Our mission is to help people of all ages and walks of life to unlock the benefits of cycling. We use cycling to tackle the key social issues affecting our communities - whether that's helping visually impaired people to experience the joys and freedoms of tandem cycling - or training prisoners as bike mechanics so they can build a brighter future. Find out about our life-changing work below.
Watch our latest videos
Our "Bike Back" project transforms the lives of prisoners whilst helping more local people to get cycling. We have "Bike Back" projects in Bristol and Derby and we work closely with local prisons in these areas. Share with the hashtag #BikesBehindBars.
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Here are two examples of our 'Inclusive Cycling' projects:
Two's Company - tandem rides for visually impaired people.
Cyling and peer support for Over-55s
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Read the personal stories of some of the people helped by our projects:
- The Other Side of the Gate: A Prisoners' story
- Aimee learns to cycle at our youth project
- Steve, the blind tandem cyclist
- Lukas, the prisoner learning bike mechanics
- Rosy, the "Silver Cyclist"
- Moses' mental wellbeing story
- The independent shop that took a stand against road congestion
Want to help us change more lives? Please make a donation through Just Giving.
Life Cycle UK produces an annual Impact Report to help demonstrate the positive impact our work is having. Download our latest report below:
- 2020/21 Impact Report
- 2019/20 Impact Report
- 2018/19 Impact Report
- 2017/18 Impact Report
- 2016/17 Impact Report
- 2015/16 Impact Report
- 2014/15 Impact Report
- 2013/14 Impact Report
Social Return on Investment
An independent Social Return on Investment report by the University of Bristol found every £1 spent by Life Cycle UK results in £8.05 worth of social benefits - impressive stuff! Download the full report below:
Support our work
Help us change even more lives: Please make a small monthly donation to support our work.