PEOPLE of all ages from Malvern are being urged to get on their bikes and sign up to one of the many cycling courses taking place across the district, writes Oliver Clarke.
The nationally accredited ‘Bikeability’ programme aims to teach people safe cycling habits.
Level One aims to teach participants (seven and older) how to master and control their bikes away from traffic, such as in a playground. The 90-minute course costs £10, and runs at 10am on July 24.
Level Two aims to help adults and children over ten to gain experience on quiet local roads, as well as learning how to deal with traffic. The 90-minute course costs £15 with a children and parents course on August 14 from 10am. An adults’ course also takes place on September 5 from 6:30pm.
‘Bike Club’ is a four-week summer camp which teaches children practical cycling skills through Bikeability Level One and Cycling Go Ride coaching. All four sessions cost £25. Level One Bike Club runs from July 30 to August 20 from 11.15am to 12.15pm.
Rachel Vann, Malvern’s wellbeing officer, said: “Riding a bike safely on today’s roads is so important and the Bikeability course is the perfect place to begin.”
Helmets and bikes must be brought to the sessions.
Exact locations are yet to be confirmed.
Please visit www.malvernhills.gov.uk/bikeability for more information.