Get on your bike safely this summer with free training

15 July 2021

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Road Safety team has arranged free training for adults and families in the borough looking to take up cycling or improve their skills.

Bikeability Family is a brand-new training package to help people living in the same household cycle together. The training will enable families to plan enjoyable group rides, switch from driving to cycling the school run or help other family members develop their cycling skills and grow their confidence.

For adults, whether you’ve only just learnt to cycle or are a regular cyclist looking to improve your skills, private one-to-one sessions can be tailored to suit your individual abilities and goals.  Basic (complete beginner), Urban (quiet local roads) and Advanced (complex junctions and busy roads) sessions are available.

All training is provided by fully qualified instructors and compliment training currently available through the borough’s schools through Bikeability.  Trainees will need to have a bicycle of their own and family sessions are for up to six people, one trainee must be an adult.

The Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Strategic Transport, Councillor Karen Shore said: “The health and wellbeing benefits of being outdoors cycling are well known and these Bikeability courses will develop skills and confidence while having fun along the way.

“Whether you and your family are relative novices to cycling or you all ride already but would like advice on specific routes, for example to school or friends, your instructor will tailor the session to meet your needs.  Our Adult courses could be just what you need if you’re thinking of commuting to work by cycling this summer.”

For more information and to book please visit: www.bikeright.co.uk/cheshirewest-chester

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