Bike Riding/Cycle for Young People
The project is a community-based project that facilitates Bike riding for BAME people and young people in particular as a method of dealing with the effects of the pandemic. The initial focus of this project is to launch a Bike Riding programme for Black communities that have disproportionately been affected by the pandemic. The project aims to set up a cycle/bike riding training for young Africans to support Government’s and Leicester City Council’s cycle to school initiative. It also aims to encourage and support African parents to deal with the emotional and psychological effects of Covid-19.
This project is an outdoor activity that will take place every Saturday. Due to the pandemic, young people likely to be experiencing worry, anxiety, and fear, and this can include the types of fears. If schools have closed as part of necessary measures, then children may no longer have that sense of structure and stimulation that is provided by that environment, and now they have less opportunity to be with their friends and get that social support that is essential for good mental well-being. Hence the bike riding provides opportunities for these stimulations and mental wellbeing for young people. Young people will be provided bikes and train them how to ride, while respecting Social Distancing guidelines. The training will take place in the Beaumont Leys cycle paths.