Commuter Cycle Training
Lancashire County Council are providing two hours of free cycle training for adults which is being delivered by Cycling Projects in the Preston, Chorley, South Ribble and West Lancs areas.
Advertised as Commuter Cycle Training, it is mainly aimed at people who want to cycle to and from work, college or place of training, or for those who already do and just want to pick up some extra hints and tips.
This pilot ran for free until mid-March 2012 with the hope that feedback and demand will be such that it will be continued longer term. Over the past few weeks, people have been braving the weather to come out and get some training as this is starting to be a good time of year to be thinking about cycling to and from work. The cycle training is tailored to what people would like to cover; we try to use the roads that people will be cycling on as part of their journey to work so they can get used to them whilst feeling safe with an instructor. We don't throw anyone in at the deep end, we start with the basics on minor roads and then move on to busier roads if and when people feel ready for it. The training involves us explaining and demonstrating which positions in the road you should cycle in depending on what you are about to approach, explaining how you can make yourself safer on the roads, helping with route planning and demonstrating bike safety checks.
With a good turn out of people attending these adult commuter cycle training courses and some great feedback we hope in the near future to carry on providing this programme.
Although the programme has now ended, to find out more or even to express your interest for future training please contact Donna by email firstname.lastname@example.org or 07971 476721.