bikeswithoutbarriers
Bikes without barriers
Bikes without barriers is an adapted cycling pilot programme taking place in the City of Stirling. Developed and delivered in partnership with Active Stirling, Fabb Blazing Saddles and Forth Valley Disability Sport, with support from Stirling Council.
 
The programme aims to provide FREE opportunities for adults aged 16yrs+, living with a disability or who face barriers to participating in cycling to enjoy the sense of exhilaration and fun that can be experienced through cycling. The programme has been developed with a focus on participants having fun, building confidence and learning new skills through social weekly cycles, experiencing the beautiful local surroundings in a new way.
 
Come and try day
We are excited to launch the programme with a come and try day on Thursday 18 July, 11.00am-3.00pm at The PEAK at Stirling Sports Village.
 
Please come along on the day, no need to book, our team will be available to talk to you about the programme and let you try the bikes.
 
Participants will also have the opportunity to sign up for the FREE weekly cycle sessions taking place at The PEAK for six weeks from Thursday 1 August - Thursday 5 September 2019. With participants able to choose from three different time slots and particular bike based on their needs.
 
To find out more information about the programme and learn about what is in store at the come and try day and beyond, please join our Facebook group here Active Stirling - Bikes without barriers or email Christopher McKenna at mckennac@stirling.gov.uk
 
Falkirk GOGA Cycling Case Study: facebook.com/ForthValleyDisabilitySport 
 
Cycle ride leader adaptive training day Thursday 25 July, 10.00am-4.00pm at The PEAK
As a core part of the programme, a cycle ride leader adaptive training day will be delivered in partnership with Cycling Scotland and FABB Blazing Saddles. Participants taking part in this course will develop the skills required to lead a group of disabled riders using adaptive bikes on a short group led ride. This course is ideally suited for parents, carers, support workers, volunteers and student work placements (18yrs+) that work or would like to work with people with disabilities and additional support needs who wish to go cycling.  You will receive a certificate of attendance from Cycling Scotland at the end of this course.
 
The course is FREE to attend, however we ask for a commitment in return of 3 hours of your time over the bikes without barriers programme. This may be a full day of bike sessions or   3 x 1 hour weekly bike sessions across the six week programme. This is to assist you in developing your skills of working with disabled riders and getting to know Blazing Saddles’ bikes.
 
Spaces are limited to eight participants on this course, if you would like to learn more and sign up for the day please contact Christopher McKenna at mckennac@stirling.gov.uk or call 07387 243 073