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Social prescribing event invites patients to get on their bikes

bikes croppedPatients at a practice in South Birmingham are being invited to get on their bikes, as part of a community social prescribing event.

Hall Green Health, based on the Stratford Road in Hall Green, has partnered with EcoBirmingham Cycle South Brum, to offer patients the opportunity to join a free cycle ride on Monday 11 March 2019 which includes a free bike check-up.

Dr Aftab Arif, a GP at Hall Green Health, said: “After listening to requests from our patients, we are delighted to be able to offer the chance to join us on our first social prescribing event – Hall Green Health Together: Life Cycles.

“Social prescribing is a great way of encouraging patients in primary care to tap into support within the community for the benefit of their health and wellbeing. This gentle, guided ride will take around an hour to complete along the Cole Valley cycle route and is a great opportunity to get out and about, meet new people, enjoy some fresh air and get fit!”

The first event is open to Hall Green Health patients, with hopes that future social prescribing opportunities can be offered to the wider community.

Riders are asked to bring their own bike and a helmet if possible, along with water, gloves, flat shoes and clothes suitable for cycling. The meeting point is outside Hall Green Health, 979 Stratford Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, B28 8BG, at 9.30am on Monday 11 March, when patients will also be able to get a free bike health check.

More information, including how to register for the cycle ride, is available on Hall Green Health’s website.

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