Family Cycling Project
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.
The three elements in the main Family Cycling Project 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.
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: Baby Biking! New project in Summer 2019 to start in Waltham Forest, funded by Waltham Forest Council. Watch this space!
Update: Mobile Library project started in 2018 taking the Library to other communities!
Update: We've got confirmation from TfL for Year 2 funding in 2018 and Year 3 in 2019!
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.