Project information

Community Bicycle Cycle Maintenance

We wish to show all primary school children in our local area how to clean and check their bicycle for safety before riding and let them also fix a puncture on example inner tubes using our equipment. We also hope to let them have a free puncture kit to take away.

June 2012 - September 2012

Charity information: Blenheim Scout Group

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  • Need

    Need

    We hope to encourage more children to cycle, especially to school and to have the skills to perform simple maintenance tasks on their cycles. Many children from single parent families have no idea how to fix a simple puncture.

    Solution

    We are currently training a team of young people aged between 14 and 18 in cycle maintenance. We shall then task them with delivering training sessions for local children (starting by contacting our local primary schools). These children will then have the knowledge of how to check their cycles before a ride and to have experience in fixing a puncture.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Train local young people in cycle maintenance.

    Activities

    » We are currently sending a team of young people on cycle maintenance courses at our own expense ready to deliver the project.

    Success will be... a team of qualified cycle mechanics able to deliver more cycle maintenance projects now and in the future


    Aim 2

    To run several sessions for local children on cycle checks and a hands on lesson in puncture repair.

    Activities

    » Contact local schools in first instance and advertise on our website and leaflet distribution to promote the project.
    » Drop in sessions at our activity site, deliver lessons in cycle checks, cleaning station & puncture repair. A free ride around our mountain bike track

    Success will be...giving the opportunity of cycle maintenance instruction to over 400 local children and the promotion of the benefits of cycling


  • Impact

    Impact

    The project is intended to revers the trend in children being driven to school and to promote cycling safely. To give local children a hands on experience in cycle maintenance and basic repair, many children nowadays do not seem to have mechanical skills and this project will encourage them to get involved and learn valuable life skills that can be passed on to friends and their own children in years to come.

    Risk

    The main risk would be weather putting people off coming. We already have two large event marquees that can be used to provide shelter. Under advertising could result in a small take up so we intend to work with several local schools, our neighbourhood partnership council team and to promote the project on our website and a leaflet questionnaire in local schools, Dr surgery and library.

    Reporting

    Donors will be sent a newsletter & email report on how well the project is going. They will also be invited along to the sessions to experience how well our team run the events. Our website will also contain progress reports on the project.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,206

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,006 Equipment All equipment including innertubes, puncture outfits, pumps degreaser and oil.
      £200 Administration Leaflet printing, delivery, marquee hire, running costs

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Ourselves £200 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    Based at Bishopsworth and serving Hartcliffe, Whitchurch and beyond. Eight of our close LSOAs fall within the 10% most deprived areas in England (Government statistics).

    Beneficiaries

    We intend to provide training opportunities for up to 400 local children in basic cycle maintenance and give them a hands on experience. Eight of our close LSOAs fall within the 10% most deprived areas in England (Government statistics) and we hope children there will take up the opportunites this project will deliver.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Instructors are currently being trained and as these will be between the ages of 14 and 18 they will have more in common with the young people they are delivering the project to. We have an amazing team of volunteers to back them up in this project and also have the encouragement of the local neighbourhood partnership.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Andrew Swann, Group Chairman

    Chairman of Blenheim Scout Group, I will oversee the project 7 ensure it is delivered correctly, on time & donors are kept appraised of its progress

    Young Leader Committee, Volunteers

    Tasked with delivering the project, from its promotion in the area, contacting schools, purchasing equipment and delivering the sessions themselves.

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