CYBER CYCLISTS
Activities and support during the coronavirus pandemic

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In response to Covid-19, The Bike Project has transitioned its programmes to run online.
As Cyber Cyclists we will continue to support refugees remotely throughout this difficult time.

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GETTING STARTED
Cyber Cyclists is a programme of cycling themed activities and support for beneficiaries and volunteers of The Bike Project during the coronavirus pandemic. Every day at 3pm we will host a group activity 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 and have developed a directory of external support, activities and resources which is open access.
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. If you fit the eligibility criteria above you can 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. You can also access our directory of activities and support services at any time. To register as a Cyber Cyclist: contact us with your full name and mobile phone number and we will get you started! 

Unfortunately our online programme is not open to new referrals at the moment but we may look to open our activities to a wider audience in the future. Please check back here for more information later.

CYBER CYCLISTS TIMETABLE


Activities include:
- 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
- Creative Arts & Crafts: Bike themed origami, bicycle art club and bicycle cross stitch.


OTHER ONLINE ACTIVITIES


OFFLINE ACTIVITIES - Pen Friends


USING ZOOM

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.
If you cannot download Zoom or do not want to set up a Zoom account, you can still access the sessions. See instructions on how to do this below.

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:


BICYCLE REPAIRS

  • 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.

    OTHER SUPPORT
    • COVID-19 Health Information
      Doctors of the World have put together some amazing resources about Coronavirus which they have translated into different languages most commonly spoken by refugees. You can access this information via their website.  During this time we know that people may feel more anxious than usual. Please contact us if you would like further information about support services that can help or just for a chat. 


    CONTACT US FOR FURTHER HELP
    We are here for you!
    • WhatsApp: 07741842416  /  Call: 0207 733 80 98  Email info@thebikeproject.co.uk  for advice and support during this time.
      We aim to get back to you as soon as we can.
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