Positive Spin in Journal of Dementia Care

Posted on Mar 01, 2017 by jmowbray

Cycle Training UK instructor Clare Morris discusses the challenges and benefits of Positive Spin a programme enabling people with dementia to cycle


CTUK cycling instructor and psychotherapist Clare Morris talks about the challenges, benefits and future of the ground breaking project 'Positive Spin' in this month's edition of the Journal of Dementia Care:

'Positive Spin is a cycling project for people with dementia and their carers. Scepticism was a frequent reaction when I first floated the idea and this may have been justified, given the symptoms of impulsivity, poor planning and judgement that can accompany dementia. But cycling relies on procedural memory, an aspect of memory that is often unaffected in people with cognitive impairment despite some of the very disabling movement disorders that often coexist with it.' Read the article here

Positive Spin starts again in Hackney and Lambeth this Spring. Cycle Training UK is looking to deliver more Positive Spin hubs in other London Boroughs so if you are a local authority get in touch!

Interest in becoming a Positive Spin social franchise?

The Journal of Dementia Care (JDC) is a UK bi-monthly for professionals working with people with dementia.

Notes for Editors

Cycle Training UK

For 20 years, Cycle Training UK has been helping people to enjoy their cycling. We deliver off and on road cycle training from Complete Beginner to Fast Commuter, Maintenance Courses, City & Guild Mechanics Qualifications, Cycling Instructor Training, Dr Bike Surgeries, Driver Awareness Programmes, Workplace Cycling Initiatives and Consultancy.

The Co-operative Advantage

CTUK is a not-for-profit workers’ co-operative with company ownership shared equally across all Members. This means that we re-invest our funds into the business rather than pay dividends to Directors and that there is a high level of conscientiousness due to the very real companywide understanding that the company belongs to everyone. This results in all the benefits that pride and the identification of a company as one’s own brings; in particular excellent delivery.

Our Instructors

Everyone employed by Cycle Training UK is a qualified cycling instructor and the instructors are Members of the cooperative. Our instructors are committed, experienced and highly trained with additional appropriate qualifications. All Cycle Training UK Instructors have an Enhanced DBS Check and hold a current First Aid Certificate. All our instructors’ activities are fully insured and Cycle Training UK has £5,000,000 Public Liability Insurance.

Our instructors’ knowledge & experience is why CTUK is so actively involved with the development of the National Standards for Cycle Training and the Bikeability syllabus. It is why we are the third largest Instructor Trainer Organisation in the UK. It is why we are consulted by countries around the world establishing cycle training schemes.

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