The Cycle Shed

What is the Cycle Shed?

The cycle Shed will use social prescribing, with the aim to improve the health and wellbeing of the community. Instead of, or as well as, prescribing medication, a 6- week block of "Cycle to Health" can be prescribed. The Cycle Shed offers a range of mapped routes around Stranraer town to suit all abilities. Cyclists can choose to either cycle solo or cycle as part of a group using bikes provided by The Cycle Shed.The Cycle Shed also offers a facility where people who may otherwise be unable to physically pedal a bike, can enoy the benifits of cycling through the use of the Trio-Bike. The Cycle Shed aims to create healtiher communities and provied opportunities to reduce social-isolation and form friendships.

Why?

Cycling has many benefits for your health and wellbeing, research shows that regular cycling can improve; 

Cardivascular Fitness

Muscle Strength and Flexibility 

Joint Mobility 

Stress levels

Bone Strength 

Posture and Co-ordination

Body Fat Levels

Prevention/Management of disease

Anxiety and Depression Levels

There are many reasons to start Cycing! 

Using innovative Technology (ARMED CM2000) as a self-management tool, you can track your progress.