We won the Excellence in Cycling Award

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.

 

 

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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