Fear of traffic is one of the main reasons people tell us they don’t cycle; and particularly fear of larger vehicles such as buses, vans and lorries.
Being a keen advocate of cycling, as you might imagine, I am always surprised to hear that other people aren’t quite so convinced about the benefits of bike ownership and use. Life Cycle is working closely with Derby City Council on their Connected programme, which aims to promote sustainable transport and economic development; one of the ways it is doing this is to offer suitable job-seekers a refurbished bike to help them access jobs, training and interviews.
When I first moved to Bristol in the mid-90’s there was nowhere to lock your bike. Railings, lamp posts or gates seemed all that was available to the cyclist. I am sure many of you reading this remember the frustrating search for somewhere secure to lock a bike - which could often be quite a distance from the desired destination.
I remember years ago when I first started working for Life Cycle, some clever person worked out that if you commuted to work 5 days a week throughout the year, statistically you would only get wet 8 times. Well this year, that statistic is clearly not going to be true...
Life Cycle UK has triumphed in a closely fought public vote to win a £3,000 award from the Lloyds Community Fund. Our sincere thanks go out to all of the 1646 people who voted for us!
The award will go towards supporting our Two's Company project, which offers joyful, liberating days out cycling on tandems to those who are blind or visually impaired, giving us a huge boost as we work to bring together the resources to run next year's ride programme.
Massive thanks to adventurer, world-record breaker, occasional zookeeper and all round nice-guy Dave Cornthwaite, for delivering a barnstorming talk at The Hen & Chicken to raise money for Life Cycle's inclusive cycling work.
Bristol Mayor George Ferguson and Councillor Gus Hoyt today both took up the offer of a free confidence-boosting cycle lesson with Life Cycle UK.
Thanks to funding from Bristol City Council, anyone who lives, works or studies in Bristol is currently entitled to up to 3 free cycle lessons. Mayor Ferguson, who is a patron of Life Cycle UK, said...