the low down

Bling Your Hi-Viz

Our Bike Minded and Over 55s projects are running a ‘bling your hi-viz’ workshop in February 2018 and looking for donations of any unwanted hi-viz jackets (particularly colours that aren’t yellow like orange, pink, green etc.) and reflective material that we can cut up to transform our hi-viz’s into the ultimate fashion accessory! Donations can be dropped off at the Create Centre in the new year.

How ‘Bike Minded’ got creative this November

Bike Minded T-shirt competition

This month, friends of Life Cycle got creative for our t-shirt design competition. Contestants were asked to come up with a cycling themed design, with the winning entry to be printed on a batch of Bike Minded t-shirts, tea towels and tote bags. 

We had tons of wonderful entries. Huge thanks to everyone who took part: the judges had such a hard time selecting a winner they ended up picking two! 

Stacey, a Bike Minded participant was over the moon that her quirky design of a brain riding a bike won: 

Driverless Car Trials

Dear fellow cyclist

We are taking the liberty of contacting you as we want to reach out to the local cycling community and thought that you may be able to help. Here at UWE we are preparing for a third driverless car trial as part of the VENTURER project and we wondered if you or any of your cycling contacts might be interested in taking part. The third trial will explore how driverless vehicles might interact with cyclists and walkers.

Bike Back Sales NEW opening days for 2018

Bike Back open their doors for weekly bike sales at the Life Cycle Hub at Horfield Prison. 

Bike Sales now on Fridays

From January 2018, we will be changing our weekly Bristol bike sales to FRIDAY from 10am – 4pm.

Did you know we also sell a range of accessories, tried and tested by our team? So if you are looking for a present for the cyclist in your life, we have got some ideas for you.


Queens Award for Voluntary Service presented to Life Cycle by the Lord-Lieutenant of Bristol

Life Cycle was delighted to win the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service this year. This is the highest award given to groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done by volunteers in their communities.

On Tuesday, 24th October, Life Cycle’s volunteers assembled at the CREATE Centre to be presented with their award by the Lord Lieutenant of Bristol, Peaches Golding.

Bike Minded summer roundup, 2017


‘Bike Minded’ is the name of our programme of friendly, group bike rides that support people to improve their mental and physical wellbeing through cycling.

This summer, we really made the most of the longer, warmer days - offering a varied programme of activities additional to our regular group rides. Here's a selection of what the group got up to:

Help beat Bristol’s congestion blues: Take a Stand®!

It’s no secret that Bristol has car issues. The sheer volume of vehicles means we’ve outgrown our roads and we live in a city of tailbacks and polluted air. And parking? Don’t even mention parking – here it’s become a dirty word.

Whilst there’s no quick-fix solution, there is a quiet revolution going on in one of the UK’s most cycle-friendly cities: