Free adult cycle training is on offer for Wyre Forest residents on Saturday 18th June, as part of this year’s national Bike Week activities.
The Wyre Forest Adult Cycle Training scheme offers district residents aged 16 or over two x 2-hour free training sessions with qualified cycle instructors.
The training is tailored to the needs of the individual.
Those who are getting starting can learn to ride a bike in a safe off road environment, whilst those who wish to build their confidence in cycling can do so with an instructor on quiet local roads.
Intermediate and advanced training is also available for those wishing to cycle more or on busier roads.
The training is run at various locations throughout the district. Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Group provided funding to the Wyre Forest Cycle Forum to run the pilot scheme.
Councillor Sally Chambers, Cabinet Member for health, wellbeing and housing, said: “National Bike Week provides a great opportunity to celebrate and promote cycling. It aims to show how cycling can easily be a part of every day life by encouraging ‘everyday cycling for everyone’.
“Cycling is a great way to increase general health and fitness as well as a great way to get about. Whilst many children undertake Bikeability training in school, we’re delighted to be able to offer adults the chance to learn to cycle or to increase their confidence on the roads.
“We’ve had some great feedback from previous participants and look forward to running the training on the 18th June and over the next few months."
Photo shows Wyre Forest resident Aisha Latif with cycling instructor Alison Burton at a recent training session at Springfield Park, Kidderminster.
To find out more or to book a place at the training on 18th June, or to find out about future training dates, email email@example.com or call 01562 732569.
Information about national Bike Week is available at www.bikeweek.org.uk