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Vittoria Tyres Winter Testing

Vittoria Tyres Winter Testing

Putting new products through their paces At Bike4Health we’re passionate about recommending products we really think make a difference to your cycling experience; whether you are an individual just embarking on your cycling journey, trying to shave milliseconds off a...

Say Hello to Hubtiger @Bike4Health

Say Hello to Hubtiger @Bike4Health

It's another exciting day at Bike4Health as we go live with some innovative new software from Hubtiger. The software, which includes a customer app (free to download) allows us to interact with our customers directly via the app, or alternatively email and text, about...

Before, after and beyond

Before, after and beyond

Those of you who have known us a little longer will know that when we moved in and setup camp in the barn at Kirkley, it wasn't exactly ready for us! But thanks to The National Lottery we were able to access capital sufficient to get us established with our first...

We have moved!

We have moved!

Yes!!!! We have moved and are all in and raring to go at our New Benton HQ. A BIG thanks to the team and other willing and quite able, as it turns out, helpers. It is much appreciated. The number 19 doesn’t seem to have many positive associations at the moment (no pun...

We’re Moving! Not now but soon…

We’re Moving! Not now but soon…

Yes that is correct we are moving Bike4Health’s grand HQ and Workshop to a new location. We are moving to a much larger and more modern business unit on North Tyne Industrial Estate, Benton in North Tyneside, accessed just off Whitley Road or A191. It's easy access...

Mental health inpatients get on their bikes

Mental health inpatients get on their bikes

Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week - Monday 18th May A new and innovative cycling project is helping men in Morpeth who have serious mental illness to experience the great outdoors on two wheels. Patients at Newton Ward at St George’s Park, Morpeth, a...

B4H Cycling and the Corona Virus

B4H Cycling and the Corona Virus

We live in interesting times is probably an understatement for the current and developing situation we all find ourselves in. As we are seeing across the country people have the power to come together and energise communities large and small for the benefit of all but...

Calvert Bike Kielder Charity Ride 17th May 2020

Calvert Bike Kielder Charity Ride 17th May 2020

We helped put on the first Calvert Kielder Charity Ride last year and it was a great success. In 2020 it will be an even better event than last year with the addition of 2 family and child friendly routes. It would be fantastic if all our Bike4Health supporters and...

E veryday bike

E veryday bike

Lock it up HUGE advantage of using the bike - didn’t have to de-ice the car today! It wasn’t particularly frosty on the ground so there were no problems handling the bike. I love the thought that using the bike is keeping me fit AND saving me money on petrol,...

Are E bikes any good?

Are E bikes any good?

To answer this question we asked Gigi Mingstones to tell us what she thought. So an e-bike…no longer needing to do school runs on the way to work, really feeling the need to get fitter, wanting to use our beast (VW campervan and only vehicle) less, thereby being more...

Hello 2020. A big year for Bike4Health!

Hello 2020. A big year for Bike4Health!

Well it's over a year since we started phase 1 of our project to do more of the good stuff we do! You can probably tell from the date of the last blog that we had a busy second half of the year and pretty much took that all the way to Christmas! Merry Christmas by the...

Spring has sprung and we’re out of the blocks…

Spring has sprung and we’re out of the blocks…

Well we are now 4 months in on our HQ project and I think we can be quite pleased with how things are going. Actually, looking back on some of the pictures from December ’18 it’s amazing to see the transformation from ‘Outer Barn’ to B4H HQ! There’s still work to do...

Another BIG Move!

Another BIG Move!

Again, I start with apologies. The first is for my blog frequency which seems to be going the wrong way and the second is that I forgot to mention last time that we were adding a 40 foot container to our headquarters! How could i not mention that? The mini project of...

Workshop, windows and wind. The work continues…

Workshop, windows and wind. The work continues…

This latest installment is well overdue! I can’t believe it was last year when I posted the last one. Rest assured and rather unfortunately we haven’t been out riding our bikes, we’ve been busy progressing the workshop and storage space to get it secure and fit for...

Cracking on with new HQ for B4H

Cracking on with new HQ for B4H

Well we’ve certainly been making rapid progress with our new Bike 4 Health HQ at Thorneyford Farm, Kirkley, home of Kirkley Cafe since our first post announcing our plans with support from the Big Lottery Fund. So work commenced in earnest on the 11th December with a...

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