Big Bike Revival – unlock the joy of cycling at Linskill

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Big Bike Revival – few things in life are better than a cycle ride, whether it’s to visit friends, a daily commute or a trip into the countryside – but it can be hard to get started. Around 42% of people in the UK own bikes but don’t ever use them – maybe  because the bike has a flat tyre and no idea how to repair it, maybe lacking in confidence or the the skills and knowledge to ride safely. The Big Bike Revival is all about overcoming those little barriers and to help you feel more confident about cycling. The programme is entering its fifth year with events across the country providing free cycle checks, servicing, cycle maintenance workshops, cycle training and accompanied rides.

At Linskill we are working with WatBike to organise a series of free and fun activities throughout July to encourage beginners and those returning to cycling to get on their bike,  learn basics and go out on short led rides around the local area to build confidence and meet other like minded people.

Big Bike Revival activities – bikes available to use or bring your own bike 

Thursday 4th July              10am-12noon    Back in the Saddle (bike basics, check bike set up and skills test)

Thursday 11th July             1-3pm                  *Heritage Trail (led-bike ride around local places of interest, 6-10 miles)

Thursday 18th July            6-8pm                 *Coastal Cycle (led-bike ride up the coast, 10-15 miles)

Thursday 25th July            10am-12noon    Bike Clinic (bike check and maintenance workshop)

All activities are free – suitable for new cyclists and those returning to cycling

Bring your own bike along fro the guided bike rides (WatBike will have a few bikes available for activities).

*Cyclists on led-bike rides must be over 12 years of age

To reserve a place email sandra@linskill.org (please indicate which activity or activities you wish to attend) or simply turn up on the day at the designated time.

Celebrating our Volunteers

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It’s National Volunteers Week (1-7 June) and all week we are sharing stories to celebrate our volunteers, projects and the benefits for individuals and our community – if you are interested in volunteering at Linskill, Royal Quays or Battle Hill email janice@linskill.org to find out more.

June, Volunteer from North Shields (click the image to read her story)

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