East Hampshire Cycling for All - Stakeholders' Event Presentation

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On 1st December 2008, stakeholders got together to discuss the progress of East Hampshire Cycling for All.

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East Hampshire Cycling for All - Stakeholders' Event Presentation

  1. 2. The Beginning <ul><li>EHDC </li></ul><ul><li>September 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>A desire to enable cycling among all people, particularly those with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Mindful of need for a suitable venue </li></ul><ul><li>Green Exercise bid – unsuccessful </li></ul><ul><li>Partners came together EHDC, Forestry Commission and CTC </li></ul>
  2. 3. Cycle Champions <ul><li>Funded by Big Lottery </li></ul><ul><li>Wellbeing fund </li></ul><ul><li>£165 million England-wide </li></ul><ul><li>Lead Bidder - Sustrans </li></ul><ul><li>Partners/Supporters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CTC, Cycling England, British Cycling, London Cycle Campaign, Ramblers, Living Streets, Walk 21, Transport 2000, National Obesity Forum </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. CTC Cycling Champions <ul><li>Aiming to increase activity levels in all </li></ul><ul><li>£6m nationally </li></ul><ul><li>National programme of projects </li></ul><ul><li>140,000 people over 4 years </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery model through partners </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment of volunteers as ‘Champions’ </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable projects </li></ul>
  4. 5. CTC Cycling Champions <ul><li>East Hampshire </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Swindon </li></ul><ul><li>Wolverhampton </li></ul><ul><li>Derby </li></ul><ul><li>Leicester </li></ul><ul><li>Sheffield </li></ul><ul><li>Manchester </li></ul><ul><li>Sefton </li></ul><ul><li>Rochdale </li></ul><ul><li>North Yorkshire </li></ul><ul><li>Colchester </li></ul><ul><li>Bradford </li></ul>http://icanhaz.com/ctcchampionsmap
  5. 6. Cycle Champions Projects <ul><li>Manchester Manchester PCT </li></ul><ul><li>Rochdale Rochdale PCT </li></ul><ul><li>Sefton Sefton MBC </li></ul><ul><li>East Hampshire East Hampshire DC/Forestry Commission </li></ul><ul><li>North Yorks North Yorkshire Sport </li></ul><ul><li>Bradford Bradford Community Environment Project </li></ul><ul><li>South Yorks Heeley Development Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Leicester Leicester City Council </li></ul><ul><li>Derby Derby City Council </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Sport Reading/Reading Borough Council </li></ul><ul><li>Swindon Leisure Services Swindon Borough Council </li></ul><ul><li>Wolverhampton Wolverhampton City Council </li></ul><ul><li>Colchester Colchester Borough Council </li></ul>
  6. 7. Cycle Champions Projects <ul><li>Cycling for Health </li></ul><ul><li>Work Place Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Everybody Active </li></ul><ul><li>Cycling for All </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Off Road cycling </li></ul><ul><li>Alafia </li></ul><ul><li>Bike week events </li></ul><ul><li>5 miles to fabulous </li></ul><ul><li>SEN schools </li></ul><ul><li>Up and Cycling </li></ul><ul><li>Paralympics handover </li></ul><ul><li>Family Cycling </li></ul><ul><li>City Cycle Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>U3A </li></ul><ul><li>Age Concern </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>The Purpose of CTC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We bring together the largest , most dynamic , most diverse , most passionate group of cyclists in the country as an independent organisation working for and representing cycling and cyclists . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Our Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A future in which CTC is an innovative, thriving organisation of cyclists and supporters working to promote cycling for all people ; cycling that is accessible and safe ; cycling that is enjoyable and functional; cycling that enriches lives and communities . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CTC improves lives by promoting cycling for fair, inclusive and sustainable access to health, mobility, transport and leisure. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Community Cycling Development Officer <ul><li>30 years’ cycling experience </li></ul><ul><li>Most of working life spent with bikes </li></ul><ul><li>Based at Alice Holt Forest and EHDC </li></ul><ul><li>Working closely with Liz Murray, EHDC, Petersfield </li></ul><ul><li>Role to develop projects and recruit Champions </li></ul>
