Cycle-Lingo for Ukrainian Speakers - Kettering

Are you a Ukrainian speaker living in Kettering or nearby in other parts of North Northamptonshire? Would you like to cycle to get to work, to the shops or for other local everyday trips... but lack the confidence? If so, then Cycle-Lingo is for you.

This is our first trial of our new Cycle-Lingo project - combining cycle confidence training with language support for adults. It is brought to you by us here at Brightwayz social enterprise. It is a project funded by the Department for Transport through North Northamptonshire Council and has been set up for local Ukrainian speakers who can cycle but need help getting equipped to cycle, want to learn how to look after their bike and need a bit of extra confidence in cycling for everyday journeys. The trial project is running in Januray 2024. It is completely free of charge to participants. 

Depending on the success of the trial and future funding opportunities, this project will hopefully be extended to include other languages and further sessions in towns across North Northamptonshire.

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CLICK HERE to see Bikelife, one of our similar projects, in action on our short video

cycle lingo flyer in english and ukrainian

Priority with places is being given to Ukrainian adults who do not speak English or who have a low level of English. Other Ukrainian adults who can speak English can also join subject to spaces. 

If you are interested, read on, but please note - spaces are limited to just 13 as this is a small trial project, so make sure you click below to reserve your place asap.

No bike? No problem.  If you do not have a bike or one you can borrow from a friend we can lend you a refurbished bike.


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January 2024 Dates and Venue Options for Cycle-Lingo

Choose one of the two group options and complete all sessions in that group

Group 1: Wicksteed Park, KETTERING

Fri 12 Jan, 11am-2.30pm: 11am - 1pm (intro, check, learn to fix) and 1pm-2.30pm (cycle skills and locking)

Fri 19 Jan, 9.30am-11am: 9.30am-11am (cycle skills and route planning) 


Group 2: William Knibb Centre, Montagu St, KETTERING

Sun 14 Jan, 11am-2pm: 11am-1pm (intro, check, learn to fix) and 1pm-2pm (cycle skills)

Sun 21 Jan, 12noon-2pm: 12noon-1pm (cycle skills) and 1pm-2pm (locking and route planning)


More dates, venues and locations may be available subject to demand and funding.

People cycling.

Programme Stages

The Cycle-Lingo programme is made up of two stages. Session lengths may vary but will total five hours:

Stage 1  Bike Check, Learn to Fix and Cycle Skills - Three Hours

Stage 2  Cycle Confidence Training, Locking and Route Planning - Two-Hour session.


Can't Cycle But Interested?

These sessions are designed for adults who can already ride. Let us know if you are interested in 'learn to ride' sessions for adults as our future projects may be suitable for you.

Interested - But You Have a Disability?

Let us know. We want this programme to be as inclusive as possible. Depending on your disability and ability we may be able to adapt the session to your needs. If we can't we will look for alternatives to help you enjoy the pleasures of cycling. Cycling should be available to everyone.

Already Confident Cycling - But Keen to Learn How to Fix and Maintain?

Let us know. We may be able to help you with one of our other local programmes.

Don't Live or Work in North Northants?

Sorry! This programme is just for those who live or work in our local area due to how it is funded. If you are in another area please contact your local Highways team at your local authority to ask about other opportunities in your area.

Further Questions?

If you have any questions or would like to sign up, please contact Roman, our Ukrainian community Cycle-Lingo coordinator.


Теl.: 07585 463775 or  Telegram(green_sun_flower)


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