Parenting North East
We are an affiliated Cycling UK group delivering supportive sessions and rides to get you confident cycling with your tots.
Parenting North East CIC is a social enterprise based in Newcastle upon Tyne. We offer family support to parents of young children. We do this through regular meets where you can meet like minded parents, get peer-to-peer support and a listening ear.
Our Cycling UK Community Club, 'Mums on the Move' is supportive group enabling parents to feel comfortable cycling with their children, using a child bike seat or trailer on safe practice areas and cycle paths.
The sessions are suitable for children from 9 months to 4 years old in bike seats and trailers, older children pedalling themselves are welcome too.
Don’t have your own child bike seat or trailer? No problem we have child bike seats and trailers for your bike. Don’t have your own bike? No problem you can book a bike together with a seat or trailer from The Cycle Hub at a special discounted rate.
'Mums on the Move' Sessions are led by a trained cycle leader delivering ‘Introductory’ and ‘Social Rides’ sessions.
‘Introductory’ sessions get you started and comfortable cycling with your child. Over the 2 hour sessions you’ll practice starting, stopping and manoeuvring your bike with a child bike seat or trailer attached, ready to pedal further! Not ready to start cycling straight away with your child? Then you could practice using one of our realistic child dolls. You can come to as many ‘Introductory’ sessions as you wish and when you’re ready come along to one of our ‘Social Rides’…..
‘Social Rides’ take place on traffic free cycle paths at a gently pace, the emphasis is getting out, enjoying the views, socialising and sometimes even having a cakey shaped treat! Rides last about 1 and half hours.
Please be aware you must be able to cycle independently yourself for either session.
If you’re unsure of which session to start with have a chat with Aggie on 0191 230 2273 or email email@example.com
Coming Along: Book a place in advance by calling Aggie on 0191 230 2273 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (at least 24 hours before an activity is due to take place). If you don't have your own child bike seat/ trailer make sure you tell Aggie that you need one! Please allow extra time to have your bike set up with this before an activity starts.Due to limited places booking is compulsory.
If you don’t have your own bike, then you can book one for a 'Discounted Parenting North East' rate of £5 by contacting the hires centre at The Cycle Hub 0191 276 7250 (this needs to be done at least 24 hours before an activity is due to take place)
Where: The Cycle Hub, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1BU
When: The next 'Introductory' sessions are on 24 th April and 15 th May at 12:30 pm.
The next 'Social Rides' are on 20 th March, 24 th April and 15 th May at 10 am (rides get underway at 10:30 am)