Out and About’s Bike Hub Launch
South Ribble Borough Council's Deputy Mayor Cllr Jim Marsh, along with Deputy Mayoress Susan Marsh, launched the new Cycling Projects hub in Worden Park on Saturday 14th May.
Cycling Projects is a charity which promotes cycling for all and to help people get cycling in South Ribble, the Out and About project have provided a container of bikes and helmets in Worden Park which are available to use on their led bike rides. The Out and About project is a Big Lottery funded scheme in partnership with Sustrans.
The Deputy Mayor and Mayoress attended to officially open the event and to talk to the riders before cheering them as they set off on a bike ride. This will be a weekly family ride which starts outside the Coffee Shop at 10am and encourages safe cycling from a young age by making use of the cycle paths that go from Leyland through to Buckshaw Village and beyond.
As well as the bike ride, the event included a basic bike mechanics session: teaching people how to maintain their bikes, carry out regular checks, replace a fallen off chain, repair a puncture, change an
inner tube and adjust the brakes.
There was also a treasure hunt by bike around the park and everyone who finished this received a prize of a Cycling Projects drinks bottle and a Cycling in Lancashire t-shirt (donated by Lancashire County Council).
View more pictures from the day by clicking 'here'.
To find out more about the free, led bike rides on offer, contact Donna Parkinson on 07971476721 or email@example.com.