For Finns bicycling is such a common thing, that it can be hard to imagine that there would be people in Finland, who for one reason or another, have never hopped on a bicycle and experienced the joy and freedom of riding a bike.
The truth is that many people who have moved to Finland have had no experience with riding bicycles. Due to culture, religion or the conditions of their countries of origin, some people may have weak biking skills, or they may not be able to bicycle at all. This is especially true for girls and women.
Learning to ride a bicycle as an adult is more difficult and that is why the project aim is to offer elementary and basic course to teach individuals with an immigrant background how to ride a bike and to help them integrate into their new surroundings while appreciating the benefits and joy of biking. The project has received funding from STEA (Funding Centre for Social Welfare and Health Organisations) for 2018 – 2020.
Our Project relies on a clear teaching methodology, proper equipment (smaller size bicycles, folding pedals etc.), motivation and well-trained coaches in a calm but easily accessible environment. It is important to create a safe space where new cyclists can overcome their fears in their own time.
Please contact us for more information!
tel. 044 244 5849