Posted on Mar 03, 2017 by jmowbray
London Transport Awards for Positive Spin and SIlver Cycling
We are proud to have won the Excellence in Cycling and Walking award with Lambeth Council for Positive Spin and Silver Cycling in last night's London Transport Award ceremony.
The Excellence in Cycling and Walking award is given to a scheme which has brought significant benefits.The awards are supported by Transport for London, London Councils, London Travel Watch and London First and recognise excellence in transport and reward innovation and progress for transport initiatives which are really working in London.
Positive Spin is a groundbreaking programme that enables people with demential to learn to ride or return to cycling. The physiclal and psychological benefits of the scheme are signifiicant. Positive Spin was piloted in Lambeth in 2015 and the council continues to support the project at Clapham Common.
Silver Cycling enables older people to remember the joy of cycling by riding with volunteers around their local area.
Positive Spin is on the front cover of this month's Journal of Dementia Care. Read the article here.
Cycle Training UK, a worker's co-operative, exists to promote cycling as a form of transport. We love cycling. Since 1998 we have trained over 80,000 people to cycle skilfully and confidently on Greater London roads. All our instructors are permanent members of staff and undergo continuous rigorous training and professional development.
As well as delivering urban cycle training we offer maintenance sessions, instructor courses and driver training. We are acknowledged as leaders in the provision of instructor training - many other cycle training organisations and Bikeability schemes use us to train their staff and health check their schemes.
Businesses across London choose to work with us to enable their employees to commute to work. We offer bespoke packages to organisations including urban training, maintenance masterclasses and lunchtime cycle safely seminars.
We are a City & Guilds approved centre offering Cycle Mechanics as well as 3 tiers of maintenance training courses.
Cycle Training UK was the first provider to offer on-road cycle awareness training to professional drivers and continues to pioneer, for example recently developing an awareness programme for driving instructors.
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