Walking Cricket

The Gloucestershire Cricket Board (GCB) host walking cricket sessions taking place every Wednesday in the Bristol Cricket Centre at the Bristol County Ground.

Walking cricket is a specially adapted game using a pairs cricket format, played with a soft ball.

We have a very friendly group who come together once a week to socialise with friends, meet new people, get active and most importantly have fun.

The details are as follows:

Every Wednesday on non-match days

Time - 13:00 - 14:00 

Location - Bristol Cricket Centre @ The Bristol County Ground, BS7 9EJ

FREE ENTRY

Walking cricket is available for people over 50’s across the City of Bristol. FREE transport is also provided.

To find out more, please call Scott Tremain on 07958 271414 or email scott.tremain@glosccc.co.uk

 

Sporting Memories

The Sporting Memories Netwrok launched their unique project at professional sports clubs across the city - including Gloucestershire in 2014.

Each week, small groups have been getting together in the Bristol Pavilion to reminisce about their favourite sporting memories.

The details are as follows:

Every Thursday on non-match days

Time - 11:00 - 12:30 

Location - Bristol Pavilion @ The Bristol County Ground, BS7 9EJ

The reminiscence groups start by looking at photos of legends from Gloucestershire Cricket, the wider world of cricket and also other sports stars from across the years. Conversations are also sparked by looking at sports reports, memorabilia and in some cases, former players from the club will go to meet the participants.

By tapping into this love of sport, older residents who struggle with their short term memory find their own happy and treasured memories from watching or even playing for Gloucestershire Cricket flood back.

People interested in volunteering to facilitate or support these groups or if they know someone who could benefit from attending the groups can find out more on their website, please Click here

 

Lloyds Digital Skills Academy

Lloyds Digital Skills Academy is a free service that gives you the skills you need for everyday life, your career or running a business.

No matter your level, the Academy can provide you with the skills and confidence needed in an online world.

At every session there'll be an expert on hand to help and we will provide all you need to learn, including a device, so simply book a session and come along.

Please click here for information about the Digital Skills Academy.

 

Life Cycle UK - Cycling Courses

Life Cycle UK is launching two new cycle courses at the Bristol County Ground: ‘Beginners on bikes’ and ‘Return to Cycling’. It is for adults aged 18 years+ who have never cycled before – or are looking to get their confidence back. We offer training for people of all ages and abilities. Our friendly instructors are fully qualified to National Standards and train hundreds of cyclists each year. Lessons take place across Bristol and are tailored to your needs.

Bikes for Beginners

This course is for people who have never cycled before and would like to learn. Life Cycle will give you plenty of time, space and support to practice pedalling off road, slowly building up to cycling on quiet roads in your own time. We will be covering:

  • Cycle skills
  • Basic bike maintenance
  • Route planning
  • Opportunity to progress on to Return to Cycling course
  • Opportunity for further free 1:1 cycle sessions
  • Support to choose and buy a bike

Return to cycling course

This course is for people who haven’t cycled for a while and would like to build up their confidence and skills. Life Cycle will give you plenty of time, space and support to practice off road and on quiet roads. On the final session you will enjoy a leisurely group ride to a local cafe using the cycle network in Bristol. 

  • Cycle skills
  • Road awareness skills
  • Basic bike maintenance
  • Route planning
  • Opportunity to progress on to our group social rides
  • Opportunity for further free 1:1 cycle sessions
  • Support to choose and buy a bike

 

The details are as follows:

Dates - TBC

Time - TBC

Location - Bristol County Ground, BS7 9EJ

Click here and fill out a short online form.

Click here for the Life Cycle poster.