Budding cyclists are being invited to take part in free go:cycling Saturday taster training sessions, between 10am and 12 noon, in Huddersfield and Leeds.
Aimed at anyone aged over 16, including those who want to get back to cycling but who may not have ridden a bike since they were a child, the sessions take place at Huddersfield’s Leeds Road Sports Complex and the Fearnville Leisure Centre in Leeds.
Bookings aren’t needed and bikes are available to use free of charge. Professional qualified cycle instructors will be providing advice at the session which run every Saturday until 28 March.
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West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee Chair Cllr James Lewis said: “Cycling is a healthy, cheap, sustainable and environmentally friendly form of transport not only for leisure but also for travelling to and from work.”
“Last year’s Tour de France Grand Départ in West Yorkshire resulted in a wave of enthusiasm for cycling and these kinds of sessions help people make their good intentions a reality. When I joined in with a go:cycling training session as a lapsed cyclist, it gave me the tips, techniques and confidence to get going again on my bike.”
Set up to support more adults in West Yorkshire to cycle more often and more safely, the go:cycling project provides support for people who want to cycle but may be lacking confidence or experience. The go:cycling team also organises a range of events and rides where people can build up their miles and confidence with other riders.
Co-ordinated by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in partnership with the West Yorkshire’s districts and CTC The National Cycling Charity, go:cycling promotes free adult cycle training, free bike maintenance sessions and works with the West Yorkshire Travel Plan Network to encourage cycling for commuting and business-related travel. It is supported by the Department for Transport through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund.
People can keep up to date with go:cycling by following @wygocycling on Twitter and the WY go:cycling Facebook page.