Meet the Team - Frances McMillan

How are you connected to Life Cycle?

I'm the cycle training and Take a Stand co-ordinator.

What's your earliest cycling memory?

Following a group of older children quite far from home on my tricycle with the burgundy seat, then my dad roaring up in the car and throwing the trike in the boot and me into the back seat - boy was I in trouble!

What was your first bike?

In memory

Juliet Morse died on New Year's day after a year-long fight with ovarian cancer. Juliet worked as a cycle instructor for Life Cycle and as a Two's Company volunteer. She was a gentle, lovely person who loved the outdoors and she'll be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Meet the Team - Robin Lapworth

Robin Lapworth co-ordinates Life Cycle's "Two's Company" project, which offers joyful, liberating days out tandem cycling for the blind or visually impaired. He also works as a cycle instructor. 

How are you connected to Life Cycle?

I was a volunteer front rider for Two's Company for three years before getting the job of organising it!

What's your earliest cycling memory?

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.

Measuring our Impact

Gathering data can be time consuming and boring, so often staff don’t set about the task of monitoring progress with much relish.  However, in our increasingly evidenced-based world, each year Life Cycle goes to great efforts to prove that we are having a positive impact on the community.