CTC is supporting a group of ten asylum seekers by holding cycling sessions in Alexandra Park, Manchester – and helping to change their lives for the better. You only have to listen to their reaction to realise how learning to cycle has given them new-found feelings of freedom and confidence.
When it comes to changing an inner tube, adjusting a front brake or tweaking the gears, dozens of cyclists in Surrey and Hampshire will now be fixing it themselves…rather than being left in a fix. And that’s all thanks to the bike maintenance sessions organised by CTC Cycling Development Officer Susan Keywood.
Hannah Pool smiles excitedly as she puts on her cycle helmet and elbow pads. “Just getting kitted out,” she says before getting on her bike to take to the track at the Palmer Park Sports Stadium in Reading.
Play on Pedals has gone down a storm with Senga Laurie...literally! Heavy rain left her drenched when she attended the Play on Pedals Instructor training on behalf of her nursery Langa Street, in the Maryhill/Cadder area of Glasgow.
Cycle training is a very effective way to encourage more people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to cycle. It boosts skills and confidence, particularly in imperfect conditions, and teaches the rules of the road.
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