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Cycle Buddies

Coronavirus update

Due to the current restrictions we are unable to run any group activities for the time being. We are reviewing the situation on an ongoing basis and hope to be back before too long

What is the Cycle Buddies scheme?

Life Cycle UK is running a free "Cycle Buddy" scheme that pairs new or returning cyclists with confident older cyclists in their local neighbourhood.

Who is it for?

Anyone in Bristol aged 50+ who is thinking about re-starting cycling - but isn't sure how to start. Perhaps you need help to get hold of a bike? Or feel nervous about cycling on the roads? Would like someone with local knowledge to show you how to access quiet local cycle paths? We can help!

What we offer

A friendly network of community cycle buddies, who have offered to help older people in their local neighbourhood to re-start cycling. Buddies can:

  • Help you borrow a bike - or locate a cheap refurbished one
  • Help you gain the confidence to cycle on the roads
  • Introduce you to quiet local cycle routes
  • Meet other likeminded people in your neighbourhood

"It's an excellent service and I can't believe it's free.  It really is good for health and well-being" -  Sue, 58 years


We currently have cycle buddies in a number of areas of Bristol, please call to find out where.

Get Involved

To get put in touch with a cycle buddy in your local area, call Julie on 0117 353 4580 or email julie@lifecycleuk.org.uk