Cycle Champions

( Agenda item for 22 October 2008 Forum by Wolverhampton Cycling Development Officer )


I will be looking to work with disadvantaged communities typically under-represented among cyclists. Beneficiary groups include:

Womens groups

Disability organisations

Members of BME communities

Projects include:

Providing access to bikes - new and recycled

Training individuals to National Standards for cycle training

Training volunteers to become cycle instructors/mechanics in the community

Working with other community groups and organisations

Providing access to a central hub of resources

Providing supportive networks

Providing opportunities for social activities such as group rides


Schemes pipe-lined:

Re-entry group, Low Hill (Steve Scott)

SEN group, Low Hill

Youth Offending

Asian women group rides

NVQ cycle maintenance workshop, Aldersley

Work place challenge

Army liaison

Claregate community group


Specific Schemes?:

Let Us Cycle?

Rehab patients at West Park Hospital?

Cycle parking?

Cycle routes?

Safer routes to school?

Adult cycle training?

Child cycle training?

Promotional activity?

Existing voluntary sector training/repair initiatives(Sam Henry)


David Cheetham

13 October 2008

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