Following the shocking report* on the urgent climate-change situation, we are all wondering what we can do to tackle the problem. In the UK, transport is one of the only areas where dangerous emissions and pollution levels are actually increasing. However, we can make small but effective changes to our travel habits. For example; reducing the number of short journeys we make by car.
Things are already starting to move – with Clean Air Zones being established in Bath from the end of 2020, and possibly Bristol too. There will be time to adjust, but the sooner we get started, the cheaper and easier it will be. Luckily it’s not all doom and gloom: Life Cycle is here to help – offering smart, low-cost solutions to individuals and businesses.
We would like to invite everyone to try cycling just once a week. With the right support from us, you may be pleasantly surprised at what you can do, and how much you enjoy it!
If you’re an individual, we have everything you need to get cycling safely and confidently. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a confident cyclist looking to boost your road skills we offer free cycle tuition. We can help you find quiet routes away from busy roads, and those without a bike can purchase high-quality, refurbished bicycles from our ‘Bike Back’ project. If you’d like to explore the fantastic possibilities of e bikes, we can offer taster sessions on electric bikes for people who live or work in Bristol.
If you’re a school, business or community centre you can encourage and facilitate cycling:
Install our free cycle stands so your staff and customers can park bikes safely on the premises. Booking a ‘Dr Bike’ surgery for your staff team, service-users or customers is a great way to incentivise cycling – ensuring their bikes are safe, smooth-running – and don’t end up abandoned in the garage due to an unfixed puncture! Our fully qualified mechanic will come to you and carry out standard repairs for groups of people.
Life Cycle warmly invites you to take the plunge and cycle once a week. Pick a sunny day, a quiet cycle path and enjoy the sights and sounds of Bristol. If it feels daunting, don’t be afraid to ask for help – that’s what we’re here for.
Life Cycle’s services
Free cycle parking (stands)
Dr Bike, mobile cycle mechanic
Buy a refurbished bicycle (Bike Back)
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If you want to Tweet about cycling for climate change, use the hashtag #ride4climatechange.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports
*Read a brief summary of the findings here