Confidence Building Fun Bike Rides

We have organised these rides to help you build the confidence to use your bike for commuting, access to work, education and for leisure.  If you are new to Bradford these rides will help you find your way around.

We can lend you a bike and helmet for the ride if needed.  All the rides start and end at Capital of Cycling, BD1 5SD.  Please arrive promptly. All rides are undertaken at your own risk.  Everyone is welcome, but you must be able to ride a bike.  The difficulty levels for the rides are from Level 1 (very easy), through to Level 6 (moderate/longer ride).  

E-mail dave@capitalofcycling.org or Tel: 07743471764 if you’re planning to come. We need all attendees to complete a registration form.


Wed 5th Dec – Chellow Dene Reservoirs

10am-12pm (Level 3: Quite Easy)

A short bike ride for those wanting to build confidence. Starting at Capital of Cycling and heading up to Chellow Dene Reservoirs. Chellow Dean is a hidden treasure of nature and water with a track around it.  We’ll do a circuit of the reservoirs and then head back down to Capital of Cycling. 

This ride is available to refugees, asylum seekers and locals. You must be able to ride a bike but don’t need to be very fit or confident on the road. There is on-road riding involved and a hill heading out of Bradford.  However, nobody gets left behind – this is all about building confidence, not getting there quickly.

You will be in a supportive group with qualified ride leaders. You can borrow a bike and helmet from us if you like. This is ideal if you’re bored of riding around a park and want to get out somewhere a bit further to build confidence, fitness or just get out and about around Bradford.

The route to Chellow dean is up-hill but not really steep (about three miles). We’ll then ride around the reservoirs (about a mile) – it may be a bit muddy – and then return (all downhill).  10 or less miles in total.   It might be wintery weather so if you have waterproofs they may come in handy.

These rides are designed to get locals and newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers mixing. They also help people who are new to Bradford to get a sense of local geography and to get access to nature and nearby utilities.

Please let us know if you’re coming in advance and fill out an attendance form at www.capitalofcycling.org/forms.

 


Sun 9th Dec – Bradford to Rodley Nature Reserve
(and back via Leeds-Liverpool Canal)

10am-1pm (Level 5: Moderate)

Heading from Capital of Cycling up towards Pudsey via the Cycle Superhighway (segregated cycleway). We’ll then head down a hill to Rodley and onto the Leeds-Liverpool canal towards the nature reserve, having covered six miles upon arrival. A map of this section is here: http://cycle.st/j64009899.

We’ll have a look around the nature reserve and then head off again towards Shipley (down the Canal – http://cycle.st/j64010046, about 7 miles).

We’ll have a brief rest-stop in Shipley and then head back into town via the Shipley Greenway, which is about 3 miles.

16 miles in total.  It might be wintery weather so if you have waterproofs they may come in handy.

A good portion of this ride is off-road by the Leeds Liverpool Canal or segregated cycleway but with some on-road sections. It’s a confidence building ride and nobody will be left behind. However, it is a somewhat longer ride so isn’t suitable for complete beginners. A basic level of fitness is required but most people should be able to manage it. Get in touch if you have doubts.

These rides are designed to get locals and newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers mixing. They also help people who are new to Bradford to get a sense of local geography and to get access to nature and nearby utilities.

Please let us know if you’re coming in advance and fill out an attendance form at www.capitalofcycling.org/forms


All the rides start and end at Capital of Cycling, BD1 5SD.  Please arrive promptly.
All rides are undertaken at your own risk.

E-mail dave@capitalofcycling.org or Tel: 07743471764 if you’re planning to come.
We need all attendees to complete a registration form.

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