The Park Big Bike Day - including family cycling event at the Park 31st July 11am to 3pm

Park celebrates start of Charity Cycle ride with Cycling promotion event.

The Park is working with Bristol-based Cycling charity Life Cycle to stage a cycling event on Wednesday 31st July, 11.00am to 3.00pm.

The event will combine Life Cycle's 'Family Cycling' event with activities put on by The Park itself to culminate in the 'Big Send Off' for Steve and John who are going on a sponsored bike ride from Lands End to John O'Groats.

Events on the day will include


Help Needed! Accessible storage for Two's Company Tandems

Two's Company, our tandem riding project for young people and adults who are blind or visually impaired, is urgently looking for suitable storage for our fleet of up to 10 tandems.
Business Environment CityPoint Limited where the tandems are currently stored unfortunately no longer have the space and we will need to find an alternative before our 2016 programme starts up again in March next year.


Sea Mills Scouts & Cubs enjoy FREE Cycle Parking thanks to Take A Stand®

The 126th Sea Mills Scouts were very happy to recieve their FREE cycle stands thanks to Bristol City Council and Life Cycle UK's Take A Stand® scheme.

The stands were delivered in July and the Scout leaders installed them over the summer - now the girls and boys have secure storage to encourage them to cycle to their meetings.

Click here for more informaton on the Take A Stand® scheme.


Traffic free cycling on Bristol Downs - 20th September 2015

Join us for the last Cycle Sunday event of 2015....bring your bikes, family and friends to Bristol Downs on Sunday 20th September, from 9am - 12pm.  The closure of Circular Road will mean you can enjoy the freedom and peace of cycling around the Downs in a traffic free zone. Best of all - it's FREE! 

Activities will include....


Help Life Cycle win £10,000 - in just 10 seconds!

Steve Ewens, a visually-impaired tandem “back rider” with Life Cycle who recently completed a “Blind Tandem Land’s End to John O Groats”, is in the running to win a whopping £10,000 donation to Life Cycle UK. 

The competition, run by outdoorsy-shop Mountain Warehouse, is based on a public vote: can you spare 10 seconds to vote for Steve?


Generous Tandem Donation in Memory of Adrian Hill

Life Cycle's 'Two's Company' project has received a very kind donation of a tandem bicycle, in memory of Adrian Hill, who sadly passed away last year.

Adrian used to work for Life Cycle as a mechanic and was a keen cyclist and lover of all things bicycle, and those close to him were keen for one of his beautifully kept bikes to help support our tandem rides for young people and adults who are blind and visually impaired.


Cycle Active in Avonmouth, Sat 1st August, 11-3pm

Join us this Saturday, 1st August from 11 -3pm for free family fun at Avonmouth Community Centre. Bring your kids along to test out their cycle skills in our fun challenges or to pedal up a delicious fruit smoothie with our pedal-powered smoothie maker.  All the family can get their bikes checked over by one of our expert mechanics and minor repairs done.   Click here for more information.


Volunteer cyclist wanted!

We are seeking a volunteer or two who would enjoy cycling around Bristol taking snaps of cycle stands installed under Life Cycle' s Take a Stand Scheme. Its a great opportunity to spend time out and about exploring Bristol's hidden corners by bike whilst helping Life Cycle. Want to know more then please get in touch with Frances or Poppy: 0117 353 4580


Lands End - John O Groats "With my eyes shut!"

Lands End to John O Groats "With My Eyes Shut"

Huge congratulations to regular "Two's Company" back-rider Steve Ewens, who has successfully completed a gruelling Lands End to John O Groats ride on a tandem piloted by his brother - raising almost £4,000 for Life Cycle along the way!

Steve is one of the many blind or visually-impaired people who come out cycling on the back of a tandem with Life Cycle UK's pioneering Two's Company project. The project enlists the help of sighted volunteers to offer a regular programme of healthy, sociable group tandem rides to those who are unable to ride a bike independently.


Bristol Green Capital "Nature Rides"

Bristol 2015 recently came to film one of Life Cycle UK's ongoing programme of "Nature Rides" - which aim to introduce participants in our inclusive cycling programme to green spaces and nature reserves across Bristol.

Upcoming rides include an "Evening Chorus", a "Barn Owl Hunt", visits to City Farms, Arnos Vale Cemetary and Lamplighter's Marsh Nature Reserve - for the full programme - see here. Check out the film of the group's recent visit to Bennett's Patch Nature Reserve below...



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