We're excited to announce our partnership with Trek, which will see 500 bikes delivered to grow and diversify community participation across the country.
The three-year partnership will support the work of our network of Community Coaches and the growth of the City Academy programme, which launched in 2021 to create new pathways into the sport for riders from diverse ethnic communities and lower socio-economic groups.
It is expected that the bikes will directly benefit more than 40,000 riders each year, with the majority supporting activity for children and young people.
“Our Community Coaches do brilliant work to help people from all different backgrounds to build up their confidence, learn new skills and discover the joy of cycling. We’re incredibly thankful to Trek for their support over the next three years and look forward to working with them to widen access to the sport in communities across the country.”
British Cycling CEO, Jon Dutton
The partnership announcement follows a successful pilot project delivered by British Cycling and Trek in Sheffield in 2022, which saw the two organisations deliver mountain bike skills sessions across eight schools in the city. The pilot reached more than 3,000 young people, with five teachers receiving training to continue the sessions in the future.
“This programme and the Community Coaches network reduces boundaries to accessing bikes whilst developing cycling skills and confidence to open the world of cycling to everyone, whatever the background or skill level. We are excited to join forces with British Cycling to help this initiative grow, and ultimately inspire children, young people & communities to cycle and discover the countless benefits it has to offer.”
Trek’s UK+ Marketing Manager, Helen Guesford
Find out how to get involved...
British Cycling’s Community Coaches are based across our local partnerships in Colchester, Coventry, Leeds, Leicester. London, Manchester, Nottingham, Plymouth, Sheffield and the West Midlands. The partnerships are a key part of our work to tackle inequalities in cycling and get more people on bikes, in tandem with the generous support of Sport England. To find out more about opportunities through our national, and local partnerships, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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