KOG - Community cycling project for Ketley Bank, Oakengates and St Georges
Enabling local people to enjoy cycling for leisure, exercise and travel.
A project that will encourage people to cycle more by helping to teach people how to ride and fix bikes, provide courses in schools, and skill up volunteer "Ride Leaders," is due to start in April. Known as KOG, the Ketley Bank, Oakengates and St Georges community cycling project will be organised by Telford & Wrekin Council. A partnership involving Telford and Wrekin Council, Energize and Shropshire Cycle Hub secured £10,000 from Sport England's Together Funding to fund the project. Additional funding was also secured from Energize and Telford & Wrekin Council’s Safer Stronger Community Partnerships, making the total project fund over £12,500. KOG will work with schools, community groups, community centres and religious establishments in Ketley Bank, Oakengates and St Georges to encourage cycling and help people overcome their barriers and obstacles to cycling. The project includes training for volunteers for 'workforce development' and the forming of a community cycling group.
Would you like to get involved?
- Would you like to learn how to ride a bike safely?
- Do you need to develop your cycling skills and confidence?
- Does your bike need any repairs?
- Would you like to learn how to fix and maintain your bike?
- Would you like to join a local cycling group for social bike rides, led by trained ride leaders?
- Would you like to be trained as a Ride Leader and volunteer to help run our local group?
- Do you have an unused bike you can donate so someone else can benefit from it?
If so, the KOG cycling project is for you!
As part of the project, our team will be visiting local primary schools for family bike maintenance sessions and bike ‘try out’ sessions open to all – ask your local school for details. We will be visiting local community groups, to talk about the benefits of cycling, demonstrate safe cycling and teach basic skills to fix or maintain a bike. Also, the KOG team will be working with local residents to increase their cycling confidence and create a friendly, informal cycling group. We may be able to help you get hold of a bike too, for you or a family member, so you can take part.
Community groups – we’d like to hear from you!
Right now the KOG team would especially like to hear from any community groups in the area who would like a visit, such as Brownies, Guides, Cubs, Scouts, over 50’s groups, youth clubs, adult charitable or social groups etc.
Last updated: 23/08/2023 10:15