CHAIN Patient Information

Following your referral to CHAIN, you will be contacted by BH Live to arrange your welcome appointment. During this session, a specialist exercise referral consultant will complete a one-to-one assessment. The programme will be explained, personal goals will be set and a comprehensive physical assessment will be completed. Participants will then attend six weeks of cycling and education at a local leisure centre, such as the Littledown Centre or Pelhams Park Leisure Centre. Each week they will receive a different education session and will participate in a specially designed indoor cycling exercise class.

A home exercise programme will be prescribed for each participant, and plans for lifestyle changes and ongoing exercise participation into community based activities will be made. At the end of the programme, a one-to-one progress review will occur. Participants will be given a report of their progress and a personalised plan for their ongoing self-management.

If you have any questions, please contact your referring practitioner.

If you chose to participate in CHAIN, information about you will be shared between Royal Bournemouth Hospital, BH Live and Bournemouth University. Further information regarding use of your data can be found at,  and


CHAIN Leaflet