Knowsley residents are being encouraged to get on their bike and join supported led rides thanks to a community cycling initiative.
Delivered by Wheels for All, in partnership with Knowsley Council, ‘Pedal Away’ takes place across the borough and is aimed at people of varying ability and levels of confidence. All equipment, including bikes and helmets, are available to borrow so residents don’t even need to have a bike to get involved.
From short rides through parks and greenspaces to longer journeys on local lanes, there are events for everyone to enjoy. There is also an assisted ride that takes place for those with a disability or differing needs and adapted bikes are available.
Pedal Away is a great opportunity for residents to get outdoors, improve health, meet new people and get involved with cycling.
Wheels for All also offer a number of dedicated cycling courses for those looking to improve their ability or get back into cycling.
Similar to couch to 5k, the 0-30 course is a 12 week course aimed at getting adults back in the saddle and help them build cycling confidence.
Ditch your stabilisers: learn to ride
Aimed at children aged 3 years old and up, Ditch your Stabilisers will help children make the next step into independent cycling.
Bike and Boots scheme
The Bike and Boots scheme is aimed at helping people entering work who may struggle financially or otherwise (for example, nightshift workers who struggle with public transport timetabling) with their commute. Through the scheme, eligible applicants will be provided with a bike and equipment to support them on their commute.
Wheels for All are also looking for volunteers to help support the events. If you’re passionate about cycling and interested in volunteering, you can find more information on the website via the link below.
You can find out more about Pedal Away and all other courses here.