With many St Helens Borough residents getting a taste for cycling recently, free adult cycle training is being offered in order to help local people build confidence and improve their skills.
Cycling has become the ‘new normal’ for lots of people, and Merseyside Road Safety Partnership are working with BikeRight! and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to offer these courses as part of a package of measures aimed at improving safety in the region.
Cycle training is also available for children aged ten and above who missed the training delivered in schools due to coronavirus. Education initiatives are also planned for drivers including Safe Pass operations designed to encourage motorists to give more space when overtaking pedal cyclists.
Courses will be accessible from across Merseyside, with St Helens Borough’s courses run at Newton-le-Willows Health and Fitness.
Places fill up fast, but more dates will be added. Booking is online at https://www.bikeright.co.uk
The courses are all run by qualified trainers, and are an ideal way to boost confidence in adults and children alike.
Courses for adults run on Saturdays for 2 hours, those for children aged ten and over are from 9am-3pm.
Current local dates are as follows:
Monday 24th August, 9am-3pm
Tuesday 25th August, 9am-3pm
Wednesday 26th August, 9am-3pm
Saturday 29th August, 10am
Saturday 29th August, 1pm