-rides/rides

If you need a bike, the team at Life Cycle’s Bike Back project hold sales of quality refurbished bikes every Thursday from their workshop at Horfield prison, Cambridge Road, BS7 8PS, between 10am and 4pm.