Guest Blog: Yoga for The Bristol Bike Project

This month’s guest blog comes from Rob Reid aka Yoga Dad who has run a series of Yoga for Cyclists taster sessions to raise money for our Earn-a-Bike programme. He’s doing one this month as part of our 10 year annivesary celebrations. Read on to find out more!

I’ve run Yoga for MenYoga for Charity and Yoga for Cyclists classes over the past few months. My charity and cycling-themed classes have now morphed into Yoga for Birthday Parties! It’s a big one too. I am joining forces with the amazing Bristol Bike Project again to help them celebrate their 10th anniversary in style through yoga.

OK, so the main event may in fact be a week-long exhibition at Hamilton House in Stokes Croft, Bristol charting their incredible history and future plans. It all kicks off Thursday, 8th November with its birthday party. Not to forget its social cycle, Sunday, 11th November. I’m really excited to be joining the programme by running a Yoga for Cyclists fundraiser.

I have previously raised funds for The Bristol Bike Project through my Yoga for Cyclist classes at 73 Degrees bike shop in Keynsham. Proceeds were used to support its Earn-a-Bike scheme. This offers one-to-one workshops with marginalised people from the local community who need affordable and sustainable transport. I love the fact BBP doesn’t just hand out the bikes, but teaches the individual to learn basic mechanical skills, emphasising empowerment and self-reliance, forming a bond between owner and bike.

It is an honour to work with the BBP team again, especially on such a momentous occasion. My weekly Yoga for Charity classes at the Yoga Loft in central Bristol are proving hugely popular. So, I am hoping to continue this success by raising more funds for BBP through the generosity of my students, investing in BBP and its future successes.

Spaces are limited so please contact me as early as possible to book your place.

 


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