Family Cycling Package
Together with Hackney Family Cycling we've gained a three-year small grant from Cycling Grants London to run three very exciting projects helping families with small children with their cycling. The aim is to build confidence, knowledge and skills to be able to cycle as a family, both for fun, and ultimately for transport.
(back to the original project!)
The three elements are listed below in 'confidence order' - Tots sessions are for new parents to get some outdoor exercise in a safe environment whilst bringing baby with them; the Library is for parents who might cycle already but need to borrow family cycling kit to take their little ones with them; and the Rides are for families to gain confidence cycling together on the road!
Each element has their own page here.
**We've now got confirmation from TfL that the funding is continuing for Year 2!**
Tots & Parents Cargobike Sessions Next one: Wednesday 6th June, North Millfields, by the playground, 10:30-12
Family Cycling Library Next one: Sunday 10th June, London Fields, by the Lido, 11am-1pm
Family Bike Rides Next one: Sunday 15th July, Meet by London Fields Lido, time TBC, destination: Olympic Park fountain area for splashy fun
NEW NEW NEW Mobile Library of family cycling kit Next one: Wednesday 27 June, 1:30-3pm, Shoreditch Park, with Hackney Playbus
Whilst we have been working together on the Family Bike Rides in previous years on a voluntary basis, and the Family Cycling Library was already set up by Ruth-Anna Macqueen in 2016 with some donated items, extra funding from Cycling Grants London is allowing us to ramp up our activities and buy extra kit. It also allows us to set up the Tots & Parents Cargobike Sessions!
Update: We've got confirmation from TfL for Year 2 funding!
Update: as of July 2017, the project has been a great success! We've attracted lots of diverse families to all our activities, had some great feedback, and captured many happy faces on bikes! All projects have hiccups, and we are learning as we go along; but it's been brilliant so far, and we hope to see you at one of our sessions soon.