What is Cyked?
“If you can feel better, be slimmer, be fitter and save money whilst getting places faster than the bus would – why wouldn’t you?”
- Rosa Eaton, Cyked user, SGS
Cyked is a better, faster, safer way for students studying at the schools and colleges below to get around during the day:
- Bradley Stoke Community School
- Patchway Community College
- Abbeywood Community School
- South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS)
- SGS Wise Campus
There are 51 loan bikes available between the four schools/colleges. For a deposit of £30, a bike can loaned for one academic year. A cycle helmet, a lock and lights are also available.
New routes have been built to connect these five campuses providing safe and simple ways to get from school to school.
How to get Cyked
It’s very simple to get cyked and get a bike.
- Read, fill out and hand in a User Agreement available for download here or from your Post 16 Centre office/college reception.
- Attend a short training session on-site, and collect your bike and accessories. The bike is yours for up to one academic year.
- Return the bike and accessories once the academic year is over.
Need help to get started?
If you’re a bit unsteady or unsure on your bike, cycle training is available. Please call 01454 863526 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Discounts for Cyked users include;
15% discount on all bikes and accessories for previous and existing Cyked users at Giant, The Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke.
Affordable bikes for sale from www.lifecycle.uk at the CREATE Centre, Smeaton Road, Bristol.
Tips to avoid helmet hair
Cycling is a great way to get about. It’s a free form of exercise; it helps the environment and is cheap to do.
No one likes helmet hair but this doesn’t have to mean saying no to cycling. There are ways to combat it. Do you suffer from helmet hair? Why not try the following and get out on your bike?
- Take your time. Helmet hair is caused by perspiration so take your journeys slow, relax and enjoy. As you get fitter, you’ll find you can cycle faster without perspiring.
- Dress appropriately in lightweight and breathable clothing. Take any extra clothes or accessories with you in your bag if needed. Try not to work up a sweat.
- A ventilated helmet will help minimise frizz.
- If you have short hair, use gel to style it before leaving home. It should need little reworking when you reach your destination.
- Or you can try styling it wet with a little gel. By the time you reach your destination it will still be a little damp so just restyle.
- If you have medium to long hair, just put it into a long ponytail or low bun. Fluff it up and use hair spray when you reach your destination. Keep a travel bottle of hair spray and a brush or comb in your bag.
- Or you can go for a crown plait or French braid, leave it in when you get to your destination or take it out for natural waves.
- Try using a bandana – give your hair a light mist of hairspray and use a bandana to keep your hair in place under your helmet.
- Give your hair extra volume before putting on your helmet, that way your helmet won’t completely flatten your style. Use curling tongs or product to give that added volume.
- Dry shampoo applied to your roots after your journey can add body.