Cycling classes for women by women
We get refugees cycling! We do that by donating bikes, but also by teaching some refugees how to cycle!
Living on £37.75 a week, while being prohibited to work, can be difficult - and doubly so for women who often are less likely to cycle than men.
In 2014 we started cycling classes by women, for women. Our Pedal Power program teaches cycling to refugee women in a safe, supportive and empowering environment. With lessons that focus on confidence, road safety and even maintenance, our Pedal Power graduates leave with more than just the ability to cycle,
To date we have had more than 400 graduates. One of those is Majda from Birmingham, who told us a little more of her experience.
“I was so nervous, I thought I would be judged for never having been on a bike before. As a Hijabi woman, you never saw other Hijabi women cycling in Sudan. I feel so proud to be able to cycle now."
Read more of Majda's story in our blog.
Some our graduates have even become cycling instructors, like Maureen and Comfort in our Pedal Power documentary, which you can watch above.
Since Covid started, we have moved from group lessons to one-to-one lessons to adhere to Covid regulations and to ensure we are keeping our staff and students as safe as possible.
Are you a refugee woman who wants to learn how to cycle? Contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our team will get right back to you! You can also join our virtual Cyber Cyclist Program!
Pedal Power is supported by our wonderful partners