Our mission to keep Lancashire cycling
Lancashire based cycle instructors – Go Velo – have recently secured funding to deliver more free bike servicing across the county.
Following government advice to avoid public transport, many people have dusted off their old bicycles during the COVID-19 outbreak. Earlier this year Go Velo serviced bikes for 113 NHS and Keyworker staff completely free of charge, which were funded by Connecting East Lancashire. They also provided 16 pop up Dr Bike sessions in the same area, keeping our cyclists on two wheels.
The new Dr Bike sessions will be running in schools across Lancashire, through the Big Bike Revival funding. The aim is to build the cycling habits of the next generation, enabling young people to have their bikes repaired before participating in confidence boosting Bikeability training. You can find more information on this here.
“Bowerham Primary School are delighted with the service they received from Go Velo. They offer a fantastic facility free to our families, fixing bikes and enabling children to take part in Bikeability. Thank you” Mrs Hoyle Bowerham School.
In addition to this, Go Velo are now able to offer free “fix your bike” vouchers which Lancashire residents can access here. Go Velo mechanics can offer free bike servicing up to a value of £50 on receipt of the voucher.
“Go Velo are delighted to receive this funding. All our servicing is done within government guidelines to prevent the spread of Corona Virus, so everyone can feel safe dropping their bikes off with us. Helping fix bikes free, means that more people can access cycling throughout Lancashire, and we look forward to seeing many more people cycling in 2021” Kirsti Grayson, Go Velo Director.
The Go Velo team has successfully delivered Bikeability and Adult Cycle Training to more than 50,000 people in Lancashire since its formation in 2009. You can find out more information about their services on their website – www.govelo.co.uk