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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

[THIS PAGE IS NOT CURRENT} 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 …

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

Appeal for Bikes! Please get in touch if you have an unwanted bike to donate. We can collect or you can drop the bike off at Capital of Cycling, Hall Ings BD1 5SD. Please fill out this form about the bike you wish to donate. If you need to speak to somebody first, you can …

COVID-19 Statement

Updated 23rd Feb 2022 Although certain legal restrictions have ended, Capital of Cycling is continuing to help prevent the spread of Covid 19 by remaining cautious. Everyone entering our venues can help. We will still: Suggest face coverings indoors Run sessions with small groups only in well ventilated spaces Encourage home and flexible working Limit …

Refugee Bikes Project Fundraiser

We’ve re-started a bike gifting project for asylum seekers and refugees for 2022. We did some major gifting work in 2017 thanks to the generosity of the Margaret Carey Foundation and a small grant from Cycling UK. The need has not gone away and we’ve been helping get bikes for refugees ever since. Asylum seekers …

Feb Half Term: Balance, Learn to Ride and Family Fun!

ALL FREE! Supported by Bradford Council’s Bikeability Programme and with help from the JU:MP Programme Get your little one cycling for the first time with our balance bike sessions for tots (2-8 years old), or older kids with learn to ride (5-14 year old) and confidence building sessions or sign up for our family fun …

Learn to Ride Sessions (5-14 year olds)

We’re delighted to be hosting Learn to Ride Sessions on Saturdays. Our qualified Bike-ability instructors will help get your kids on two wheels for fitness and fun! In partnership with Margaret Carey Foundation (funded by Cycling UK), we’re offering free kids learn to ride sessions on Saturdays – 5th, 12th and 19th of Feb. Sessions …