Youth

Life Cycle’s youth project, funded by BBC Children in Need, aims to inspire and engage young people to keep fit, active and healthy through cycling. 

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:

We also run extended activity sessions at the same locations during the afternoons of the school holidays.

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.

Feedback

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

Get involved

If you are a young person, we'd love to see you at our weekly sessions - all are welcome. For more information email chrissie@lifecycleuk.org.uk

We are also looking for volunteers with experience in bike mechanics and/or youth work to support our sessions. Details here.

Holiday Activities

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.

Mountain Biking with Pedal Progression

In order for children to take part in Mountain Biking at Ashton Court, parent's will need to read Pedal Progression's Terms and Conditions and sign their Health and safety Disclaimer. Either print out, sign and bring with you on the day, or fill in online and email to info@pedalprogression.com

 

Felix Road Adventure Playground - Holiday activities - Pedal Powered Smoothies

  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 13:00

    We will be at Felix Road Adventure Playground every Tuesday of the summer holidays, from 1pm to 5pm.  Learn how to fix your bike, take part in fun and games on your bike and join in our special events.

    Pedal yourself a delicious, healthy drink to fuel your afternoon of play on the Life Cycle smoothie bike.

Southmead Adventure Playground - Holiday activities - Pedal Powered Smoothies

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 14:00

    We will be at Southmead Adventure Playground every Thursday during the summer holidays, from 2pm to 5pm.  Learn how to fix your bike, take part in fun and games on your bike and join in our special events.

    Pedal yourself a delicious, healthy drink to fuel your afternoon of play on the Life Cycle smoothie bike.

Lockleaze Adventure Playground - Holiday activities - Pedal Powered Smoothies

  • Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:00

    We will be at Lockleaze Adventure Playground every Thursday during the summer holidays, from 11am to 4pm.  Learn how to fix your bike, take part in fun and games on your bike and join in our special events.

    Pedal yourself a delicious, healthy drink to fuel your afternoon of play on the Life Cycle smoothie bike.

Felix Road Adventure Playground - Holiday activities - Mountain Biking Trip

  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 13:00

    We will be at Felix Road Adventure Playground every Tuesday of the summer holidays, from 1pm to 5pm.  Learn how to fix your bike, take part in fun and games on your bike and join in our special events.

    Advanced booking essential as limited places available. Book with Life Cycle Youth Worker at the playground. Taxi departs at 1.30pm, return by 4.45. 

Southmead Adventure Playground - Holiday activities - Mountain Biking Trip

  • Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 14:00

    We will be at Southmead Adventure Playground every Thursday during the summer holidays, from 2pm to 5pm.  Learn how to fix your bike, take part in fun and games on your bike and join in our special events.

    Advanced booking essential as limited places available. Book with Life Cycle Youth Worker at the playground. Taxi departs at 1.30pm, return by 4.45. 

Lockleaze Adventure Playground - Holiday activities - Mountain Biking Trip

  • Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:00

    We will be at Lockleaze Adventure Playground every Thursday during the summer holidays, from 11am to 4pm.  Learn how to fix your bike, take part in fun and games on your bike and join in our special events.

    Advanced booking essential as limited places available. Book with Life Cycle Youth Worker at the playground. Taxi departs at 1.30pm, return by 4.45. 

 

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