At one of the lovely community dinners over at the cultural & environmental collective Makvärket, we met Stine, who coordinates HOME-START, a volunteer organisation, which offers help and care for families with small children. In the conversation, Stine mentioned that she works with a few mothers, who have never learned how to ride a bicycle. Cycling is not only a healthy exercise and green method of transport, but in Denmark, a well-known cycling nation, it is also an integral part of the integration.
With the many bikes in our yard, the reparation skills of our volunteers and the willingness to learn from the participants, we have now started a fruitful collaboration!
Every Friday, we teach the art of cycling in a safe environment close to our volunteer house. Any nervousness is long gone when we embrace mistakes and insecurities with good encouragement and a relaxed vibe.