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TAG Bikes' Learners Enjoy Bikeability

TAG Bikes' learners enjoyed a Bikeability reward for their hard work in the build up to the festive season. 

TAG Bikes is run by an enthusiastic team of learners who carry out servicing and repairs on donated bikes before selling them on. The not-for-profit project is part of Cambridgeshire County Council's 'Supporting into Work programme' and to date the Huntingdon based bike shop has worked with 25 learners. Over three years their brilliant team has stopped over 600 bicycles going into landfill with 90% of the bikes returning to the road within the local community. 

As a reward for all the learners hard work repairing and servicing bikes in time for Christmas, Outspoken were invite to visit them to deliver Bikeability Level 1 & 2 training with the aim of helping the team commute by bicycle more. Over the morning the group participated in a variety of off-road games and challenges before moving onto residential roads to practice navigating their way through junctions. It was brilliant to hear their feedback on the morning:

  • Laura - "Really enjoyed the training today. Made me feel much more confident on my bike."
  • Johnathan - "Very pleased with the cycle training. I learnt how to handle road junctions better."
  • Fas - " I learnt a lot about road safety today."
  • Will - "Excellent training. Steve and Chris were very good with us. Calm and good communication."
  • Rob - "Gave me a view of what it is like to be a road cyclist."


Rob Bierton, TAB Bikes Employment Skills Worker added:

"A big thank you to Chris and Steve from Outspoken who assisted and trained the TAG team today to complete their Bikeability Level 1 and 2 training. They thoroughly enjoyed the session.

This is just one of the areas that 'Supporting into Work' TAG Bikes funds. It shows where we reinvest the money generated from bike sales and repairs. We reinvest back into the learners who are already talking about Level 3!"

Steve from Outspoken commented:

"It’s a great project, made possible by the passion and professionalism of the team. It shows with the correct training, approach and more importantly the enthusiasm of the learners, mental and physical disabilities aren’t a barrier to becoming a cyclist."

We look forward to hearing how the project progresses and can't wait to go back and deliver some Level 3 training. For more information on TAG Bikes, please visit their Facebook page

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