Life Cycle UK is piloting 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 55+ 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 the following areas of Bristol: Hengrove/Knowle West, St Anne's, Montpelier/St Werburghs/St Pauls and Bedminster.
To get put in touch with a cycle buddy in your local area, call Julie on 0117 353 4580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org