In July we delivered our latest ride leader training course, in partnership with Cycling UK. Those completing the course will now work towards developing led rides within Leeds. We’ll be building up our list for the next course now, so if you are interested in delivering some adult led group rides then get in touch. If you begin your rides at Cross Flatts Park, we have bikes you can borrow.
We are excited to have Andrew, a new British Cycling Coach, working alongside the Get Set Leeds Local team, so if you’ve ideas of things you’d like to see them get involved with in the community, or working with us to develop cycle based activity for children, family or adults then do let us know. Follow us on social media to see details on any latest sessions developed.
Adult Cycle for Health programmes are delivered at Cross Flatts Park by Cycling UK. The next 8 week course begins on Wednesday 23 August and are designed to develop bike riding skills, confidence and activity levels through cycle training for adults (aged 18+) with physical or emotional wellbeing challenges, who need support building more movement into their life, and who can ride a standard two wheel bike a short distance on the flat – even if it has been a while! (if you can’t then perhaps take a look at the free Adult Learn to Ride sessions delivered by Cycle North, also delivered at Cross Flatts Park).
The free Cycle for Health sessions are organised as a 2 hour session once a week for 8 consecutive weeks. Qualified instructors adapt each session to ensure content and pace is right for the group. Considering health, fitness and confidence levels. Bike and helmets provided. Individuals can be referred via an organisation, or you can self-refer via Event Brite. If you’re part of an organisation and interested in a bespoke course for one of your groups, then Cycle for Health may be able to accommodate that. Get in touch with them via cycleforhealth@CyclingUK.org. Spaces on the next course can be booked via Eventbrite Funded Adult Cycle for Health Courses | Eventbrite.
ParkPlay in Beeston Hill will continue all through the summer at Brickfield Park (on Lady Pit Lane). This is a free, family friendly weekly event for all ages. It happens every Saturday (rain or shine) 10:30am. You can register ahead via ParkPlay Brickfield – ParkPlay (park-play.com) or turn up. Aidan would love to welcome some new faces to this weekly community activity. If you’re a resident and would like to get involved supporting Aidan deliver the sessions, then chat with us or Aidan.
On Saturday 12 August Get Set Leeds Local, Leeds United Foundation and Leeds Girls Can are teaming up to host our second women’s weekender football event. A morning full of fun, social, inclusive games with the aim to bring women together to try something new. Whether you are a complete beginner or have a passion for the game we would love to invite you to be part of the fun. The event will take place at West Riding County Football Association LS26 8NX on Saturday 12 August, 11am-1pm. Recruit friends, family, neighbours or work colleagues into your team of 5 to join in, but if you do not have 5 on your side do not worry, our team will be by your side to help make up numbers. If you would like to book yourself or a team into the event then email Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org
In July the very first Leeds Swish Basketball tournament took place for young people, organised by 2 local boys after their mums got in touch to see if we could support their amazing idea. Watch out for an upcoming article about these local inspiring boys in our “Move More hero” series. If you’ve got ideas for things that would support yourself and others to move more and be active in some way then get in touch. Via Sport England funding, we have a Community Chest Pot (up to £300) which anyone can apply to. This can support community good ideas for the benefit of Beeston & Holbeck or Hunslet & Riverside wards. Get Set Leeds Local is an Active Leeds (part of Leeds City Council) led project, working in collaboration with residents and partners enabling more people to move more.
This post was written by Karen Peck
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