Bike Club to launch in Wales
Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing Jane Davidson PM will be officially launching Bike Club in Wales at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff on 9 June.
Bike Club is a project that engages with young people aged 10-20 by inspiring them to become participants and leaders of creative, fun and inclusive activities. A series of Bike Clubs will begin in Cardiff and surrounding areas that will help children and young people to learn new life skills through cycling.
Bike Club Development Officer for Cardiff Melanie Davies said: “Bike Club is an exciting opportunity for children and young people to engage in fun, interesting and unique cycling activities. I’m looking forward to working with groups of young people and helping them to apply for funding.”
Bike Club works closely with organisations such as youth clubs, youth groups and community focused schools. Clubs use cycling-related activities as a way to improve physical activity levels, health, learning and social inclusion for people across Wales - especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, as outlined in the One Wales Agenda.
Bike Club has been formed by a consortium of three well-established national charities. Youth Cymru brings together youth groups in Wales, ContinYou Cymru is an organisation that promotes non-formal learning and CTC is the national cycling charity.
The development of Bike Club, initially funded by the Department for Transport, has been brought to Wales with funding from Asda’s Pedal Power fundraising campaign.
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Bike Club’s launch will take place on Wednesday 9 June at 11.30am – 2.30pm in The Urdd Gobaith Cymru at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff. Reporters and photographers are welcome (we recommend attending between 12am-1pm for the keynote speakers).
Further information about Bike Club can be found at http://bikeclub.org.uk
Bike Club has been formed by a consortium of established national charities that are passionate about using cycling to help children and young people explore, learn and keep healthy. By working together as a team, the expertise of these three organisations is combined to make Bike Club an exciting project.
CTC, the national cycling charity, inspires and helps people to cycle and keep cycling, whatever kind of cycling they do or would like to do. Over a century’s experience tells us that cycling is more than useful transport; it makes you feel good, gives you a sense of freedom and creates a better environment for everyone.
ContinYou Cymru provides expertise in community learning and health improvement, fulfilling a major role in supporting the development of community focused schools across Wales and offering out of school hours and informal learning opportunities to children, young people and adults beyond the school day and curriculum. www.continyou.org.uk/cymru
Youth Cymru is a major youth work charity that supports youth workers, club leaders and their management committees in developing their programmes and meeting the priorities of the young people they work with in Wales. Youth Cymru in partnership with UK Youth operate the Youth Achievement family of Awards within Wales. www.youthcymru.org.uk
UK Youth is a national charity developing and promoting high quality youth work and educational opportunities for and with young people. It is the largest non-uniformed young people’s organisation, supporting a network of over 7,000 youth groups, clubs and projects across the UK, with over 750,000 young people engaged through these networks. Bike Club will offer opportunities to gain UK Youth’s Youth Achievement Awards through cycling activities.