Life Cycle’s youth project aims to inspire and engage young people to keep fit, active and healthy through cycling. We provide fun, constructive cycling activites for young people aged between 10 -15.
Life Cycle currently runs regular activities for young people at the following during term-time:
We also run holiday activities at the above adventure playgrounds.
Would like us to organise cycling activities for young people in your area, please get in touch. We can offer a range of bike workshops.
We vary the activities we offer according to the interests, skills and needs of the young people. Activities include some or all of the following:
Bicycle mechanic sessions are taught by our experienced instructors. Young people get hands on experience fixing their own bike, as well as an opportunity to help rebuild some bikes from scratch. Successfully fixing a bike provides young people with a strong sense of achievement & confidence in their own abilities.
Bike rides are led by a qualified cycling instructor and designed to maximise use of the cycle path network and quiet roads. Through rides young people can explore Bristol beyond their own neighbourhood and gradually gain the skills the knowledge & confidence to get around independently. "This is the best day of my life!" commented one 11 year old boy whilst participating on one of our road bike rides along the Bristol to Bath cycle path.
Most mountain bike sessions take place in Ashton Court & Leigh Woods with occasional trips further afield e.g. Forest of Dean and are led by a qualified Mountain Bike Leader. Mountain bike trips give young people a fantastic opportunity to try riding off-road where they can enjoy the woods and green space and learn skills needed to tackle the obstacles and ups and downs that off-road routes throw at them.
Life Cycle has a number of BMX bikes that young people can use on site. Our instructors can teach them skills to do simple tricks.
This is a new activity requested by young people. These sessions have proved very popular, enabling young people to develop or test their cycling skills in a very different way, for instance - cycling one handed whilst swinging a mallet & scoring goals.....We plan to run more sessions at all the adventure playgrounds during the school holidays.
As well as working at Adventure Playgrounds in Bristol, we can offer activities to groups of young people throughout the local area. Please get in touch to find out more.
“This is the best day of my life!” commented one 11 year old participant who prior to coming riding with us had never travelled more than a few miles beyond his local neighbourhood.
For more information or to register an interest in the project please complete the form below.