Lessons put adults back on their bikes in Ilfracombe

FREE cycling taster sessions took place in Ilfracombe on Saturday afternoon to encourage more adults to get back on their bikes. With funding provided by Learn Devon, the Get on Your Bike course takes place over two Saturdays and is aimed at the rusty cy

FREE cycling taster sessions took place in Ilfracombe on Saturday afternoon to encourage more adults to get back on their bikes.

With funding provided by Learn Devon, the Get on Your Bike course takes place over two Saturdays and is aimed at the "rusty cyclist" who rides on occasion.

Bikeability instructors Eric van der Horst and Lucy Oldfield, aim to build cyclists' confidence by tackling issues such as fear of traffic, road safety, planning a traffic route, cycling with children and even bicycle repairs. It is hoped the result is a fun and free reintroduction to cycling.

Similar sessions are also taking place in Bideford and although the current programme is now underway, it is hoped to stage more taster sessions in the future. To find out more, call (01271) 326071.


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