  9. 10. Alice Holt Forest <ul><li>Our initial base and starting point </li></ul><ul><li>Forestry Commission keen to increase access to forest by some groups </li></ul><ul><li>Beautiful woodland with fairly easy trails </li></ul><ul><li>Near centres of population in Bordon, Alton and Farnham </li></ul><ul><li>Some limitations for new cyclists needing very easy terrain </li></ul>
  10. 11. Inclusive Cycling <ul><li>EHCFA’s major focus so far </li></ul><ul><li>Launched on 5 th May </li></ul><ul><li>Learning, physical and sensory Impairments </li></ul><ul><li>Range of equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Over 200 direct beneficiaries </li></ul><ul><li>Regular Thursday morning sessions, plus others </li></ul>
  11. 14. Inclusive Cycling <ul><li>Nick Mills Father-of-two, Multiple Sclerosis “I have surprised myself with the things I am able to do. And I intend to keep on surprising myself.” </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Living Group Adults with learning impairments “This is the best fun I have EVER had” </li></ul>
  12. 15. Five Miles to Fabulous <ul><li>National event to encourage cycling among women </li></ul><ul><li>A simple message: 5 miles can help fitness and well-being </li></ul><ul><li>Potential to use this brand year-round </li></ul><ul><li>2008 event at Alice Holt </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple events for 2009 </li></ul>
  13. 16. Forest Discovery Rides <ul><li>Easy, accessible rides </li></ul><ul><li>Expert help on hand </li></ul><ul><li>A reason to ride a bike </li></ul><ul><li>Not aimed at any specific group </li></ul><ul><li>An opportunity for old, convalescent, nervous or just out-of-practice </li></ul>
  14. 17. Disability Multi-Sports Club <ul><li>EHDC initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Based at Treloar’s School </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly, during term-time </li></ul><ul><li>A different sport each week, with inclusive versions </li></ul><ul><li>3 cycling sessions enjoyed so far </li></ul>
  15. 18. Children in Need Ride <ul><li>Ride organised by Terri Bryant </li></ul><ul><li>We provided volunteer helpers </li></ul><ul><li>A great way to work – providing assistance and support to individuals and groups promoting community cycling </li></ul>
  16. 19. Volunteering <ul><li>Vital in order to continue the sustainability of the project </li></ul><ul><li>Around 10 volunteers so far </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of skills and talents </li></ul><ul><li>Training provided for ‘Cycling Champions’ </li></ul>
  17. 20. Targets and Progress <ul><li>Four ways to measure our success: </li></ul><ul><li>Direct beneficiaries </li></ul><ul><li>Indirect beneficiaries </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Community groups </li></ul>
  18. 21. Targets and Progress <ul><li>750 direct beneficiaries each year </li></ul><ul><li>1500 indirect beneficiaries </li></ul><ul><li>10 Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>10 Projects </li></ul><ul><li>A significant challenge! </li></ul>
  19. 22. Next Steps <ul><li>Continue all-ability, inclusive cycling </li></ul><ul><li>To fully integrate Alice Holt to ensure sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusive cycling at Queen Elizabeth Country Park </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the possibility of utilising other Forestry Commission locations in the area </li></ul><ul><li>Groups related to health conditions </li></ul>
  20. 23. Next Steps <ul><li>Workplace Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Villages and communities </li></ul><ul><li>Social groups – Age? Gender? Ethnicity? </li></ul><ul><li>Deprivation </li></ul><ul><li>What and where else ? </li></ul>
  21. 24. The Future: Things to consider? <ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Charging? </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteering? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recruitment </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Retention </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Groups to access </li></ul><ul><li>Partners’ contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul>

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