Youth Project

Young bike mechanics at one of our term time open access sessions

Life Cycle’s youth project, funded by BBC Children in Need, aims to inspire and engage young people to keep fit, active and healthy through cycling. 

Who is it for?

Young people in Bristol aged 8 -14. During term time, we offer free, open access, cycle activity sessions every week at:

We also run extended activity sessions at the same locations during the school holidays. Check our Events page for details of upcoming events.

What we offer

In term time most activities remain within the playgrounds. We teach young people the skills to fix punctures, oil chains and keep their bikes rolling smoothly. We have pool bikes to lend to those without their own and run cycle games and bike skills sessions to help young people learn the skills to cycle safely.

During the holidays we offer extended sessions with a wider range of activities: anything from BMX skills sessions led by professionals, to bicycle polo and group bike rides that help young people to explore Bristol beyond their local neighbourhood Sometimes we organise rides with a twist - like a Wild Food ride where we forage goodies from the hedgerow to eat back at the youth centre.


Our sessions teach new skills, develop confidence, broaden horizons and inspire young people to be more physically active:

"Since coming to Life Cycle I have a bike I can ride myself. I know how to fix my brakes and I even showed my dad how to do it and he was surprised. My confidence has increased and this makes me feel happy” – young person

Get involved

To find out more, come and join one of our weekly sessions or email