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What is Cyber Cyclists?
Cyber Cyclists is a programme of cycling themed activities and support for bike recipients and volunteers of The Bike Project during the coronavirus pandemic. During weekdays we host a variety of group activities which will develop skills and provide a platform to share the many talents of refugees and volunteers within our community. We are also able to provide virtual bike maintenance and support to beneficiaries over the phone.
What is the eligibility criteria?
The daily sessions which we will run are for adults only, so you must be over 18 years old to join in. In addition, you must be a refugee in receipt of a free bike from The Bike Project, be on our waiting list for a bike or have participated in Pedal Power, Bike Buddies or Volunteering with The Bike Project in the past.
How do I sign up?
If you fit the eligibility criteria above then please contact us to register with us as a Cyber Cyclist. You will then receive a daily invite by SMS to the activity that we will be hosting that afternoon.
Cyber Cyclist timetable
What activities will The Bike Project run?
- Education: English for cyclists, preventative maintenance, tool handling, journey planning and what to pack for a bike ride.
- Physical Fitness: Exercise routines for cyclists, yoga for cyclists, how to improve cycling stamina and performance.
- Well-being: Yoga for relaxation, meditation, recipes and nutrition for cycling.
- Social & Cultural: Bicycle book and film club, virtual bike tours, interview Q+A series, bicycles in art history and bikes & activism
|Monday||12:00pm||Yoga for cyclists (fortnightly)|
|Tuesday||9:00am||Physical fitness for cyclists – (fortnightly)|
|Thursday||Various||ABCD of Bike Care|
|Friday||9am||Yoga for cyclists|
Other online Activities
In addition to the above activities we provide a directory of other activities and support services which people can access at any time online.
We are also able to provide signposting and information to other support services, just get in touch.
Offline Activities – Pen Friends
We are aware that not everyone has access to WiFi or the devices to join in our daily online activities. If you would like to join our offline support programme (Pen Friends) then please get in touch and we will add you to our contact list. Once registered, you will receive daily SMS, telephone activities and support.
How do I connect to the Zoom meeting?
You can join our Zoom meetings from any smartphone or computer with WiFi from your usual internet browser by clicking the URL we send you. If you already have the Zoom app, that is great. If you have not used Zoom before, click here to find instructions in Arabic, Tigrinya, Somali, French and other languages.
How do I connect to the Zoom group activity without the App or an email address?
All you need to do is follow the link that is sent to you in the daily SMS or email reminders we send to you and adjust your browser settings within the browser menu (choose to view “Desktop Site”). If you are not sure how to do this then watch the video tutorial below:
Help my bike is broken!
Refugees with a free bike from The Bike Project are eligible for lifetime repairs and maintenance. At this time our workshop is closed but we are able to give you support over the phone or by video call to try and help you repair and maintain your bike yourself. Please contact us to request a phone call from a mechanic.