The Cycling and Walking to Work initiative aims to promote walking and cycling as a healthy and sustainable option in accessing work for job seekers or those newly in work.
One exciting new element involves the promotion of the 6 Community Cycling Hubs in St Helens (Taylor Park, Victoria Park, Sherdley Park, Bold Miners Neighbourhood Centre, Sankey Valley Visitor Centre and Four Acre) to access employment opportunities by cycling or walking.
It supports the public health agenda by increasing levels of activity in the Borough, but also provides opportunities to socialise, improve health and fitness, become more independent and increase chances of gaining employment by learning transferable skills.
Bikes/helmets are provided during training sessions and eligible applicants could receive £100 towards a new bike or walking equipment!
This initiative offers access to a range of support including: Learn to ride session, basic road awareness session, basic cycle maintenance training, participation in led rides from the Hubs, opportunities to volunteer and potentially learn new skills that could lead to employment, walking journey plans and support; and practical cyclist training to groups (minimum 6) in basic bike maintenance and riding safely on the road.
For further information please contact the Cycling and Walking to Work Hubs Initiative at St Helens Council on: 01744 676189 or email firstname.lastname@example.org