Have you heard of the KOG Community cycling project for Ketley Bank, Oakengates and St Georges in Telford?
The KOG project is aimed to encourage people to cycle more by helping to teach them how to ride and fix bikes, provide courses in schools, and train volunteer 'Ride Leaders'.

Known as KOG, the Ketley Bank, Oakengates, and St Georges Community Cycling Project is organised by Telford & Wrekin Council.

Energize STW has helped the council, in partnership with Bikes4Kids and Shropshire Cycle Hub, to secure £10,000 from Sport England's Together Fund to support the project. Additional funding was also secured from Energize STW and Telford & Wrekin Council’s Safer & Stronger Communities project, increasing the total fund to over £12,500.

KOG will work with schools, community groups, community centres and religious establishments in Ketley Bank, Oakengates and St Georges to encourage cycling and help people overcome their obstacles to cycling.

The project includes training for volunteers for 'workforce development' and the forming of a community cycling club.

Cllr Kelly Middleton (Lab), Cabinet Member for Leisure, Public Health and Wellbeing, Equalities and Partnerships, said:

"The goal of KOG will be to give people in Ketley Bank, Oakengates, and St Georges a bit of extra encouragement to give cycling a try or to go back to it. For example, we know people often lose confidence in old age in their ability to cycle - projects like this will tackle that and give people the confidence to pick it up again.... But no matter people's age, KOG will promote cycling as an option for travel, exercise, recreation and sociability."

To find out more contact Holly, the KOG Community Cycling Advisor via [email protected]