Find out about our work with the Nottingham Refugee Forum

Our sister project – RideWise – is proud to work with the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum, where they regularly provide cycle training support.  We think their cycling achievements are great….and so we wanted to share a few of them with you.

During the last year the Forum has provided cycle training through RideWise to refugees, asylum seekers and also to a small number of individuals across the wider community.  Support ranges from cycling activities for those aged 3 years old…right the way through to a 74 year old lady currently learning to ride!

The training has provided greater integration opportunities by enabling clients to get around our City safer and more confidently, though road training and by having loan or donated bikes to use after they’ve completed the road training.  This is especially helping for accessing education and social opportunities.

Over the year a total of 69 asylum seekers, refugees and family members have received training – of these 9 have learnt to ride for the first time, 32 have learnt off-road cycling skills (passing national ‘Bikeability Level 1’ standard), and 16 have learnt key skills for cycling on quiet roads (passed national ‘Bikeability Level 2’ standard).

What an achievement.  Well done to everyone involved!


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