The Impact Bike Project has been a huge success since it began in January 2011. Our team deliver a 12 week program to groups of young men who are finding traditional education difficult. The small group setting enables the Impact team to develop new skills and build the young men’s self-esteem and confidence. The Bike Project team has seen the young people they are working with make positive changes, and this has been echoed by their teachers and their parents.
During school holidays the Bike Project team host ‘Open Sessions’ at some local garages and also a BMX tack. These are open to all young people to come along and receive professional help with repairing their own bikes.
We hope to deliver the project in more schools and in new and exciting ways in the future. Anyone wishing to volunteer to help on a project or who can donate a bike please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are really grateful to our friends at Muc Off for giving us a load of their amazing bike maintenance, cleaning and lubricating products.
This is what young people who have taken part on the project think.
Participants Feedback 2011
29 Young people took part on Bike Project. We have asked them for their feedback. The results are below
1, I have new skills?
83% felt they had learnt new skills
2, I have enjoyed coming to the Project?
All the young people who attended the project said that they had enjoyed it.
3, The Bike Project has helped me feel more positive about school?
65% felt that the Bike project had helped them to feel more positive about school, 28% weren’t sure and 7 % disagreed
4, I think the staff on the Bike Project are good role models?
All young people who have attended the project felt the Impact staff were good role models.
5, I think I have learnt something about myself and my behaviour as a result of the Bike Project.
56% felt that they had learnt something about their behaviour
6, I would ask the Impact staff for advice on a personal issue.
54% felt that they could speak to the Impact staff about personal issues, 40% neither agreed nor disagreed and only 6% felt that they could not.
7, I am going to use the skills I have learnt on my own/families/friends bikes.
All young people agreed that they would put their new skills into use.
8, I am glad I came on the Bike Project
All the young people who attended the project said that they were glad they came.
9, I feel more confident because of the Bike Project.
81% said they felt they were more confident because of the Bike Project and 13% were undecided and 6% felt it had made no difference.
Do you have any suggestions for how we can make the Bike Project better?
“nothing it’s really good already”