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Wyre Forest residents are being encouraged to get on their bikes with a free adult cycle training scheme.

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, tailored to the needs of the individual.

Those who are getting started can learn to ride a bike in a safe off road environment, while 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 at times and dates to suit individuals.Cycle Training Pic _001 (1)

Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Group provided funding to the Wyre Forest Cycle Forum to run the scheme.

Councillor Sally Chambers, Cabinet Member for health, wellbeing and housing, said: “Cycling is a great way to increase general health and fitness as well as a great way to get about.

“While 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 helping other to benefit from this scheme.”

To  find out more or to organise a training session, email or call 01562 732569.

Photo shows Wyre Forest resident Aisha Latif with cycling instructor Alison Burton at a previous training session at Springfield Park, Kidderminster. Photo: Hugh Burton.

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