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Free Adult Cycling Courses

Posted: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 10:36

FREE Adult Cycle Courses in your area!

Free adult cycle courses are being run across Hinckley and Barwell this spring and summer 2013.

The courses, run by Leicestershire County Council supported by the borough councils Active Together team, are aimed at developing confidence and skills for riding both on and off the road. They are ideal for people who have never been on a bike before, riders who want to improve their confidence and people who haven't cycled for years. Training is delivered by experienced instructors qualified to a national standard.

Participants don't need their own bike as bikes and helmets can be hired, subject to availability, for a small, refundable deposit.

Last year over 350 people took part in the courses across Leicestershire. Cycling is great fun and a good opportunity to get fit, save money on fuel and help the environment.

Mum-of-two Dawn Mason faced her phobia of cycling head-on when she took part in one of our adult cycle courses. Now she has not only found a new way to get from home to the village centre, but also regularly cycles with her children. Not only that, but she has also lost an amazing four and a half stones in weight after combining the extra exercise with a healthy eating plan.

Dawn said: "I never learned to ride as a child and had a phobia when it came to getting on a bike. However, I wanted to be able to ride with my four-year-old daughter when she learned."

"I have used my bike to ride intoLeicester, I also use it to travel to my local gym and swimming pool weekly and sometimes attach a trailer to the back and take my children out in it."

So whether you are looking for a new leisure activity or planning on cycling to work, why not give it a go? Dates for theHinckleyand Barwell courses are the following:-

Hinckley, Holycroft Park Tennis Courts, Shakespeare Drive

• Mondays 6pm-8pm

8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th April and 6th May

Barwell, George Ward Centre, Church Lane.

• Mondays 6pm-8pm

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th June and 1st July

For more information and to book a place on the course visit: www.leics.gov.uk/cycling, email choosehowyoumove@leics.gov.uk or call 0116 305 8307.

Tags: Cycling, Hinckley, Sport