Cycling Connections

Cycling Connections leads on all things bike related at Networks of Wellbeing.


Through Cycling Connections we can offer led bike rides, basic bike maintenance classes, talks, and work with young people in a school setting.  


The work done through cycling connections has included confidence building for people learning (or re-learning) how to ride a bike; work in secondary schools with young people at risk of exclusion; work with primary schools around bike-ability; talks to groups about our work and the benefits of cycling on mental as well as physical health; and volunteering opportunities for people wishing to regain confidence in their own abilities and to connect with their community.  


If you would like to talk to us about bike maintenance classes, 1:1 cycling confidence sessions, or led bike rides please contact Matt - contact details are shown below.


Cycling Connections also covers the work of the Bike Shack - a not-for-profit bicycle recycling activity set up to support people on a mental health recovery journey. 


The Bike Shack 


The Bike Shack project is part of Cycling Connections and allows us to support people to regain confidence in themselves and in their abilities and, whist doing so, to provide a service to our community.  We accept donations of unwanted bikes which we then refurbish and repair before selling at an affordable price.  The Bike Shack also services bikes at a very reasonable cost.  


The Bike Shack is an environmentally friendly project and we have sourced ways of disposing of waste from bikes in order to divert it from landfill sites. We try to ensure that, wherever possible, all parts of the bikes that we cannot use are recycled and used elsewhere - for example inner tubes from tyres have previously been sent to a project in Malawi to be upcycled and turned into something useful.


If you have any bikes that you would like to donate, a bike that you would like serviced or repaired, or if you would like to find out more about Cycling Connections and the Bike Shack, please call Matt on 01466 793732, email matt@networks of wellbeing.org or visit our Bike Shack NoW Facebook page here.