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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:

Growing up in the saddle

It’s a sunny day at Lockleaze Adventure Playground (or, the ‘Vench’), and you can hear the laughter and excited screams of children playing. A game of ‘lasso’ is underway: children are zipping around on bikes, trying to avoid being ‘lassoed’ by inflated inner tubes thrown, Frisbee-style, by Life Cycle volunteers Dan and Steve.

Life Cycle wins Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

Life Cycle is absolutely thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary service. This is the highest award given to groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done by volunteers in their communities. The awards were created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and winners are announced each year on 2 June – the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.

Poppy Brett, the Chief Executive said,

Two wheels for freedom of mind

People with mental ill health can find themselves juggling a complex variety of clinical interventions, or, increasingly, without any support at all. However, there is an important - but often forgotten - middle ground: non-clinical activities that can effectively complement, or even replace, medical treatment.

Community support is a vital piece of the puzzle