Local Charity Offers Free ‘Wellbeing’ Bike Rides in Southmead

Southmead residents who experience difficulties with their mental or physical wellbeing are being offered the chance to explore nature on gentle group bike rides, thanks to local charity Life Cycle UK.

We all know that getting some gentle exercise in nature has been proven to boost health and wellbeing – and cycling is the perfect way to do this. Thanks to some fantastic local cycle routes, it’s far easier to cycle to green spaces from Southmead than you might think.

But what if you need a little help getting started?

Life Cycle’s ‘Bike Minded’ project organises gentle group cycle rides to help people improve their physical and mental wellbeing. All cycling abilities are welcome (including beginners) – and Life Cycle can provide free cycle training to those whose confidence needs a boost. They can also provide access to affordable bikes, or loan of an electric bike.

Life Cycle’s autumn programme features rides that either start at – or stop off at – the Greenway Centre in Southmead.  Riders have the chance to visit ‘Feed Bristol’, Blaise Community Gardens and Pilning – amongst others.

Bike Minded participant, Sylvie says:

“It’s such a friendly and supportive group! I have gone from ‘not cycled in years’, to getting an affordable bike from Life Cycle, to building my confidence and now cycling regularly”

For more information and to book onto a ride, please contact Life Cycle: 0117 353 4580 or email bikeminded@lifecycleuk.org.uk.