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.
Doing everything possible to encourage employees to commute by cycle and to cycle for work purposes helps improve the health and productivity of a workforce, lowers the cost of business transport and eases congestion at peak time.
CTC is appealing for people to donate children’s bikes after heartless thieves stole 12 cycles used for popular after-school sessions in Reading. The bikes were taken during a break-in at Palmer Park Sports Stadium during the early hours of Tuesday 15 December.
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