Updated 5th May 2021
We are pleased to be restarting some of the activities we had to postpone and cancel during recent lockdowns. We are doing so in a staggered and limited fashion in order to properly risk assess and control Covid transmission risks. These are in the first instance being booked by our existing community group partners but more will become available to the public soon.
We’ve started delivering adult cycling lessons again, but with limited numbers and with required mask-use and other sanitisation procedures in place. You can book these here.
Through lockdown – we set up a free bikes for NHS and support staff project: Find out more.
We are not offering bike sales at this time although some retail, sale of second hand parts and the like is available via the Workshop.
We’re reflecting with partners Bradford Bikery, Cycling 4 All and others if there are ways we can use cycling and our supply of bikes to help the people of Bradford somehow in this difficult time. Feel free to drop us a line if you have any ideas about this.
We are offering limited volunteer maintenance activities (although these too may need to be curtailed pending further advice) and are looking for ways we can still ‘get Bradford cycling’ for health and for the future.
We’ve also been running free minor repairs on Fridays and although we’ve paused these in their current form, we’ll soon be introducing bookable maintenance lesson slots and more.
David Robison (Director, Capital of Cycling) – email@example.com
Is it Still Safe to Cycle?
We’re still advocating cycling as a healthy individual activity that can help us in the months ahead. Use sensible precautions and follow the advice of health professionals. Just as before the outbreak, we would argue that a lack of exercise and fresh air is more dangerous to human health than careful cycling.
Sensible and safe cycling is outdoors and can be done individually or with your children. It could be just what we need to help boost immune systems, keep our spirits up. It is also a lot less likely to transmit the virus than travelling on public transport, or in taxis – and the environmental benefits over private cars don’t need re-stating.
Of course – we are not health experts and our advice is merely based on our own assessments and the things we’re reading online – just like you. If you’ve been told to self-isolate or have symptoms, then hopefully it’s obvious that that’s what you should do.