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Cycling with kids webinar

Cycling with kids can be really rewarding, setting them up for a lifetime of independence, health and well-being, but it can be a bit daunting too. Cycling with kids webinar – Monday 22nd February, 7.30pm Co-hosted by Capital of Cycling and the Margaret Carey Foundation, and funded by City Connect, this webinar aims to give …

Online workshop on winter commuting

Are you a bit wary of cycling in winter? Not sure where to start when it comes to cycle commuting? Or maybe you’ve got a bike in your shed that could save you money, get you fitter and less stressed? We can help! This short webinar will answer questions such as “How do I keep …

New Community Outreach Officers Appointed

Thanks to a grant from the National Lotteries Reaching Communities Fund, we are pleased to announce the appointment of 2 new Community Outreach Officers. The Reaching Communities project is funded for five years. Aggie Maxwell and Ana Averescu bring a wealth of skills and experience from the community sector to the organisation and are looking …

On yer bike Santa!

Refugee children in Bradford got their Christmas presents yesterday – courtesy of Santa and his helpers arriving by e-cargo bike! When we heard that Refugee Action were having difficulty getting their seasonal gifts out to families in need, we offered the use of Carla the e-cargo trailer, provided by WYCA and Bradford Council as a …

Big Bike Revival – Bike Health Checks

We’re currently running free minor repairs and maintenance checks on Fridays for the rest of the year. You just need to drop your bike down to us in the morning on Thursday or Friday and leave a few contact details with us. We will do our best to fix your bike within a half-hour allocated …

Mon 26th October – Bikeability Level 1 (Ages 10-12)

Aimed at school aged kids (ages 10-12). We would also consider kids 9-13 if there are enough places). All kit is provided but you need to bring a face mask and if you have one, your own helmet. About the course The Bikeability Level 1 course aims to develop mastery in cycle handling in an …

Bingley Belles – Local Club Spotlight

We recently had the pleasure of doing a short presentation for Bingley Belle’s AGM. Following conversations with their members, we decided we would ‘affiliate’ with them as they are doing great stuff for cycling within the Bradford District. If you live in or near Bingley, they could just be the group for you! We were …

Adult Lessons are back!

Lesson in progress

We’re offering Adult Learn to Ride and Adult Confidence Building Cycle Lessons once again, and they’re running on Thursdays. We’re limiting group sizes to four and doing what we can to make the activities as safe as possible, and being as cautious as possible – but we think it’s time. More about safety procedures are …

Covid-19 Mutual Aid – NHS and key worker bike loans

About the scheme Capital of Cycling is working with other charities and volunteers to offer free bike loans to support NHS staff, carers and key workers across Bradford (www.capitalofcycling.org/nhs). Over 100 bikes have already been loaned. Those benefiting have included cleaners, a clinical director, nurses, doctors, GPs, emergency care assistants, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. Many …