Does having a bike really help get someone back into employment?

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.

Pratical support makes a difference

Last year was a really positive year for cycling with more and more people taking to the road by bike. But sadly it ended with a series of terrible accidents, mainly in London, but a couple in Bristol that resulted in the tragic death of cyclists.  Inevitably, these incidents lead to questions being raised about the safety of all cyclists; and the challenge for Life Cycle and everyone who is passionate about cycle promotion, is how to persuade the public that cycling isn’t dangerous?

Life Cycle wins £3,000 award following Public Vote-off

Life Cycle UK wins £3000 from Lloyds Community Fund to continue inclusive cycling work

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.