Life Cycle was founded in September 1999, meaning that 2019 will be our 20th anniversary year! In order to celebrate 20 fantastic years of transforming lives through cycling, we will be organising a series of events and activities in 2019 - to showcase our work; thank our supporters, staff and volunteers; and promote our activities to new audiences.
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If getting into cycling is one of your New Year’s resolutions, we're here to help! We have some exciting opportunities for people that are looking to improve their physical or mental wellbeing through cycling – and those aged 50+ who would like some relaxed support from one of our ‘Cycle Buddies’:
1. Short rides for wellbeing
Improve your wellbeing in a relaxed, non-competitive environment with our ‘Return to Cycling’ rides.
“Climate breakdown, soil loss and the collapse of habitats and species: all are driven by rising consumption. Every Friday is a Black Friday, every Christmas a more garish festival of destruction… snow saunas, portable watermelon coolers and smartphones for dogs” – George Monbiot
Life Cycle was delighted to attend this year’s Travel Awards, hosted by Travelwest. Chief Executive Poppy was accompanied by Life Cycle fundraiser Becky and our lovely instructor/mechanic/ride leader Jacks.
We enjoyed a three course meal in the company of some of the leaders in sustainable business travel – including Rolls Royce, Eat Festivals, GKN Aerospace and Worle School Academy. It was inspiring to hear about the strides being made by organisations across the West of England, enabling people to choose more active, healthy and sustainable ways of travelling.
Chase the Sun has just launched its 2019 programme of rides, and has announced Life Cycle UK as their official charity partner!
If you’re looking to improve your physical and / or mental health in a relaxed, non-competitive environment, then our ‘Returning to Cycling’ rides could be just the thing for you!
Starting Thursday 10th January, we’ll be running a programme of six, short bike rides, which will take place every Thursday until 14th February. Thanks to funding from The Henry Smith Charity and BUPA, there will be no charge for these rides.
The IPCC’s shocking report* on climate change left many of us wondering what we can do to tackle such a huge problem. Whilst the UK has outsourced much of its carbon footprint to less developed countries, transport is one of the few areas where dangerous emissions and pollution levels are still increasing in our own neighbourhoods.
For those of us that spend most of our time behind a desk, it can be great to get out and about in work time. This October it was a pleasure to step away from the computer screen to attend the Future Economy Network’s recent business breakfast, and meet a diverse range of people from organisations that are committed to achieving a greener future. We were there to discuss today’s hottest topic: Climate Change.
As a small charity, raising funds to support our life-changing work is an ongoing challenge. To be successful, it is vital that we clearly demonstrate to our grant funders the positive impact we are having on people’s lives. This means collecting regular feedback from the people we help. By sharing their experiences, they enable us to keep our projects running, and it also helps us to better understand and support those we work with.
As a small charity, raising funds to support our life-changing work is an ongoing challenge. We are so grateful to the charitable trusts and foundations whose grants literally keep our projects running. But when an individual goes out of their way to support us, it really touches our hearts.
Over the coming months we will be celebrating the people who have gone that extra mile to show us they really believe in the work we do. First up: