Our 'Bike Generation' project engages with young people in Bristol and inspires them to get active, broaden their horizons and learn new skills through fun cycling activities and bike maintenance sessions. Thank you to BBC Children in Need for funding this project.
Who is it for?
Young people in Bristol aged 8 -14. During term time, we offer free, open access, cycle activity sessions every week at:
- Felix Road Adventure Playground - Tuesdays, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm.
- Southmead Adventure Playground - Wednesdays, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm.
- Lockleaze Adventure Playground - Thursdays, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm.
- BS14 Youth Club - Fridays, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.Currently on hold whilst undergoing refurbishment.
What we offer
In term time most activities remain within the playgrounds. We teach young people the skills to fix punctures, oil chains and keep their bikes rolling smoothly. We have pool bikes to lend to those without their own and run cycle games and bike skills sessions to help young people learn the skills to cycle safely.
Our sessions teach new skills, develop confidence, broaden horizons and inspire young people to be more physically active:
"Since coming to Life Cycle I have a bike I can ride myself. I know how to fix my brakes and I even showed my dad how to do it and he was surprised. My confidence has increased and this makes me feel happy” – young person
If you are a young person, we'd love to see you at our weekly sessions - all are welcome. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also looking for volunteers with experience in bike mechanics and/or youth work to support our sessions. Details here.
During the holidays we offer extended sessions with a wider range of activities: anything from BMX skills sessions led by professionals, to bicycle polo, group explorer bike rides or rides with a twist - like a Wild Food ride where we forage goodies from the hedgerow to eat back at the youth centre.