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Blazing Saddles: how a cycling project turned up the heat to beat Covid-19

Cycle of Life inspires a community and brightens lives – with support from Kindred.

An inspirational community project is sending out a powerful pandemic message: On Yer Bike COVID!

Cycle of Life received support from Kindred as it vowed to provide free bikes to key workers who couldn’t use public transport during the crisis.

And now the Liverpool 8-based organisation has exciting plans to use cycling to improve lives across its community.

It has created a cycle club to grow confidence in cycling skills and pop-up bike repair stations are helping with essential maintenance as more and more people take to two wheels.

Work is planned with community organisations, schools and nurseries, as well as with adults not in education, training or employment – a group which Cycle of Life founder Ibe Hayter believes can deliver the cycle mechanics of the future.

‘’The pandemic has meant people thinking outside the box about the way they travel and commute,’ he said.

‘’Liverpool City Region has brilliant cycle paths and it all enables cycling to become a much more viable option for people.’

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