Our mission

We’re a charity that transforms lives and the environment through cycling

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Hello, we're Life Cycle  

We work with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds at every stage of their cycling journey: From learning to ride, to building a career in the cycle industry.

We know that with the right support, anyone can benefit from bikes. We help thousands of people each year by providing:

  1. Bikes that are safe, smooth and fun to ride.
  2. Cycle training for all ages and abilities.
  3. Cycling activities for people with additional needs.
  4. Industry-accredited training for the public - and people in prison.
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Why are we here?

Our society is facing some serious problems: The climate emergency, rising inequality and public health crises need bold action, now.

It can be hard to know how to make a difference. But the answers don’t have to be complicated or expensive. We believe in practical solutions - and small steps with big effects.  

If more of us cycle, we’ll see huge impacts on public health, community well-being and our natural environment. So, we’re here to help more people get cycling! We’ve been doing it since 1999 and we help more people each year.

Who do we help?

Everyone! We’re here to show that cycling can be safe, practical and affordable for most short journeys: No matter who you are, what you do or what you look like. We create positive spaces where people can be themselves, develop and reach their goals.

We're all about empowering people on their cycling journey.

What makes us tick?

Our vision, mission and values unite our employees, volunteers and freelancers. They’re at the heart of all we do.

Our vision

A world with clean air and healthier people, where cycling is the chosen mode of transport, for most people, for short daily journeys.

Our mission

To help more people experience the benefits of cycling – transforming lives and the environment.

Our values

  1. Quality: We strive for excellence in everything we do.
  2. Inclusivity: We want cycling to be accessible to everyone.
  3. Curiosity: We aren’t afraid to try new things. We are bold. We are always learning.
  4. Empowerment: We are guided by the people we work with.

Our promise

We promise to give cycling expertise that’s supportive, inclusive and inspirational - at every stage of your journey.

Our people

We have an amazing team of employees, freelancers and volunteers. Discover volunteering opportunities and careers at Life Cycle.

Our impact

Since 1999 we've supported 75,000 people through bike-based activities - including those who need extra support on their cycling journey. Some examples:

1,258 prisoners

trained as mechanics

7,054 bikes

refurbished for communities

29,122 children

taught to cycle
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