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Life Cycle Derby Round Up

Spring is bringing out the cyclist in Derby and we are getting busy down at the workshop.  We have some handy new volunteers who have been helping us with the bikes and getting the finishing touches put on the shiny new look workshop. The peas are coming up in the widow boxes and we are all gearing up to make the most of the fine weather.

Healing Rides for Young Widows

Coming soon to Life Cycle... Healing rides for young widows

Life Cycle is piloting a series of cycle rides for women with school-age children who have been widowed.  

Led by Poppy Brett, recently widowed CEO of Life Cycle and mother of two teenagers, the rides are an opportunity to take a break from your grief and find positive ways forward. Poppy says:

Life Cycle Derby Round Up

Spring is finally here in Derby and with it the cyclists are coming out to play! We have had a large number of donations this month and are looking forward to having the bikes fixed up and getting them out to the local community. We have also started planting at the workshop so we can have beautiful fresh additions to our lunch, though we hear our neighbours are planning to outdo us.

It’s time to get back in the saddle!

We believe cycling is the simplest and most fun way to get fresh air and exercise. However, many adults have not cycled for years and lack confidence. Getting back on a bike can feel daunting without the right support.

Here at Life Cycle we understand the barriers to making cycling a regular activity: there’s getting hold of a roadworthy bike and then finding a quiet place to practice. For some, riding on roads is a big step: Getting some pointers on effective braking, using gears, signalling safely and planning the best routes can really help.