Cycling charity to raise profile on bike use

January 20 2014

LIFE Cycle UK will be holding a cycling awareness day tomorrow for locals wishing to get on their bikes.

Date published: 20.1.2013

LIFE Cycle UK will be holding a cycling awareness day tomorrow for locals wishing to get on their bikes. 

The event, which will run between 11am - 2.30pm outside Sainsbury's on upper Gloucester Road, will give locals the chance to join Life Cycle’s inclusive rides and sign up to cycle training.

A free 'Dr Bike' session will also be available for anyone wishing to get their bike checked over by a mechanic.

Life Cycle UK is the Gloucester Road branch's Charity of the Year. The Sainsbury's Local will be supporting the cycling awareness day with free refreshments.

Stacey Fordham, store manager at Sainsbury's Bishopston, said: “We chose Life Cycle as our Charity of the year, due to the great work they do to encourage and support people to get active through everyday cycling, as well as their work teaching prisoners skills in bicycle refurbishment."

Life Cycle UK offers various groups including Silver Cyclists which runs social bike rides for the over 55s; Bike Minded which provides opportunities for  people experiencing issues with their mental wellbeing; and Two’s Company, a  tandem riding group for young people and adults who are blind or visually impaired.

Project co-ordinator, Heather Pugh, said: “All our groups are friendly, approachable and very welcoming. We are always keen to welcome more people who may otherwise find it difficult to get on a bike and start cycling.

"Anyone interested in finding out more can pop along to the event, have a cup of tea and chat to our staff and volunteers."

For further information, contact Heather on: (0117) 353 4580 or email: bikeminded@lifecycleuk.org.uk

The event will be taking place outside Sainsbury's, 256-258 Gloucester Road, Bishopston