The Turning Hub is a funded project run by members of Richmond Cycling Campaign and Twickenham Cycling Club.
We succesfully bid for money from the Community Cycling Fund for London, a fund that helps communities set up projects that encourage people to cycle. The money came from Transport for London and the Big Lottery.
After working on a bike club at Orleans Park secondary school during the 2009-2010 school year, we decided to create a mobile bike club that could visit schools and organisations across the borough. Once the funding applications were open, we bid for the money and won.
The mobile club visits two (or more) schools and/or organisations every 5 weeks or so. We provide anything the participants would like us to bring. So far we’ve done Go-Ride skills and games, maintenance sessions, bike polo and are helping people set up bike recycling centres in their communities.
Most of the people who work on the project are cycling instructors, mechanics, coaches or people interested in getting people to cycle more. We try to provide a high level of service: all our volunteers and paid workers are CRB checked, each session has a session plan and we undertake risk assessments. Even though this is not our full time job, we believe that we can still be professional.
A more detailed description is available here.
If you would like The Turning Hub to visit your school or organisation, get in touch using the ‘Contact Us‘ web page.