Dr Nick Owen MBE PLUS

Working in and on the Business of Cultural Education

The Boss Bike Rides: all you need to know…

BOSS: ‘Excellent, first rate…. to exercise control or authority over’…‘the hub of a propeller’ (Merriam Webster Dictionary)

Established by Marcellus Baz (CEO of Switch UP Nottingham) and Nick Owen (CEO of The Mighty Creatives), the BBRs provide informal opportunities for CEOs, founders and senior managers of any business (family to micro to small to corporate -ie anyone) to meet, network, socialise and become a peer support network – all through the medium of shared bike rides across the world.

The Boss Bike Ride Campaign is focused on helping children and young people in and leaving care to transform their lives through one-to-one and group-based Creative Mentoring.

The tried and tested Creative Mentoring model (pioneered by Derbyshire Virtual School) has been developed in partnership for children and young people in the care system who are at greatest risk of not being in education, employment or training.

Children and young people referred to the service will access up to 24 hours of personal development, mentoring and skills-based provision focused on reducing exclusions, increasing attendance and improving educational attainment.

The Boss Bike Rides also offer great mentoring opportunities for all you bosses out there, so it’s a great way of sharing your experience and transforming the lives of young people in care at the same time.

The rides also provide opportunities for participants to fund raise for children and young peoples charities. BB Riders aim to collectively ride 1,000,000 km over a year, starting on Friday 7 August 2020. Altogether, we aim to fund raise £100,000.

To become a BB Rider, you’ll agree to organise or participate in a group bike ride (ie more than 2 people) anywhere in the world. You can ride together or independently, as long as you find ways of keeping in touch during your ride.

A BB Ride will typically involve highlighting the natural highlights of where you’re riding, provide moments of shared learning from each other’s experiences and insights, and the chance to share food and drink en route. You’ll also use the opportunity to fundraise for your favourite children’s charity.

All we ask is that you ride together, you’re willing to share your experiences of ‘boss-ness’ and that you keep us informed of your progress so that we can tell the world how we’re doing collectively.

My page is dedicated to raising funds for The Mighty Creatives through JustGiving here although you can use any other platform you like.

If you’d like to know more, just email me nick@themightycreatives.com