is it? Cycling for Health is an
8/12 week cycling programme to support and encourage people on the
Exercise on Prescription scheme to have a more active lifestyle
and have fun. The program is currently running in Stockport and
Sefton in Merseyside. A new project is due to start in Bolton
in May04 .
does it work? An experienced cycle trainer ( Ian Tierney) will
work with the client and determine what you need to get back on
your bike. Most people start by going on short rides on a one to
one basis, usually close to their home. When you feel ready you
will be able to join up with other people who are on the programme
on group rides. The sessions last for between one and two hours.
is included? Other things that are included in the programme
on cycling and health
where to ride - either off road or on it
basic bike maintenance and repairs
safer cycling roads ( optional)
ideals for getting from A to B on and bike and more
What happens at the end of the course? That's up to you. The current
groups have organised themselves into a cycling club to continue
the rides. Why not join the Second Chance Cycling club (SCCC).
click here for more info.
if I don't own a bike? We will bring bikes to the session if
you don't have access to one. If during the programme you wish to
buy a bike, we will advise you and may be able to help you get a
cost price bike.
I'm returning to work. We are interested in hearing from anyone
who is returning to work and thinks they may be able to travel all
or part of their journey by bike. Just think -stay healthy through
your journey to work, and probably save money too.
you would like to find out more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org