Rotherham: Free adult and family cycle training

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Rotherham Council is encouraging people to get on their bike and take advantage of free adult and family cycle training sessions.

The local authority is offering free adult and family cycle training thanks to its share of £30 million of funding won from the governments Local Sustainable Transport Fund.

The fund has enabled the council to launch a free cycle training skills and advice service to adults, families and teenagers, and all Rotherham workers and residents are eligible.

Rotherham Council’s cabinet member for regeneration and development, Coun Gerald Smith, said: “Getting more people cycling is a real priority for us in Rotherham and this training is a great way to encourage more people to cycle and benefit from being able to travel safely by bike.”

“Cycling also provides big savings on the cost of travel especially with the rising cost of fuel.”

Run by cycle trainers, Cycle Experience, the training and advice sessions are based on National Standard cycling skills training. This covers a range of points, such as tips for riding in traffic, bike maintenance, use of gears and group riding tips.

“The sessions are for anyone from beginners starting out for the first time, to experienced cyclists picking up advanced road skills,” said Charlie Hodge from Cycle Experience.

“If you don’t have a bike we can provide one for free and there’s even an opportunity to test- ride the very latest electric bikes!”

The free sessions are available on a one to one basis, in families or small groups, and at a time and place to suit you.

For more information or to book contact Charlie Hodge at Cycle Experience by calling 07825229201, emailing charlie@cycleexperience.com or by signing up online at www.cycleexperience.com/rotherhamcycle.

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