Everyday Cycling Heroes: Jason
Now a regular at our Kid’s Club, it’s hard to remember the Jason* that first walked through our doors.
We first met 8 year old Jason amongst a bunch of young Roma kids that get involved in our community work. If you are ever in our South Hub, you won’t be there for long without hearing these little people tearing around and shouting for their favourite member of staff, Hannah.
He was quiet, and a wee bit shy. He wasn’t able to cycle yet, but Jason wanted to get involved in the Hub with his friends. Hannah taught Jason to cycle over a period of time in Queens Park. We can definitely testify that he has now come out of his shell!
Now, he tells us, he feels confident and is “more loud”!
Jason is a keen member of the after-school club and loves helping out at Bike for Good.
“I want to work at Bike for Good when I am grown up. I will fix the bikes. I will teach people to ride.”
He brings along new members to the Kid’s Club and is eager to teach them skills and tricks that he has learned.
Our South Community Hub gives Jason a safe space to spend his time after school, and develop his skills and confidence. It feels incredible for us at Bike for Good to be able to provide young people like Jason with alternative opportunities, if they are someone who might not go down the traditional academic route.
Watch Jason as ‘the star of the show’ in the film we have created, ‘Let’s Go! A film about cycling, community, and climate change’.
*Name changed at request of participant.