On Yer Bike (Edinburgh Leisure and Ageing Well)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Provided by: Edinburgh Leisure

Who is this for?

Adults aged 50+ living in Edinburgh

Description

The Ageing Well project promotes healthy lifestyles for older adults (typically 50+) in Edinburgh. The project is a partnership with NHS Lothian, Edinburgh Leisure and Pilmeny Development Project and is part of the UK Ageing Well network, which aims to increase the expectation of good health in later life.

For those older adults looking to get back in the saddle again, Ageing Well, will be starting a new 11-week cycling course, where participants can develop those dormant skills in a relaxed and social atmosphere with like-minded companions.

Cycling is a great way to keep fit, active and mobile and enjoy the outdoors and countryside on the amazing network of dedicated cycle paths in the Edinburgh area.

Perhaps you’d like to join grandchildren on family rides or just to meet some new people?  And don’t worry if you haven’t been on a bike for ages or don’t currently own one, we even provide bikes, helmets, and Hi-Viz vests, so all you need to bring is yourself!

The courses are led by experienced, fully trained volunteers who are passionate about cycling and supporting those who would like to get back in the saddle.

The initial level 1 course, based on Cycling Scotland’s Bikeability material is an 11-week course, which will get participants comfortable again on a bike, developing skills, at a pace that suits them, in a dedicated area at Saughton. This part of the course will begin on Monday, 27th February at 10am-12noon.

Level 2 lasts 8-weeks and gives participants the opportunity to explore Edinburgh’s extensive cycle path network, from the leisure centres at Ainslie Park and Meggetland.

How do I access this?

  • Self referral

For more information and to book a place on the cycle course, contact a member of Edinburgh Leisure’s Active Communities team on: Tel: 0131 458 2260 / Email: active@edinburghleisure.co.uk

Is there a cost?

Free

Contact Details

Kerry Teakle
Edinburgh Leisure Head Office, Meadowbank Sports Centre, 139 London Road, Edinburgh , EH7 6AE

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Types of support on offer:

Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Healthy living

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