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Charity (no. 1077575)

Life Cycle UK's Bike Minded

"Well-being through cycling"

Who We Are

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Bike Minded has a hugely positive impact on the lives of our participants: 100% record a positive impact on their mental well being; 85% feel fitter and healthier and 79% say they now socialise more.

"As a disabled adult and long-time user of mental health services it's been really empowering to get an affordable bike, go on rides, meet other people and get some exercise. It’s built my confidence...I am using my bike to get around town and I've signed up for a maintenance course so I can do repairs. It has been very beneficial for my health and well being" – Ryan (name changed)

Our Services Are

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If you haven't been on a bike for years it can feel hard to get going. We run regular group rides for a variety of abilities and an opportunity to discover our local area by bike. We offer a range of practical support to help people get back in the saddle as a beginner or improve confidence as a regular cyclist:

·           Low cost bikes

·           Free cycle training

·           Bike maintenance skills

·           Regular free, friendly group cycle rides. Bikes available to borrow.

·           Signposting to other services related to cycling and inclusion

Additional Information

Our "Bike Minded" project brings the benefits of exercise, good company and fresh air to anyone in Bristol experiencing mental or physical health issues. Everyone is welcome.

·        Spend some time appreciating the great outdoors!

Volunteer on our rides and support others

 

Who is it for?

Our rides are open to anyone who would like to improve or maintain their well-being. People join up for different reasons and they can disclose as much information as they want to when they register. Some people might want to reduce stress, anxiety or depression, others might be keen to meet new people or improve their confidence. All abilities welcome.


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