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Age UK Dudley

LEAP - The ‘green light’ has been given to set up a cycling project for older people within Dudley Borough through my work with Age Concern Dudley. As you can imagine it is a ‘dream’ opportunity and one where this new project should be as successful as the ‘Healthy Footsteps for 50 Plus’ walking project that the LEAP over 60 Project has run since 2010.

This is an opportunity for SCC members to assist with ‘Get Cycling for 50 Plus’ by becoming volunteer cycling leaders.

Initially the plan is to hold one cycle ride a week on a weekday for participants to start cycling. This will be very basic to start with and will include a couple of sessions with the Road Safety Team to ensure riders are adept at bike handling, road safety, riding in groups, etc. Following these initial training sessions, the riders will be taken on short rides starting with 30-minutes to 1-hour on quiet roads and canal towpaths. Week-by-week the sessions will be progressive as the group’s confidence improves.

Even though we are heading towards the winter season with all the weather implications that might affect our rides, we have some exciting news for you.

British Cycling, the national cycling body, has created a scheme called ‘Breeze’ to encourage lady cyclists.  They are fun, local bicycle rides for women, led by women.  The aim is for women to feel confident and comfortable about participating in a bike ride.    

Two of our Cycling Support Riders are now trained to deliver cycle rides specifically for ladies. 

Not wanting to disappoint our gentlemen riders, we shall also be holding ‘men only’ rides on the same days as the Breeze rides. 

Cyclists wishing to ride along canal towpaths can obtain a permit to do so through British Waterways.  They can register here. 
Scroll down the page and complete personal details and click ‘I agree’, the applicant will then have access to a document that they can print off and sign their name and carry with them when cycling along canal towpaths.

Please be aware that the rides will NOT take place when there is ice, snow or severe weather conditions

We now have a collection of You Tube videos for Get Cycling for 50 Plus.  Please see:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_twDJ_Byus&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz24s6e0nkI&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOITLKt4c_U&feature=youtu.be

Dudley Borough’s Road Safety team’s ‘Bikeability’ training sessions are proving very instructive.  Learn the correct position to ride on roads, particularly at junctions and roundabouts to enhance your skills and build your confidence. Their Level 2 sessions will be taking place on Saturday mornings from Mary Stevens Park starting at 9.30 am for 2½ hours, usually on the first Saturday of the month unless it coincides with a bank holiday. 

To book your free place contact

For more information get in touch with

Support rider task description - volunteers required.

Go-ride - see the go-ride page go-ride